Events and Alignments

🌞Mr. Golden Sun: The sun entered Cancer on June 20th, and it will remain there until July 22nd.  Happy Birthday to all the Cancers born in July!  Cancer is a water sign ruled by the moon, and like every sign, cancer has its influences.  On the darker side, cancers can be moody and a little self-absorbed, but on the brighter side they can be quite tenacious and imaginative.  As always, it’s up to the native to find a balance and properly blend these energies.

⭐Hint:  If you believe in astrology, it will work for you.

astronomy cloud clouds cosmos🌙Ms. Shiny Moon:  Tonight’s moon is in the Astrological sign of Aquarius.  The moon will remain in Aquarius until the 11th, and then it will enter Pisces.

I don’t know if you were aware, but the first full moon this month was on the 5th.  There was also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on the same evening.  On Monday, July 20th, we get a brand new moon, which always brings fresh vibes and new opportunities.  If you’re looking to start something new, July 20th might be the day to do it.  The Astronomy Calendar on seasky.org, is calling for meteor showers at the month’s end.  They say if you grab yourself a nice dark spot just after midnight, you might be able to see something.  I suggest bringing a cuddle buddy just in case, this way, if the sparks aren’t flying in the sky, maybe they’ll be somewhere else.  You know what I’m saying!  💛💜

Alright Everyone, Have a Good Night

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A Happy Wednesday Tomorrow!


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Bad Man Steals Good Book!

The 1615 edition of the Geneva Bible was stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh two decades ago, but it was finally recovered in April, 2019, from a Dutch museum.

Who was the culprit?

The archivist!

That’s right, a 62-year-old man named Gregory Priore, who was hired to look after the library’s expensive collection of books, maps, and other items, stole over $8 million dollars worth of stuff.  He was an employee at the library for 20 years.

Just when you think you know a guy.

 

Turmeric

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You can always count on Table Seven to provide you with the latest and most up to date information about nutrition and supplements.

In addition, I’ll never talk about or promote a product unless I’m taking it, or I took it.

Sometimes I talk about my old glory days of college football on here, but I never mention the intense weight training programs or the nutritional supplement regimens.

In the early 2000’s, I was taking almost 30 pills per day (mostly amino acids and vitamins), but when I stopped lifting, I also stopped supplementing.  Recently, I decided to take back control of my body.  The glory days of football are long gone, but I can still take care of my health, and so can you.

When I went to the food store a few days ago I picked up a bottle of Turmeric 450 mg because I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it.

According to Webmd.com in an article titled, “Health Benefits of Turmeric,” Turmeric is said to be a relative of ginger that’s common in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern Cooking.  India has been using Turmeric for centuries to treat breathing problems.

 

Reviewscout.org lists joint health, memory and focus, heart health, and digestive health as the top four benefits of taking a Turmeric Supplement.

Never before have I taken a Turmeric supplement so I’m really excited.  Right now, I’m taking one 450 mg tablet once daily, and hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll start seeing and feeling some positive results.  I will definitely update y’all.

Alright everyone, I hope you’re is doing well and staying healthy.  I appreciate you guys and girls.  I really do.  Thank you.

Have A Wonderful Night!

💜💪✌

 

In Response

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I was just reading through the Morning Call’s Letters and Opinion sections today as I usually do, because I think it’s really interesting to hear what people in and around the community have to say.

Sometimes it’s humorous, but I know people are upset.

I wanted to reply to the article titled, Institutional Racism Exists Today.  

Jack W. Paul (We don’t even know if that’s his real name) wrote:

Blacks have been economically handicapped by being precluded from accumulating capital until fairly recently and have been denied comparable educational opportunities, initially due to “separate but equal,” and now school funding arrangements.

In addition:

If racism is to be defeated, whites need to acknowledge their complicity in this evil practice and begin meaningful reform.

I graduated from William Paterson University in 2003, and I also attended Kean University in 2005.

I think using the phrase “denied comparable educational opportunities” is not only inaccurate, but demeaning to the wonderful job that both of those schools and others like them have done to ensure people of all races and ethnic backgrounds get an education.

Also, I don’t know why you say “whites need to acknowledge.”  You say it as if only white people are prejudice, and that was offensive.  I’m not.

Yes, our country does have its fair share of racist and prejudice people, but I think we’ve made some real progress.  The NFL as of 2020 was 70% black.  The NBA as of 2015 was 74% black.

Let’s not forget real change and real progress doesn’t happen overnight, and running to the government is never the answer.  In times like we’re in right now, I think everyone needs to look within.

