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Vol. 25 • January 2014

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You Never Know What Will Happen When You Re-imagine Your Life Dear Readers,

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new buzzword making the rounds is “re-imagine,” as in re-imagining life’s possibilities and asking the question “What’s next Janice Doyle, Editor for me?” It’s about making choices that fundamentally change your life. It can be as simple as imagining yourself if you gave up smoking and got healthier or if you started eating right and exercising more. You might re-imagine your life going back to school or creating a beautiful yard. So many possibilities! Then there are people like Don Mankin of Los Angeles, a career academic and author of books on organizational psychology. He reimagined his life and now he travels the world as “The Adventure Geezer.” I met Don recently at a travel writers conference. In December we talked on the phone and he told me he was spending the day going over his itinerary for travels in 2014. Oh, let’s see. He’s got a few things planned. He’ll be kayaking in Croatia, sailing in Indonesia, hiking in Portugal, diving in the Galapagos Islands. He has six adventure trips in all, each of them two to three weeks long. You can read Don’s article in this issue about three of his adventure travel trips last year—hiking to Machu

Pichu, crossing Russia by train, coming face to face with a lion in Namibia. The interesting thing about Don’s trips is that he’s not the only—and sometimes not the oldest—senior adventurer on his trips. Old is the new young when it comes to adventure travel. Becoming “The Adventure Geezer” Don was an academic for 35 years, a Ph.D psychologist who taught classes, wrote books and became a university dean. About eight years ago, he was having dinner with a friend and handed the friend a copy of his recent book on business management. Don said, “My friend challenged me with some career advice: Stop working and writing in academia. The baby boomers are going to be interested in hearing about your travels.” A light went off in Don’s head. In that instant, he re-imagined his life as an adventure travel writer. “It really was almost that abrupt,” he told me. In reality, he had his lifetime of experience to draw on, like we all do. The friend knew Don was already an author and that he had always been interested in travel. He knew that when the university opened an international study program in Thailand, Don had extended work trips to Thailand for the school, visiting Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam after the work part of the trip. “It had not occurred to me to write about my travels, even though I took lots of pictures,” Don said.

He spent the next year in academia while he wrote a book proposal, found an agent and sold his first adventure travel book to National Geographic. And with that, he stopped working and became The Adventure Geezer! Every year he takes extended trips that are centered on adventure. That means staying fit. “I’m very conscientious about the gym. I work out with an extremely rigorous program,” he said. He said, “I’m as busy as I’ve ever been. I really haven’t had a boring day in years.” That’s a good lesson for all of us. If we are bored, it might be good to start re-imagining life and allowing ourselves to be pulled by the possibilities that are all around us, whether for adventure, service to others or—well, look for yourself at where you’ve been and what’s out there for the future. Do you need to re-imagine yourself?

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An Evening with Garrison Keillor. Writer, humorist and author; host of the NPR broadcast “A Prairie Home Companion.” 7:30 pm at the Straz Center, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

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patients in local hospitals. Learn basic and advanced stitches while helping others. 6 pm to 8 pm at Lutz Branch Library. Bring your own yarn and needles for this class. 813-273-3652.

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A Dynamic Duet. Discussion about upcoming opera production Carmen and Spain’s influence on Tampa’s history. Opera Tampa singers close with an aria from Carmen and continue entertainment at the Columbia Cafe. 6:30 pm at Tampa Bay History Center. More info at 813-228-0097.

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Meeting the World, One Amazing Adventure After Another

BY DON MANKIN

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dventure isn’t just for the young. Boomers and seniors, with time and money to spend and the unique perspective that only age and experience can provide, are now leading the way in exploring the world and seeking adventure. Come along on three of my favorites; then plan your own.

Travel Trekking Lodge to Lodge to Machu Picchu As I sat in the spa sipping a pisco sour, I looked down the valley to Mt. Salkantay, the huge, snowcovered monolith at the end. I was in the Andes for the six day Mountain Lodges of Peru trek. At this altitude most every day is a challenge, but the big challenge was on the third day – a butt-searing, heart-pounding, lungscreaming five hour, 2500’ high altitude climb to Salkantay Pass at 15,213 feet. I made it, as did everybody in our group, though a few rode horses over the pass. The downhill sections, on muddy, rocky trails, weren’t so easy either. But at the end of every day there were spas, pisco sours and cold beer, comfortable accommodations and Lifestyles After 50 • January 2014 • page 6

excellent meals. The hike ends, after a short train and bus ride, at Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive of the seven wonders of the world. Besides Machu Picchu and the physical challenge of the hike, it’s the spectacular scenery that makes this trip so special. Huge domed massifs and sheer, jagged peaks loom over lush forests and broad valleys. The air is so clear you can almost make out every crease and crevice in the snow and ice that cover them. Clouds and mist settle over the mountains and hide them from view, then lift for a few minutes to reveal peaks turned gold in the sun. Is it the most beautiful place in the world? It’s near the top of my list. Go visit and see for yourself.

