Seeing as so many of life’s problems center on dollars and cents, it’s no wonder that money is so often at the root of marital problems. Here are five things to keep in mind when it comes to the green.
— First rule of breadwinner’s club: Don’t talk about bread winner’s club. If you are the primary earner, don’t lord over your spouse. Is she is, don’t make it an issue. You’re in this together.
— Make a budget. Know your income, calculate your expenses and create a budget. And, most importantly, stick to it.
When the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, millions of people made their resolutions — and it’s a safe bet many of them were related to getting fitter and healthier in 2014. Yet for all the good intentions, few — only about 8 percent — will be realized. Here, local health experts offer tips to help you be your best self this year in three important areas — building lean muscle, keeping your blood pressure in check and eating healthier. Those are the goals; here’s their advice.
Building muscle is a balancing act. Under-training (fewer than three to five sessions per week) won’t produce results, but overtraining can sabotage your hard-fought efforts all the same.
Next time you take in Kenosha’s Winter HarborMarket you might want to look for the Tie Dye Spice Guy. That would be Dan Franks, purveyor of organic spices, herbs, and teas, and sole proprietor of Happy Mouth Organics.
Franks, 35, has been involved with food in some fashion for most of his life.
“I’ve been cooking since I was tall enough to reach the stove,” the Kenosha native said.
LOS ANGELES — The transformation started simply enough, with a molded ceramic tile of a flower framed by Celtic tracery.
Neither Aziz nor Louise Farnam can recall now where they found the periwinkle square, but, at their son Amiel’s urging, they glued it to the upper-left corner of a low concrete retaining wall in front of their 1930s bungalow in Santa Monica, Calif.
Both had seen the elaborately tiled mosques and mausoleums in Isfahan, in their native Iran. It didn’t take long before they were scrounging in Southland secondhand stores, Catalina boutiques and Las Vegas casino shops for more tiles, plates and figurines.
In his last ministry, the Rev. Jeffrey Halldorson served lattes along with the Lord’s blessings. Literally.
Halldorson had an urban ministry in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, a city with a multi-ethnic population of over a million people. The large coffee shop he operated was a community hub which offered classes in English as a second language.
“I was a pastor and a barista at the same time,” Halldorson said. “The ministry was slow and frustrating at times, but very rewarding.”
Winter continues to hold the Kenosha area in its icy grip. There are benefits to that, however.
Recently, downtown Kenosha was treated for the first time to a series of ice sculptures by local artist Max Zuleta, a renowned ice artist who has competed professionally all over the world.
It was part of the inaugural Snow Daze Festival, which was well attended and had the streets of downtown Kenosha glistening for weeks with the sculptures.
“Tiger Shrimp Tango” by Tim Dorsey, c.2014, Wm. Morrow, $25.99, 306 pages
It sounded too good to be true.
Earn money at home, no investment required. Free for a limited time. No purchase necessary. And what’s your bank account number?
Under an I-25 overpass, one block from a power plant and almost 1,000 miles from home, I catch a whiff of Wisconsin in Denver.
This is about beer, folks, not marijuana — although the latter has drawn tons of attention since Jan. 1, when pot was legalized for recreational purposes in Colorado.
Almost 50 cannabis shops are licensed for recreational sales in Denver, slightly less than the number of brewpubs and breweries that produce at least 200 kinds of beer there.