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Prepping for Racing

Prepping for Racing

Every summer I run 5Ks. Every winter I swear I am going to stay on the treadmill and work out. That never happens. So every April, I am busting it out at the track or the walking trail in St. Clairsville getting ready for the summer’s 5Ks. As I am sweating and having an internal dialog about what a stupid decision I made for not getting on the treadmill all winter long, I am thinking about all the good causes I can support. Some of the highlights for this year are:

Livestock Club

Livestock Club

I was a 4-H member for years and although I grew up in the country, I never took a livestock project while being a 4-H member. Years later, as my own children became involved in 4-H, I was a little surprised when my middle child, Stefanie, announced that she wanted to take a market hog for her project. We lived on a farm and certainly had the space to raise one, but did we have the knowledge? Not really, but we dove into the market hog project with a lot of enthusiasm. I sent my kids with their grandpa and they came back with four market hogs. We would send our best two to the Marshall County Fair, although at the time we really had no idea what “best” meant. Because the kids had decided to take market hogs, we joined the Marshall County Livestock Club. The club is made up of a group of parents and the kids who take livestock to the fair to be exhibited and sold.

A DEDICATION TO NINE FAULTLESS LIVES

A DEDICATION TO NINE FAULTLESS LIVES

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog about being a transracial family (LINK) and now I write to you about MY FEELINGS on the recent killings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., where 21-year-old, Dylann Roof shot nine black church members to death.

Just what is the TPP? Do you know?

Just what is the TPP? Do you know?

Do you know about the recent ongoings with the two escaped prisoners from The Clinton Correction Facility in New York, and the complicit prison employees? Have you heard about the recent shark attacks or quarterback Tom Brady's appeal in "Deflate Gate?"

Just what is the TPP? Do you know?

Just what is the TPP? Do you know?

Do you know about the recent ongoings with the two escaped prisoners from The Clinton Correction Facility in New York, and the complicit prison employees? Have you heard about the recent shark attacks or quarterback Tom Brady's appeal in "Deflate Gate?"

The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio

I attended my first ever pro golf tournament recently in beautiful Dublin, Ohio. Dublin is a suburb of Columbus and this is where Jack Nicklaus—one of the greatest pro golfers ever—designed a very challenging golf course. Mr. Nicklaus is from and went to school in Columbus. He acquired this property 40 years ago and in 1974 the Muirfield Village Golf Club opened.

THE MAGNA CARTA: CELEBRATING 800 YEARS

THE MAGNA CARTA: CELEBRATING 800 YEARS

In early 1215, civil war erupted in England. A large group of barons rebelled against King John because of his high taxes and other abuses. The rebels captured London and forced the king to flee. John yielded, and on June 19, he signed what came to be known as the “Magna Carta.”

Going Vegan- Sort Of

Going Vegan- Sort Of

Recently, my dad had triple bypass surgery. That scare got me thinking about my own eating habits and what I was prepared to do to escape bypass surgery in my own future now that the hereditary factor is staring me in the face. While researching various dietary methods of staving off heart disease, it was brought to my attention that exercise alone will not prevent heart disease if, like me, you eat your weight in cow and chicken every year, and let’s not even discuss bacon, which is the meat candy of the gods! I exercise and do it a lot because I love to eat. I figured if I lived by calories in/calories out, I was all set. After all, if I’m burning the calories I consume every day, all is good, right? Unfortunately, it’s wrong. What you eat has everything to do with whether you will develop heart disease or not. While I am burning calories, the saturated fat I consume is already on the way to doing damage to my arteries. So what do I do? Well, for starters, let’s be real. I have no intention of giving up every food that I love. However, I am willing to eat them less often. I am eating more whole foods and less meat. I have also instituted a “free pass” day. On this day I will have whatever I want, which must include cheese. I am willing to be a quasi vegan six days a week in order to enjoy meat and dairy on the seventh. With the Fourth of July growing near, I know my free pass day will be then. I will not be denied my mom’s potato salad or the loaded cheeseburger that has my name on it.

2015 Fighting for Justice Award Reception

The Bordas & Bordas law firm recently presented checks to the 15 high school seniors who were nominated by their teachers, friends and peers for the Anti-Bullying Award. This is the second year that we’ve recognized those students attending the 15 local high schools in Ohio and Marshall Counties in West Virginia and in Belmont County, Ohio. The award is based on a number of criteria. The recipients treat everyone equally; respect differences in others; stand up for those who are targeted by others or who are discriminated against; and speak out against injustice.

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Recent cases: Kilgore v. Bedi, (Ohio County, West Virginia, 2013) - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injuries - nearly $900,000 Verdict

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