You’ve Got Me Humming…

Etta James—An Original      peace

You’ve Got Me Humming…

Johnny Otis…Etta James called him him “her guru”  they passed within one day of each other.


Breastfeeding Is Best For You and Your Baby…

Decreasing cancer risks for mother…this has been known for years and it’s about time we hear this fact again!

Silicone Breast Implants Leak

Breast augmentation is a woman’s choice, but they should be aware that silicone breast implants, introduced in 1981, have never been proven to be safe.  In fact, long term studies regarding their safety have never been done. There are many women who insist that the leaking of  silicone into their bodies from ruptured implants are the cause of autoimmune diseases that they suffer from. In short term studies, toxic amounts of platinum have been found in the breast milk, urine and blood of women with implants.  Platinum is a metal used as a catalyst in the manufacture of the shell and gel components of silicone breast implants.

Unfortunately, it seems as if  women are being used as guinea pigs,  just as they were with hormone replacement therapy.

Our Bodies Our Selves…The Health Resource Center  report pertaining to breast implants is a must read.   It covers the history of silicone implants and the successful efforts by the manufacturers of the implants to have the 1990’s FDA ban lifted over the objections of doctors and scientists..

Patience And The Long Game

Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek…

You hear it everywhere. Democrats are disappointed in the president. Independents have soured even more. Republicans have worked themselves up into an apocalyptic fervor. And, yes, this is not exactly unusual.

A president in the last year of his first term will always get attacked mercilessly by his partisan opponents, and also, often, by the feistier members of his base. And when unemployment is at remarkably high levels, and with the national debt setting records, the criticism will—and should be—even fiercer. But this time, with this president, something different has happened. It’s not that I don’t understand the critiques of Barack Obama from the enraged right and the demoralized left. It’s that I don’t even recognize their description of Obama’s first term in any way. The attacks from both the right and the left on the man and his policies aren’t out of bounds. They’re simply—empirically—wrong.

Obama’s Patience

GOP Evangelicals Boo The Golden Rule

Lies! Lies! Lies!

The audiences attending the Republican Debates reveal the GOP’s total lack of compassion, their obsession with war, guns and Obama.

They have applauded the fact that Texas executes more people than any other state, shouted out that a person without health care should be allowed to die, booed when Ron Paul suggested the Golden Rule in  United States’ relationships with other countries.  These are very aggressive and angry  “religious” people.

Martin Luther King

Fahions That Came…And Stayed


Mary Quant---Mother of the Mini Skirt

When a young upstart British designer named Mary Quant opened her boutique Bazaarin 1955 on King’s Road (a mod and rocker hangout), she was poised to spearhead a fashion revolution. Without any real training in fashion, but with a finger on the pulse of everyday fashion of the street, she represented a distinctive breakaway in fashion. She began to sell clothes that reflected the ideas of the day’s youth and that had nothing to do with established Paris fashion houses (Lehnert 2000).

When she raised the hemline of her skirts in 1965 to several inches above the knee, the iconic miniskirt was born. Named after her favorite car, the Mini, the miniskirt was an instant success and epitomized the spirit of London in the mid-60s: free, energetic, youthful, revolutionary, and unconventional (Diamond and Diamond 2006).


Corporate Mini Skirt of 1980's and 90's

2012 Mini

Home Is Where the Heart Is…

                                                                                                                         DOREEN’S RETREAT





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