Archive | August, 2002

Opening the Gates of Life: Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo has been used as a food and medicine for more than 4000 years, and traditional Chinese herbalists still rely on the plant for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, and brain disorders. Often called a living fossil, the magnificent Ginkgo Biloba tree is the last survivor of its botanical family. In fact, it is the […]

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Reflexology: Stories the Feet Can Tell

by Michelle Lichtman How vital a body therapy is it? How important are your feet to your overall health & wellness? How long can you walk with a pebble in your shoe? In an average lifetime humans walk to the moon and back. That doesn’t even take into account all the jumping, running, swimming, dancing, […]

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A Party of One

I often wish to be excused from the human race. I hear the news, but cannot identify with those events. In my world, people would live in peace and harmony. Children would be well fed, educated, and polite. Life would be simple, balanced, and graceful – like poetry. When aliens arrive here, I will say […]

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RNA News

The Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) met Tuesday, July 16, and much of the meeting was spent discussing how to respond to the city’s proposed cuts in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for neighborhood organizations (see article on page 4). Members decided as many people as possible needed to attend meetings to speak out against […]

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An Amazing Journey

Q. What is orange and black, weighs 0.75 grams (a dime is 2.3 grams), and can fly 1,700 miles? A. A Monarch Butterfly! During the middle of August through September, Milwaukeeans can witness the spectacular monarch migration. If it has been a productive summer and the weather is just right, it is possible to see […]

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