I was watching a program on television with my husband this past weekend about addiction. In this movie, the star said, “If is hard to live with.” I see clients weekly that live with the word “if.” “If only we had not been drinking.” “If only I had not let my child go to that party.” “If only I had insisted he go to the doctor."
Over the last several months, legislators and state officials have looked carefully into our state’s economic development programs. I believe that government should always deal with issues in a straightforward and transparent way. When I first learned about allegations against a former economic development official in the spring of 2013, I immediately asked the Attorney General to initiate an investigation, and I released the Attorney General’s findings as soon as I received them last fall.
Superman, Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk all possess superpowers, but I enjoy supremacy even greater than x-ray vision, unlimited strength or the ability to fly. My capabilities come from grocery lists in my pocket and canned goods on aisle seven. It’s the power of food acquisition and I’ve assumed extreme control.
Listening carefully, I mean really listening, is the most important diagnostic tool in the doctor's bag, but it is rarely straightforward. "It's that pesky ulcer again," she said. "Just prescribe me more of that heartburn drug, and I'll be better..." But the pain progressed; the after-afatty-meal and recurrent nature of the pain story came out.
Fledgling birds know instinctively when it is time to leave the nest. Thing is, for them there is no going back. Bird nests are high up in trees, making it impossible for baby birds to hop back up. Once they jump out, they are on the ground and must learn to find food, fly, get up early and otherwise survive on their own. Baby birds do not have any time for hokey pokey or fooling around.
Last year, we passed historic legislation in South Dakota to reform our criminal justice system. These reforms were enacted to improve public safety, hold offenders more accountable and reduce corrections spending. When we met with stakeholders before drafting the legislation, tribal members brought a parole issue forward. Today, nearly 30 percent of the inmates in the state prison system are Native American.
Welcome, everyone, to the big celebration weekend. We hope you see some old friends, meet some new ones, and enjoy the entertainment. And to those of you who will be working in all the many ways necessary to make the Days of 1910 celebration a success: THANK YOU! I know you don’t get enough of that.
What is a friend? The word comes from the German freund, which in turn originates from an Indo-European root meaning “to love,” shared by “free.” Thus a friend is defined as a person of mutual affection that is free of sexual or family relations. Still there are many more definitions of friendship. Friends care, support, listen, open-up, and then in the end are loyal. It is almost like the ethics of medicine: friends try to benefit and not harm their pals, do it honestly, all while respecting the other guy’s freedom to choose.
I do hope this letter arrives at your office in reasonable time. Sarcasm aside, there was a time when I put a First Class stamp on a letter and mailed it, I had confidence, depending on its destination, it would get there overnight or within two or three days. There was a time when newspaper publishers could expect their latest edition would reach mail subscribers in a reasonable time frame as well.
Parkinson’s disease is one of those unfair illnesses. Actually a group of conditions affecting movement, Parkinson’s disease results from different kinds of injuries to a specific part of the brain. Although many believe it takes a genetic tendency plus some environmental assault to cause it, still we don’t know why some get Parkinson’s and some don’t.