Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

By Sam Quinones In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field named Dreamland, that became the center of community life. This could have been Any Town, USA but now, opioid addiction has devastated Portsmouth, leaving wrecked lives and lost hope, as it has in hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the Read more »
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May 13, 2017
I want an Oompa Loompa and I want it now!

I want an Oompa Loompa and I want it now!

As we were reviewing Andi Green’s The Monster Who Wanted it All for this issue’s BookShelf, about the little monster, Zelly, who could never be satisfied with what he had, I remembered one of the many memorable characters from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” – Veruca Salt. Veruca was the poor little rich girl who demanded everything, even an Oompa Loompa. It eventually led to her demise – right Read more »
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May 13, 2017

Since the summer of 2010, when we were planning the first issue of Well-Being that would be released late that summer, one of our strongest motivators was the idea of creating a reader-friendly publication that would provide information about health and fitness and the resources available to help Mississippians better manage their health. Too often the gulf between quality healthcare and those who need it is not due to a Read more »
By admin
May 08, 2017
make it easy on yourself

make it easy on yourself

Before you think I’m going to break into the chorus of Jerry Butler’s 1962 release about breaking up, I’m actually about to offer a much more radical concept. The idea I’m talking about is taking care of yourself, not instead of others, but in addition to others. The thing is, for many of us taking care of our own wants and needs feels selfish. The compulsion to put everybody else’s needs Read more »
By admin
March 06, 2017
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