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The article on the inherent dangers of sugar made sense. A little bit goes a long way. But, a little bit of sugar just doesn’t seem to be the operational mode for any drink that uses sugar at all.

Finally, some relief.  The featured piece did make an allowance.  Since diet drinks did not use sugar, any of those options were legitimate.

Not long ago I was sipping on my diet drink.  Then, I was reading an article on the dangers of sugar substitutes.  It was even difficult to pronounce the names of these replacement sweeteners.

Of course the point of the article was to try to dissuade people from drinking the suspicious diet drink. Who knows what affects those horrible beverages will have on the innocent human body. But, at least there was some hope in this read as well.

Tea was a good option. Everything was natural. Tea was beneficial in fighting many diseases and illnesses.

Following the health nut recommendation, I was sipping on my bottle of green tea.  Of course I was reading an article. It was a connoisseur of teas that was being interviewed but of course another health tabloid.

She was saying that tea was a wonderful beverage. However, only drink freshly brewed teas. Bottled teas don’t have along shelf life and turn acidic over time. Acidic teas neutralize many of the health benefits from drinking teas.

Being the compliant learner that I am, I set aside my bottled green tea and began brewing my own.  The aroma was wonderful.  A hot cup of great smelling tea was the kind of comfort food that makes our day go along well.

Then, while enjoying a comfortable seat, enjoying the internal warmth from my freshly brewed cup of tea, I casually read the health wise article in front of me.  The missive traced the production of  materials used by many companies selling tea for tea bag brewing.

Shock! This material is cheaply made and massively exported all over the world.  The problem is that the production is unregulated and the materials used are carcinogenic! Good grief!

What’s a conscientious person supposed to drink around here, anyway?

Jesus turned the water NOT into diet soda.  Nor did He turn it into bottle green tea.  He didn’t even turn it into freshly brewed tea.  It was wine!

Pass me a bottle, quickly! I’m thirsty.


On my way through the parking lot while walking to my office, I was attacked. A guy ran up and threw a bottle of Omega 3 pills at me. I was very thankful that my injuries were only “Super Fish Oil.”

Are you laughing or moaning?

I am still chuckling over this joke. My wife rolled her eyes. None of my kids reacted over the thousands of miles that separate us.

When I hear someone tell a joke that has a great set up and punch line, I react. It feels good to laugh. Funny is healthy, enjoyable, and makes the day sparkle.

Ordinary people laugh a lot. The older they get they keep laughing. In fact they laugh more often and more heartily.

My years have loosened me up. Some things that put me into a panic, now make me laugh. When I see young men furrow their brow, I just laugh.

Jocularity may or may not add years to my earthly life but it sure is fun regardless. Humor makes me smile. There seems to be a release of pressure, stress, and concern when our funny bone is activated.

A crusty curmudgeon brashly ordered his wife to take over and drive. He had to change the batteries in his hearing aids. They were on their way to warmer climates from their Michigan home.

The old goat was fussing and cussing, while fumbling with his hearing aid parts now spread all over his lap.  She pulls over.  Warren gripes, “Whatcha doing?” Then, he notices the flashing blue lights of a State Patrol car. “Ha! You old bitty, now you’ve gone and done it.”

With the car stopped, the salty grouch gets more snarky when he glances back at the approaching officer, noticing that the officer is a female trooper, “She ain’t having no mercy on an old hag like you!”

“License, please,” the officer asked.
“Eh? Rude Warren intrudes, “What’d she say?” ”
“No worries, dear, she just asked for my license.”
“I notice that you’re from Michigan,” commented the officer.
“Eh? What’d she say?”
“It’s fine, dear, she just said that we were from Michigan.”
“Never been to Michigan myself,” said the officer, “but I had one blind date with the ugliest crudest guy in the world. He was from Michigan.”
“Eh, what’d she say?”
“Oh, she just said that she thinks she knows you.”