Traveling by Train from Moscow to Beijing As I sat on the bed in our tiny compartment, I watched the Russian countryside roll past our window. My wife, Katherine, and I were on a private version of the Trans Siberian Railroad, on our way from Moscow to Beijing on a 16-day journey through history, a history with a cast of characters and enough blood and sex for an HBO series. The trip was not just a ride through the past. The rich, complex past is shaping an even more complicated present and future. Trying to pin down what is happening in this rapidly changing region is like shooting at a moving target, a target marked by

...The lion stared at me, less than 10 yards away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away...

surprises, ambiguity, contradictions and unlikely juxtapositions – e.g., classic cathedrals and statues of Karl Marx alongside hipster bars and high tech start-ups in Moscow; attractive, vital cities in the heart of Siberia; traffic jams and construction cranes in Ulan Bator, followed by an early morning concert of traditional music in the Gobi Desert; grand monuments and funky night markets with extraordinary street food in Beijing. The train was intrinsic to the experience, pulling all of the destinations together into something more akin to a movie than a sequence of discreet photos. This gave me a much better feel for the region as a whole—its history, the interrelationships that shaped it, and the economic and cultural dynamism on display as we passed through.

If this sounds more like a graduate seminar than a trip, it is a graduate seminar fueled by vodka. Katherine summed it up best after a vodka tasting on the train as we rumbled through eastern Siberia: “When I drink a lot of vodka I achieve a level of clarity that does not correspond to reality.” Then she weaved her way down the corridor to our compartment for a nap before dinner.

Namibia—Raw and Wild The lion stared at me, less than 10 yards away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away. This lion sighting was just one of several, albeit the most dramatic, of my recent three week trip to Namibia. The highlight of those three weeks included five days in Etosha National Park, one of the largest game parks in Southern Africa, and a six-day fly-in safari to Damaraland in the northeastern corner of the country. The wildlife in Etosha—elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, jackels, hyenas, wildebeests, and several different kinds of antelope—can be seen in abundance around the many waterholes that dot the parched landscape. Damaraland is more remote. It is drier and the wildlife is more dispersed. That was where I met the growling lion, on the last day of our safari. The next morning a couple who were staying in the same camp told me that they had heard a lion outside our tent in the middle of the night. I wondered if he was looking for me… Don’s trips were hosted by: Mountain Lodges of Peru, Lernidee Trains and Cruises, Namibia Wildlife Resorts and ATI Holidays (the fly-in safari). Don is author of Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler (from National Geographic Press) which The Wall Street Journal called “one of the best travel books of 2008.” Don’s personal, psychologically-rich descriptions of exotic trips for baby boomers appear in the Huffington Post and elsewhere. Read more: adventuretransformations.com and adventuretransformations.com/wordpress.


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That feeling continued through college and afterwards as Honoway xperiencing performing arts took classes and began acting in a offers individuals a freedom variety of venues. He says he enjoys they rarely find anywhere else in life,” the challenge of “delivering a believsays James Honoway. able character, or role, from He recently added to deep within my soul, using his lengthy list of stage the methods and techniques and TV acting positions acquired from classes.” when he played Zeus in His profession gives him the the Straz Center’s Patel flexibility to pursue acting afConservatory’s producter business hours, as well as tion of The Odyssey. weekends. That flexibility led “You can see what you him to the opportunities at the want to see, feel what Patel Conservatory. Shows you want to feel and such as The Odyssey are no one can tell you performance-based producthat you’re wrong.” Actor James Honoway tion classes in which students Now 63, the actor put into practice the skills remembers deciding early on that he they gain in the classroom. They build liked acting. “Something exciting theater, music and dance skills while happened the day I climbed into our participating in rehearsal processes TV cabinet when the picture tube that culminate in ticketed perforwas removed and out for repair. I mances. And those performances offer remember making my brother laugh, the community yet more opportunities and it was an incredible feeling.” for outstanding cultural experiences. BY JANICE DOYLE

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Musicians in the Spotlight BY HENRY ADAMS

