Alone Time

first_imgGetting out on a hike by yourself can help you refocus and recharge.In today’s constantly connected world, alone time can almost seem like a novel idea from the past. You try to find a good tree and read a book and then your cell phone goes off. You go out for a run and then find yourself seeing past acquaintances.My friends can attest to the fact that I like to talk and socialize, but I also find alone time a critical thing for a healthy lifestyle. Having time alone allows your mind to wander, sort through your priorities, try to find answers to your problems or issues you are experiencing, and really tune into how your body and mind are feeling.Don’t take what I am saying wrong though: I love hanging out with friends. Heck, most of my runs, bike rides, and so forth are done in the company of my buddies. I do however always make time to find seclusion. Whether this is a normal weekday run, or a hike in the woods all depends on my schedule.A good example of how important alone time is comes from this past weekend. On Saturday I left town and headed to Sherando Lake to meet up with a few friends for a mountain bike ride. For 3 hours we had a blast, following each other’s lines, trading jokes, and catching up. At the bottom of the last downhill I bid them adieu and headed out for another loop. I pedaled back up the downhill and headed out Torrey Ridge, one of my favorite trails. During this time I took in the sounds of nature, gave more thought to things that have been on my mind as of late, and took stock of how my body and mind were feeling on the ride.I encourage you to try to find a few moments of solitude this week. While I love to be outdoors, alone time doesn’t have to be. Find a good nook in your house and read a book, cozy up on the couch and watch Girls like my girlfriend does (I have no shame in saying I watch it with her 99.9% of the time), go to a less populated park and take a walk, or if you enjoy exercise go out for a run by yourself. While you enjoy the quiet time, be sure to leave the cell phones, iPods, and other devices at home. Really tune into your thoughts and enjoy the accompanying silence, and when you come back to company you will feel recharged and focused.Enjoy the ramblings from Chase? Then read more of his blog Young Charles.last_img read more


Rosaline M. Muckerheide, 100

first_imgRosaline M. Muckerheide, 100, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg.Born, May 1, 1917 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Anthony and Cecilia (Struewing) Muckerheide.Rosaline lived in Cincinnati for many years and was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church. She worked as an inspector at the US Playing Card Company in Cincinnati and retired in 1983.She is survived by two nephews, Jim (Kay) Muckerheide and Dale (Debbie) Muckerheide, both of Greensburg; two nieces, Carol Hahn, Greensburg, Marilyn (Ron) Land, Rushville; special cousin, Janet (Oesterling) Pribble, Fairland; spouses of deceased nephews, Donna (Bob) Muckereheide and Martha (Ralph)  Muckerheide, both of Greensburg; several great and great great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Edward, Albert, and Louis Muckerheide; three sisters, Loretta, Alvina, and Emma Muckerheide; two nephews, Ralph & Bob Muckerheide; Carol’s husband, Ernie Hahn; one niece, Betty (Don) Otterstetter.A rosary service will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg followed by visitation until 10:30 a.m.A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in St. Maurice with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at St. Maurice.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more


Chelsea trio charged

first_img The Brazilian, who has been sent off twice this season, was playing only his second match following a three-match ban applied following his dismissal at Aston Villa, after which Mourinho was fined £8,000 for improper conduct for approaching match referee Chris Foy. Ramires has until 6pm on Thursday evening to respond to the charge, while Mourinho and Faria have until 6pm next Monday to consider their responses. Faria’s case has been designated a “non-standard” one by the FA “due to the aggressive and/or threatening and/or serious nature of the reported behaviour.” It is the third time Mourinho has faced FA disciplinary action this term. As well as the Villa Park incident which has left him seething, Mourinho was fined £8,000 after accepting a charge following his dismissal against Cardiff in October. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, his assistant Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have been charged by the Football Association for their actions in last Saturday’s controversial loss to Sunderland. The relegation-threatened Black Cats won the Premier League contest 2-1, ending Mourinho’s 77-match unbeaten home league run with the Blues. Mourinho could not hide his anger afterwards behind a sarcastic appraisal of the officials, while Faria was dismissed for angrily confronting the match officials. Ramires avoided punishment at the time of his flailing arm striking Sebastian Larsson but now faces a retrospective punishment which could prematurely end his domestic season. A FA statement read: “The FA has charged three members of Chelsea’s staff following their fixture against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on April 19, 2014. “Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. “Rui Faria, Chelsea’s assistant manager, has been charged with two counts of misconduct. “It is alleged that in the 83rd minute of the fixture, Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official (Phil Dowd). It also alleged that Faria’s behaviour following the match referee’s (Mike Dean) request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct. “Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in respect of post-match comments he made following the fixture. “It is alleged that Mourinho’s comments constitute improper conduct, in that they call into question the integrity of the referee appointed to the above fixture and/or the integrity of Mr Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, and/or the comments bring the game into disrepute.” A three-man panel of former elite referees reviewed the Ramires incident as it was not seen by match officials and “were unanimous that it was an act of violent conduct”. Press Associationlast_img read more