Courts Open, Allentown Returning

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     Last month I went to small park in Allentown to shoot some hoops, but someone had screwed two pieces of wood together on the basketball rims to stop people from playing.

     I knew or at least I heard, they were closing parks in town because of the Coronavirus, but I had no idea they were  going to stop people from shooting around.  That seemed a little extreme.

     I wasn’t too angry, but I thought it was messed up that the golf courses were open and not the courts.  Before I got to the courts I passed a golf course, and I saw people having a great time.  They were laughing, slapping each other five, and calling shotgun for passenger golf cart rides.  At a time when everyone was in panic because of the virus, it appeared like everything was back to normal.  Then I arrived at the park, and I’m like what the heck is this!  Lock down!

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     I was told the small park and the attached courts were finally reopened last week, but I went there today to see for myself.  Sometimes you just have to see things for yourself, but sure enough, the park was open and the crucifix was removed from the basketball rim.  There was even some young man shooting around and children playing on the swings.  It  was a normal day at the park, and it appears Allentown is finally returning. 

     Here’s something really cool I haven’t seen before.  In the park there’s a little green house containing books.  So if you’re ever at the park and you would like to just have a seat on the bench and read a book, there are several on hand.

20200620_115742      If you want to bring your kids to the park and have a story time, you can do that also.  I’m like really promoting this park for some reason, lol, but in all seriousness, it’s a pretty cool low key place, and it’s right in town!

 

Alright Everyone, Have a Wonderful Day!

If You Care

People, if you’re going to sit in your house and allow yourself to be brainwashed by the television and the internet, than you’re really doing yourself a disservice.  The media shows you exactly what they want you to see.  I’m going to repeat that.  The media shows you exactly what they want you to see.

Go out and meet the people in your community.  Shop, go have lunch, and mingle.  Meet the people who live in your town, and start forming your own opinions about people.  There are a lot of good people out there, and there’s a lot of bad people, and you know what, they come in all colors and all ethnic backgrounds.

If you’re confused then rely on this, treat people the way you would like to be treated, and if they can’t do the same or they don’t do the same then get yourself some new friends.

I just saw a post on twitter early today, where someone was complaining about their town and how shitty it is.  They said their town was filthy and dirty.  One of the best things about living in this country is that we have the power to change what we don’t like in our cities and in our states.  Instead of complaining that your city is a filthy dirty mess, organize a cleaning crew and clean it up.  You live there!

If you have a problem with something that you feel isn’t right than write your pubic officials.  Make a sign and go protest.  Let your voice be heard.

Remember, our government is by the people for the people, so please, for a second, lets stop putting all the blame on our government.

Are we going to take any responsibility?

I just read that government centers in Allentown are going to open to the public on Monday June 22nd.  This would be a good time to start attending town meetings, meet your public officials, and see what’s going on.

 

Alright everyone, have a wonderful day.

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Lemon Water

I’m eagerly anticipating the reopening of gyms.  I joined Planet Fitness in 2018, and that was the first time in fifteen years that I had joined a gym, so as you can imagine, I was frustrated when they closed in March.

During that span of fifteen months, I got myself on this lemon water kick.  I buy the six-pack of Smart Water, that’s 6-1 Qt. bottles, and I was putting several pieces of sliced lemons in them.  The lemon definitely added flavor to the water, but after several months, I noticed my belly flattening.

There’s something about seeing results.  It motivates you in all kind of ways, and so I decided to do a little research to see what else lemon water was doing for me.

According to,

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/this-is-the-perfect-amount-of-lemon-water-you-should-drink-every-day/articleshow/75264249.cms

it’s perfectly okay and recommended to drink lemon water everyday.  Lemon water is good for the replenishment of ascorbic acid or vitamin c in our body which is important for good hair and a healthy heart.  Also, squeezing two lemons in glass and drinking that natural juice once per day first thing in the morning, can help with constipation and prevent the formation of kidney stones.  

In an article written by Helen West and published on healthline.com titled “6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Lemons,” Helen West outlines those benefits for us, and they are:

  1. Heart Health
  2. Help Control Weight
  3. Prevent Kidney Stones
  4. Protection against anemia
  5. Reduce Cancer Risk
  6. Improve Digestive Health

Some of the findings are similar in both articles, and that’s a good thing because it further proves the legitimacy of their findings.

The next time you go to the food store, pick up some lemons.  Your body will thank you, and then, you’ll thank your body.