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t The Florida Orchestra’s next Tampa Bay Times Masterworks concert, Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger returns to conduct The Florida Orchestra in an all-Beethoven concert, featuring Irish pianist John O’Conor in the powerfully dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert opens with the Egmont Overture and concludes with the buoyant and charming Symphony No. 6, Pastorale. These concerts are January 10, 11 and 12 in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, respectively. Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts at the next morning Coffee Concert in a program titled “Musicians in the Spotlight.” This program showcases orchestra soloists and sections of the orchestra in Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, along with highlights from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, among other

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he Let’s Move Hillsborough County Walks of 2013 were a great success with the seniors throughout Hillsborough County. The last walk of the year was December 10 at the Seffner Senior Center Let’s Move at Seffner Senior Center and the seniors walked Top Female Walkers at Seffner loss and fitness plans that wearing reindeer they began three years Top Overall Walkers! (L) Carol antlers adorned with Carol Santana – 16,412 steps and Connie Hammond, ago. For the last walk, they jingle bells for a festive Santana Jana Alexander – 14,077 steps (R) Jana Alexander wore pictures of themselves Connie Hammond – 13,061 steps holiday atmosphere. three years ago when they Bob Simmons, a fitness Top Male Walkers at Seffner both weighed over 80 pounds more instructor from the Brandon Senior Clarence Seniar – 2,600 steps than they do today. Talking to these Center, put the seniors through a milladies helped motivate the other seniors itary-style pre-walk warm up that had Tony Webb – 2,484 steps the walkers jumping to attention before to continue the walking into 2014. Bill Benton – 2,000 steps What’s next? We are planning more they set off on a one mile walk course. walks for 2014. Watch for information at Top Overall Walkers for 2013 Two of the regular walk attendees, Jana Alexander – 89,873 steps your local senior center, or on the county Carol Santana and Connie Hammond, Connie Hammond – 74,475 steps website, hillsboroughcounty.org/aging have been using the monthly walks Carol Santana – 69,676 steps or in editions of Lifestyles After 50. as motivation to stay on their weight

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ar is always the same.” “War is different today.” Both statements are true and both statements are false. Older veterans and non-vets alike tend to think today’s soldiers should be able to come home and blend in with society—“get on with life.” Many older soldiers did just that. And that’s where war today is different. While World War II veterans may also suffer from PTSD, there are several differences between World War II and Vietnam veterans and Iraqi War veterans. World War II soldiers remained with their units for extended periods of time, rather than being rotated in and out of a unit, and they remained together after the war for several months (often spending a month together on a ship returning from the war), helping them “process” their experiences among others who had also had those experiences. Vietnam veterans individually returned home after a thirteen month tour of duty, meaning they had no one who could relate to them after they served; it was almost as if they had fought the war alone because they returned home alone. This is often true of recent war vets as well. PTSD is a very real condition, and families are wise to know what is happening to their son, grandson, daughter or granddaughter returning from Iraq. One simple thing to understand is that they feel “on edge” in many situations. What is feeling on edge? Feeling on edge in crowds means finding it hard to stop thinking about safety. It may involve having a short fuse or being hypervigilant, or being on very high alert to possible risks or threats—constantly “on guard.” It may be the result of an experience in a combat zone, a non-combat training exercise or another type of traumatizing event in military or civilian life.

One man said, “When I went out for dinner, I always wanted to have my back to the wall and be able to see the door from where I was sitting.” Hypervigilance can interfere with the ability to enjoy life or even just get through the day. It may be having trouble concentrating, feeling irritable and reacting strongly to sounds and sights around. Others experience physical effects like a pounding heart, headache or upset stomach. Hypervigilance may also lead you to distrust other people or try to control their actions.

How can you help? Grandparents and others can help in these ways: • Be a non-judgmental listener. Don’t push for details. When your loved one begins talking, settle in to be a quiet, non-interrupting listener for as long as it takes. Give him or her plenty of time. Talking to family and friends can be a first step in the healing. (And, Old Soldiers, don’t you dare start telling your own war stories! As tempting as it is, this is not about you until the other person asks!) • Ask the person if they would like to go to the park, the store, for a walk. Accept their answer without belittling them or begging. Be ready to help them find treatment and offer to drive them to their appointments. • When you see panic in their eyes, quietly say, “Take a deep breath.” Ask gently if they’d like to talk about what they’re feeling.

• Help them quietly remove themselves from upsetting situations without making a scene about it yourself. • Don’t give advice unless you are asked. Resources: Your local Vet Center sees vets free, without an appointment and regardless of enrollment status with VA.


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Resolutions for Life: 8 Steps to Wellbeing T

he New Year’s resolution to be healthy often comes with the realization that we must change our lifestyle, for our own sake and for loved ones. Each year, millions of people make this resolution, but quickly revert to old habits as they struggle to balance responsibilities of everyday life. Here are several steps to better health that will turn your New Year’s resolution into a significant long-term investment.

