RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:46:17 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Think About It: We had no unpaid bills]]> "You can't have the happiness of yesterday without the pain of today. That's the deal." - Joy Gresham

Sometimes life is made up of such overflowing joy we can hardly contain it. Sometimes life is made up of such deep sadness we can hardly endure it. Sometimes the joy and the sorrow bounce around inside of us simultaneously, so that we virtually cry and laugh and laugh and cry at the same time.

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:22:40 -0400 20151007212240 2015-10-07T21:22:40-04:00 2015-10-07T21:22:40-04:00
<![CDATA[The Spinal Column: How allergies lead to asthma... At a soccer game!]]> I am coaching rec soccer this season. I am distracted by the intensity of the sneezing, the coughing and the nose blowing that is rampant among my players! It is so hard for me to stand on the sidelines and not stand up and start giving a mini workshop on the fact that there are ways to handle allergies.

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:34:59 -0400 20151007143459 2015-10-07T14:34:59-04:00 2015-10-07T14:34:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Halloween Decorations]]> There are many types of Halloween decorations that are collectible and crafty. For the purists among us, you can decorate a pumpkin using everything from acrylic paint to glitter glue, featuring themes ranging from the scary Frankenstein monster to Casper the Friendly Ghost.

While carving Jack-o'-lanterns requires some skill and expertise, you can use your favorite Halloween antiques and collectibles to make some fun and seasonal home decorations.

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:26:03 -0400 20150930222603 2015-09-30T22:26:03-04:00 2015-09-30T22:26:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: The passing of a missionary giant]]> "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

Ever since June 15, 2015, I have had a hard time trying to write this column. Several times I tried. On a recent flight into Philadelphia, I was sitting in the middle seat (not my preference) of Row 21 and again I tried.

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:12:24 -0400 20150930211224 2015-09-30T21:12:24-04:00 2015-09-30T21:12:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Spinal Column: Am I really cracking bones, you ask?]]> I'd like to explain how Chiropractic works and its true purpose. Through explaining how it works, you will gain an understanding of Chiropractic as health care. Sure, I want you to bend at the knees when shoveling and please, just walk around the ice. There is no safe method of traversing ice.

Let's talk Chiropractic 101.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:59:26 -0400 20150923145926 2015-09-23T14:59:26-04:00 2015-09-23T14:59:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Letter to my Younger Self]]> "Play hard, do it on your own terms and stay true to yourself. Do that, and you can't go wrong." - Pete Sampras

Petros (Pete) Sampras, born Aug. 12, 1971, is a retired American tennis player and was formerly ranked number one in the world. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in tennis history.

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:49:20 -0400 20150923144920 2015-09-23T14:49:20-04:00 2015-09-23T14:49:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: Clergy are people too]]> "Don't let your lips and your life preach two different messages." - Anonymous

Since most of us in the Philadelphia area have been hearing a lot about the pending visit of Pope Francis, I thought it might be helpful to share with you some of the interesting things people have said to or about the clergy.

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:46:02 -0400 20150917132530 2015-09-16T15:46:02-04:00 2015-09-17T13:25:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: The sublime act of sacrifice]]> "The most sublime act is to set another before you." - William Blake

Every time someone volunteers to step into harm's way on behalf of another, we can't help sit up and take notice. That happened recently when three young American tourists and a Briton overpowered a gunman on a packed train going from Amsterdam to Paris.

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:45:18 -0400 20150909124518 2015-09-09T12:45:18-04:00 2015-09-09T12:45:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Arts & Antiques: Toys that Inspire Art and Fashion]]> Last year, the following toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum located in Rochester, New York: soap bubbles, little green army men and the Rubik's cube. The Strong Museum has one of the largest collection of toys, board games, dolls, video and electronic games worldwide.

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:49:46 -0400 20150909094946 2015-09-09T09:49:46-04:00 2015-09-09T09:49:46-04:00
<![CDATA[The Spinal Column: Can you save a spine with a back pack?]]> Ahhh... School is just about here. In my office I am hearing all sorts of emotional reactions. Me? How am I feeling? I am feeling determined. I am determined that this year we will help families become aware of the fact that back packs can cause damage to your child's spine. I recently read that more than 10,000 children nationally suffer from back pack related injuries!

I know that I am a chiropractor, so I am really focused on things having to do with the spine and nervous system, but as a parent, I find that a startling number.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:39:25 -0400 20150902103925 2015-09-02T10:39:25-04:00 2015-09-02T10:39:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Think About It: An evening with dear friends]]> "A friendship that can end never really began." - Publius Syrus

When you get together with old friends, time stops. That happened when Larry and Jerilyn, Roger and Ann, Wes and Cheryl and Evie and I met at the Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville, Minnesota for dinner.

It all started a few weeks earlier when Jerilyn sent me an email asking us if we might be in Minnesota sometime in July to visit our family.

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:02:53 -0400 20150901140253 2015-09-01T14:02:53-04:00 2015-09-01T14:02:53-04:00