Kolisi completes rags-to riches journey Mark Gleeson, Nick Mulvenney

first_imgCAPE TOWN/YOKOHAMA (Reuters) – Siya Kolisi completed his rags-to-riches journey from a dusty, poverty-stricken township on the eastern coast of South Africa to World Cup-winning captain on Saturday when he led the Springboks to victory over England.The first black man to captain the Springboks also became the first black player to raise the Webb Ellis Cup when his team thrashed England 32-12 at Yokohama International Stadium.Increasingly a symbol for South African unity, Kolisi did not even have a television set when the Springboks, cheered on by Nelson Mandela, won their second title in 2007. The captain of that team, John Smit, argued this 2019 triumph was even more significant.“For me, even as a guy who won it, this was a far bigger occasion because of where we’ve come from and where we’re going,” Smit said.“I always thought, was it too much of a fairytale to see Siya lift that trophy? It couldn’t have come at a better time. This will have a significant impact on our country.” Kolisi’s improved situation meant that he was able to celebrate the World Cup triumph in Yokohama with his best friend as well as his rugby-playing father.“We are really proud as South Africans. Not many people gave us a chance,” Kolisi told reporters. “It was special for all of us. I have never seen as much support as we had from the people back at home. I don’t know if we could have done it without them.“It has been awesome to have my Dad here to share this with him. And my best friend. An absolutely amazing day for all of us.“I had a conversation with my Dad. He was just happy. He’s much older than the players but they’re his heroes. I’m grateful I could bring him here.”Kolisi grew up in one of the few black areas of South Africa where rugby is as popular as soccer. Raised by his paternal grandmother, he did not pick up a rugby ball until he was seven.“BEST SHOT” His talent was quickly recognised, however, and gave him an opportunity to get away from life on the township streets as he won a bursary to Port Elizabeth’s top boys school Grey High.“Once I got my opportunity to play, I gave it my best shot,” he said on Saturday.“When I was 16, I thought, okay, maybe I can make something out of this. Coach Rassie (Erasmus) spotted me at 18 and brought me to the Stormers and I have been working hard since then.” It was Erasmus, now the Springboks coach, who handed Kolisi the South Africa captain’s armband and he explained why after Saturday’s triumph.“We had a good chat yesterday when we did the jersey presentation and he had his 50th test match running out in front,” he said. Erasmus said it was easy for people to get used to hearing stories of hardship and lack of opportunity and to therefore stop fully appreciating them.“The moment you hear that a lot, you almost get used to it.” he said. “As a team mate or rugby supporter or anybody. But when you sit down and think about it clearly, there are days when Siya went through that.“He had days when he didn’t have food. He didn’t have shoes to wear. He couldn’t get to school. Here he is as the captain and he has led South Africa to win this Cup. I think that should sum up what Siya is.”last_img read more


Wellington City Council to hold work session Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

first_imgLarry Putter (Lot 24 of Settlers Circle) Other possible items for discussionReview ordinance requiring paved parking lots. Does ordinance say “paved” or all weather?Auditors Suggestion that Clerk report to Council.Review demolition policy regarding bids.Executive Session (Personnel matters relating to non-elected personnel).Follow us on Twitter. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a work session to discuss electrical rates on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Public Safety Meeting room in the police and fire building.The full agenda items are as follows: BZA and PBC VacanciesElectric Rate DiscussionCurrent structure with adjustmentsNew rate structureUtility Charges to DepartmentsChange practice of charging expenditures made for general fund directly to the utility fund. Funds should be transferred into general fund and expenditures should be made from general.Benevolence fund for payment of utilitiescenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Question? · 259 weeks ago Can they go into an executive session in a work session? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down whatever · 259 weeks ago Stop spending money you don’t have. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more