Victoria and Albert Happy Wife Happy Life
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VIDEO: Happy wife, happy life

You don’t need to speak German to figure out what this fun music video is saying, and it’s really about emotional generosity. I like this concept: Happy wife, happy life. Social science (for whatever that’s worth) supports it: When a woman is happily married, her husband’s overall life satisfaction gets [Read More]

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In the old days, when even a cold could be deadly, it was only polite to stay home. In a Wuhan virus time, we’re going to see a return to those manners. When I was little, my mother often kept me home from school. Over the years, I’ve assumed this [Read More]

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Resistance (Weight) Training for Beginners

I thought about calling this “Resistance Training for Dummies”, but my Mama didn’t raise no dummies, and knowing my readership, yours didn’t either! But you may not have been exposed to any formal weight training, and while you’re “sheltering in place”, this could be your introduction to getting started. Resistance [Read More]

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Coronavirus panic makes no sense so I’ve got a few theories

I spend a large amount of time reading about coronavirus and the reactions to it. On the available data, so much doesn’t make sense, but I have theories. The question I’m hearing more often from neighbors, Facebook friends, email messages, etc., is why we’re going more crazy about coronavirus than [Read More]

Coronavirus
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Let’s talk about coronavirus

With coronavirus dominating the news, I’ve had time to come up with a few thoughts. The bottom line: Trump’s doing the right things and I’m not panicking. I’ve been quiet about coronavirus. It’s unnerving and I can’t do anything to stop its spread, so there really hasn’t been much for [Read More]

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Wishing you a musical Happy New Year

As I age, my only regret is that I can’t celebrate my truly happy New Year with my long-gone parents — but I can share it with you. Happy New Year! Perhaps because I’m getting older, or perhaps because 2019 was a year of change and 2020 will be a [Read More]

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Ah, Earth Day…the Irony!

Monday April 22nd. was Earth Day. A day dedicated to saving the planet through energy conservation and…recycling! STOCKTON — A thick, billowy plume of black smoke visible for miles scarred an otherwise pristine blue sky over the Port of Stockton on Monday afternoon, caused by a stubborn, wind-blown fire at… a [Read More]

Culture

Driving In New York City

Ah, driving in New York City! I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in New York City for a wedding. We had a rental car and I did a fair amount of driving in the non-Manhattan parts of NYC, so I was able to appreciate first hand the [Read More]

New York City
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Vacation vignettes — Deadly explosions, Syrian refugees, urine streets

My short vacation gave me food for thought about explosions, Syrian refugees, urban decay, Broadway stars, and good things about cruises. I’m baaaack!! And before I go anywhere, I have to say “thank you” a million times to Wolf Howling who kept this blog lively and informative with his wonderful [Read More]

Culture

Forum: Have You Ever Had A Dream Come True?

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Have You Ever Had A Dream Come True? Doug Hagin: I have been in love and, well am [Read More]

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A Night Off From the Trail

Several weeks ago, I introduced readers here at Wow! Magazine to Veterans’ Tales, a new website, for veterans by veterans .  Our friend Vassar Bushmills is co-owner and the “garritrooper” of for veterans by veterans which has since gone live. Below is an article written by Editor-In-Chief, Allen Ness* who [Read More]

MoMo's prom date
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[VIDEO] MoMo’s prom date will make you a smiling, happy person

MoMo’s prom date video is really short, but it’s long enough to leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. MoMo suffers from a conversion disorder that affected her neurological system and left her unable to walk. As this heartwarming video shows, though, [Read More]

Culture

Risk Assessment and the Modern Liberal

  Risk assessment is in the news. Most of it phony. Let me give you an example: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened in 1990. In the last 28 years, approximately 84,000 students have passed through its halls. Fourteen didn’t make it. For all you statisticians out there, that’s .0001666 [Read More]