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Develop a great mindset.

Cancer patients who choose to exercise and eat healthy before and during treatment are more likely to experience an improved response to medication. After a long day at work or even in the face of good-natured joking from friends who might be surprised to see you order a healthy meal, adopt the mantra “I will not be defeated.”

Start small. Don’t make the mistake of thinking minor activities do not count. Light aerobic exercise five times a week, even if it’s only a few laps around the mall or your local grocery store, is a great place to start.

Drink eight ounces of water, eight times a day. Drinking the right

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feeling you have when you begin working out. Numerous studies show that athletic performance decreases when an individual is dehydrated by as little as two percent of body weight.

Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Give your

body the vitamins and nutrients it needs to recharge for your next activity.

Reward yourself for your commitment. Choose one day each week and give yourself permission to indulge in a sweet treat or craving as a reward for staying committed to your goals. Don’t forget to pay close attention to portion size.

Find an accountability partner.

An accountability partner will hold you to your resolution and ask you

the questions you might otherwise avoid. An emotional connection with someone who cares about your well-being will help you keep sight of your resolution. You might even motivate them to exercise with you.

Set the example. Build strength and energy to engage in family activities. Children model what they see at home, so make time to exercise, or even cook a healthy meal together. You will show others the value of taking care of themselves for the rest of their lives. Whether you are battling cancer or are just a newcomer to exercise, you can begin a new routine today with these tips and a good pair of shoes. After all, shouldn’t living a healthy lifestyle be a life-long resolution? Karen Barber, PT, is director of oncology rehabilitation at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, Ga.


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t is highly likely that a large number of families, including yours, received a pet for the holidays. Here are some basic tips for keeping your new pet happy and healthy.

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Although it can be very tempting to introduce your brand new puppy to the world, it is best to wait until he is further along in his vaccine series before taking him to places such as the dog park (or any other place where large numbers of dogs congregate). Also, it is important to take your puppy to basic training classes so he can learn “manners.” Depending on the breed, you may need to consider your dog’s grooming needs and get him accustomed with a groomer early in life as well. Kitties are another popular pet from Santa. Be sure to pick out appropriate toys that are safe for kittens to play with in your absence. Toys that contain small pieces, such as bows and buttons, are dangerous because they can be swallowed. Fishing pole-type toys are also dangerous because sometimes cats like to chew or swallow the string. If you choose these toys, make sure to put them away when you are not supervising your kitten. Other

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drive, followed by an upshot and a putt to score a par 3. Sounds like golf, and it is. Just a different kind of golf. It’s early morning on rolling Florida hills where large old oaks form canopies overhead. Twenty miles away a course is flat and green. Colored discs fly through the air on what seems a mini-airplane flight, soaring from the thrower’s hand to a landing, close to the disc golf basket. This is disc golf. A well-thrown disc golf drive is very much like a well-hit golf drive—feeling that sense of power, mastery, awe and accomplishment. Starting from the toes, upward through the body, and out through the fingertips, a player transfers body weight from back to front. The disc is released and the player watches it fly. Today, wellness and prevention is a high priority in health care management. Disc golf is one way to fitness for seniors because it’s inexpensive and great exercise.

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without being overly strenuous. And you get to see park areas in a new way when you play.” The cost is much lower than traditional golf. “Some facilities have equipment available for free. Some courses charge for play and some don’t. Whatever it is, it’s a much lower cost than regular golf.” Jerry Smith is a long-time player and comments, “It’s a good way to meet new people and beat those you already know at a great sport.” If you’ve played Frisbee catch, you aren’t necessarily going to be good at disc golf. Zanselow says, “It’s a different throwing motion than just playing catch with a Frisbee.”

Reasons it’s a great sport wrist and hand all coming through at the right times. Let’s see. That would mean practicing enough to have “muscle memory” just like any other repeated activity. You can do that! On the course, there’s a tee area and as a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. Trees, shrubs and terrain changes provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is complete.

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• Proper form can be learned on videos and through practice.

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• Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury.

• Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. • The combination of throwing the disc and walking equals about 920 calories burned during a two-hour round of disc golf.

• It’s a great multi-generational sport—practice a while and then challenge that teenaged grandson!

• If you travel, you get to play on spectacular courses in places such as the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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tate fairs are as much a symbol of America as apple pie. Get ready to show off your skills in a contest or see what others have made, baked or grown. The Florida State Fair returns to the Fairgrounds in Tampa February 6 – 17, 2014! Seniors, take note and buy your tickets early to save money.

