Archive - Nov 5, 2005

Prom skin-care tips

I found this on the internet and pass it along as a public service:

Get Gorgeous for Prom Night Skincare Tips for Your Teen by Jeanine B. Downie, M.D., of Image Dermatology P.C.

* Try to avoid getting too stressed while preparing for the big night, as the effects can show up on your skin.
* While busy looking for the perfect outfit, accessories, date, etc., don't neglect your skin.
* For kissable lips, go ahead, lay on the lip gloss! But avoid going over the lip line; this can block pores and cause blemishes on your perfect pout.

They'll always find something

I am medically ignorant, but hearing more stories about the side effects of cholesterol-lowering medication makes me think that the cure is worse than the disease. Heart problems. Liver problems. Numb fingers. Good grief! At what price do we want lower cholesterol numbers? What about exercise?


Went outside early this morning to fill the wood stove. It was perfectly still, and I could hear hunters' vehicles prowling the countryside. This is the first day of rifle hunting in this area, and I assume they are out climbing into their deer stands before sunrise.

There are two parties hunting on my land. Both are very experienced and responsible. One has been hunting here for 30 years, the other for 25. So, they know the lay of the land and have strategies which have been established over the years to fit the situation here.

More on prom

Slate magazine has weighed in on prom issue, and provides some historical background as well.

Somebody doesn't have enough to do

Got on a roll with the fishline and decided to hang this table about three feet above Eugene the Bear. Like Eugene, this is probably a temporary installation.