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         Georgie Lapp was a trailblazer and a pearlmaker.  Which is why her wonderful uplifting keynote message and resounding standing ovation live on in my heart and memory.   Some years ago, Georgie was the keynote speaker for my very first fundraising luncheon to raise...

[vc_row] [vc_column width='1/3']EarthTalk® is a weekly syndicated column produced by Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer for the non-profit EarthTalk. To find out more, submit a question, or make a donation, visit us at EarthTalk.org. [/vc_column] [vc_column width='2/3'] EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is...

Dear Homebound Theater Lovers: There are many live recordings of Broadway shows you can watch via BroadwayHD.com* - a streaming service you can access on your computer, iPhone, tablet, or TV. Here is a sampling of a few personal favorites…*this requires a subscription with a monthly...

I have worked with Dr. Joyce for the past seventeen years, assisting her with creating nutritional blueprints based on blood test chemistries. It is with mixed emotions that I announce her passing—with sorrow because she will be missed, but with gratitude because she is now...

Recipe

BRUSSELS SPROUTS. A low calorie, protein and fiber rich food.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place parchment paper on baking sheet and mist with olive oil spray or drizzle on.  Take ½ lb. and cut in half lengthwise large Brussels sprouts, place in small bowl and toss with 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  Place sprouts on prepared baking sheet, not touching.  Next step is up to you – try sprinkling bacon, onion and garlic over the top of all.  Or choose cranberries, balsamic vinegar and pine nuts.  Or try other seasonings you enjoy. Add a bit more EVOO to your liking.  Roast for 10 minutes. Flip, then continue cooking until sprouts are crisp-tender and slightly browned, about 8 to 12 additional minutes.  Serves 2, season with salt and pepper to taste.

What’s Special about August

August is known for many things, even though it is void of a National Holiday.  It is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire, who was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar.  In the early Roman calendar, August was called ‘Sextillia’ the sixth month and only 30 days. So that Julius and Augustus would have the same number of days in their months, a day was taken from February. This month has two birthstones:  Peridot, which is among the older known gemstones and green in color and Sardonyx, which is lesser known white and brown banded gemstone once believed to have mystical powers.  The official flower is gladiolus, Latin ‘gladius’ meaning a sword. In 79 A.D., the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii.  August has been considered the ‘dog days of summer’.  It has to do with the star Sirius, also known as the dog-star.

Resources

No more yard sales – try these websites: Poshmark.com, Tradesy.com, ThredUp.com and Offerup.com for selling clothes and other items. Use eBay.com or Facebook Marketplace to sell furniture, trinkets, and gadgets. 

[vc_row] [vc_column width='1/3']EarthTalk® is a weekly syndicated column produced by Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer for the non-profit EarthTalk. To find out more, submit a question, or make a donation, visit us at EarthTalk.org. [/vc_column] [vc_column width='2/3'] EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How...