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Senior Days – February 10, 11, 12, 13, offering special senior seminars. Here’s the deal: Purchase your Senior Ticket at Walgreens from January 2 through February 5 for just $7. These tickets are only good on senior days (Feb. 10 – 13). If you buy at the gate on those days, tickets are $9. Regular Adult Tickets purchased at Walgreens those same dates are $9 while tickets at the gates will be Mon. – Fri. $11 and Sat. – Sun. $13. Taking the kids? Children’s tickets purchased early at Walgreens, ages

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t’s time to eat wonderfully wacky, wild, and irresistible fare. Here’s to eating your way through the Florida State Fair, Feb. 6 – 17! These are just some of the tasty treats you’ll find: Twister Dog – In one incarnation, the Tornado Dog or Twister Dog is a hot dog wrapped in tornado potatoes (spiral cut potatoes) and deep fried to perfection.

Ramen Noodle Burger – This burger on a Ramen Noodle bun will taste wonderful as the juices from the patty soak into the ramen noodles and it resembles a ramen soup. Lifestyles After 50 • January 2014 • page 32

6 – 11 are $5 – good for one day only. Children, ages 6 – 11 tickets purchased at the gate during the Fair – Mon. – Fri. $6 – Sat. – Sun. $7. Children 5 and under are free.

Check Online For The Country Gold Lineup!

You’ll find hundreds of things to do and see free at the State Fair. And, there’s free parking with the cost of Fair admission.

Competitions You Might Enter

Feb. 12, with shows at 12 and 4 pm.

Now, Think FREE!

On Heroes Day – February 6 – all active, reserve or retired military veterans, law enforcement, firemen and first responders are admitted free with valid identification.

Taste of the Fair – February 10, Fair visitors can enjoy small samples of Fair foods from participating vendors.

Also new this year will be Curried Goat with Dumplings and Curried Crab with Dumplings. If you’re trying to stay healthy, the Pickle Barrel Sirloin Tips vendor will be offering a new veggie wrap.

For true State Fair fun, you’ll want to mix up some flavors, so head for funnel cakes. This year’s blow-out taste treat will be Maple Bacon Funnel Cakes. What a combination of goodness!

Free Concerts

Feb. 6, America 7 pm Feb. 13, Sister Hazel 7 pm Feb. 17, Uncle Kracker 7 pm

NOCKAIR F.M.X. Extreme Motor Cross Show by Nock Entertainment Group (free).

Hanging around year after year, look for some of these:

Deep-fried Oreos – You’ll probably be handed four breaded and fried Oreos topped with a healthy dusting of powdered sugar. Beware! It’s a warm, soft, chewy, melty texture. (I read that some summer state fairs upped the ante for fried Oreos and used red velvet coating and topped it with cream cheese icing.) Cheeseburger With Deep-Fried Ice Cream – One Fairgoer rationalized the appeal of a cheeseburger topped with deep-fried ice cream by describing the salty-sweet hybrid as a “milkshake burger.”

What can you take to the Fair? Get online and plan entries in whatever you’re good at. Think about Baking, Horticulture, Woodcarving, Fine Handcrafted Furniture, Fine Art, Photography, Wine Competition and more.

Volunteers At The Fair

A good way to be at the Fair is to become a volunteer. From greeter to paperwork, from Cracker Country to the Ag Barn, volunteers are important. To learn about the opportunities and benefits online, go to floridastatefair.com/volunteer. More info at floridastatefair.com or call 800-345-FAIR(3247)..

Krispy Kreme Hamburgers – The doughnut burger features a quarter-pound burger, bacon, cheese and two glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts in place of a single bun. The monstrosity contains nearly 1,100 calories and 67 grams of fat. Chocolate-Covered Bacon on a Stick – Known as “a muddy pig,” chocolate-covered bacon on a stick isn’t new to fairgrounds, but the most recent additions to the saltysweet construction is to gild it with a candied cherry. Deep-fried Peanut Butter and Jelly – Clog your arteries with warm jelly and gooey peanut butter in an outside that’s so like a doughnut it must be one. For Fair tickets or info, visitfloridastatefair.com or call 800-345-FAIR(3247).


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A New Year Prayer For the Elderly God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, The good fortune to run into the ones that I do, And the eyesight to tell the difference.

Humor New Year’s Day Prayer for One and All

Dear Lord, So far this year I’ve done well. I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I’m very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, Lord, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m probably going to need a lot more help. Amen.

Dieting – New Year Resolutions 2010: I will get my weight down below 180 pounds. 2011: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200 pounds. 2012: I will develop a realistic attitude about my weight. 2013: I will work out three days a week. 2014: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.

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