By Mari An Willis
Our brains generally serve us
well, but it is always useful to put a little
"insurance" food into them. The
following list may help make some brainy
to blood and brain choline concentrations which
help the brain in the complicated process of
producing the signal which connects the muscle
and nerve impulses.
UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS cannot
be produced by the body. They are essential for
growth and health of all organs. The consumption
of CLA (conjugated linolenic acid) will aid the
body in the production of the other EFAs.
CHOLINE is important in the
metabolism of fats and cholesterol. S. H. Zeisel,
in his article, "Vitamins-like Molecules:
Choline," states that choline "is a
precursor for the biosynthesis of phospholipids
and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine."
VITAMIN E protects fat-soluble
vitamins, and maintains healthy nerves and
muscles while strengthening the capillary walls.
Art Notes from
By Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral
Just three weeks until the
opening of our holiday show, and the last of the
year. I will tell you next week about that artist
and her work to be displayed. Meantime, I have
run across some information that I will begin
sharing in todays article, especially for
those of you artists who might want to know what
is involved in showing your art! Planning an
exhibition is an essential experience for every
artist. Its also a major undertaking!
"Shouldnt the gallery being doing
this?" you ask. Before you get accepted to
exhibit in a commercial gallery, where the
gallery owner or director will take on most of
the responsibilities of an exhibit, you will
probably exhibit in many other places, such as
coffeehouses, bars or restaurants, libraries,
frame shops, nursing homes, theaters, hotel
lobbies, hospitals, banks, churches, malls, and
bookstores. Finding an exhibition space is a
matter of being creative. Local community-event
calendars and cultural newspapers, such as the
CURRENT, can alert you to non-gallery exhibitions
that are being held in the area. You might need
to promote and execute such an exhibit yourself.
You also need to learn how to put on an exhibit
Youll appreciate your
gallery when they put on an exhibit for you.
Youll realize why they are making the
commission that they do.
Youll be able to assist
your gallery and make it a more profitable
You might decide you like doing
it yourself and keeping the commission!
A group exhibition might be the
way youll need to go the first time, either
due to cost or lack of experience. This can be to
your benefit. Youll not only have someone
to assist you, but youll have more guests!
You will need to make sure each group
members obligations and commitments are
clear. It is best to write out a plan so each
party can see clearly who is obligated to do
what. This might take a couple meetings, a little
typing and a few photocopies. Youll decide
who is best at, and therefore responsible for,
publicity, installation, dismantling, handling
sales, costs, invitation design, and number of
pieces each artist will show, etc. Can the show
be associated with a fund raising event? It is
likely to get more publicity if it can be.
Consider theme, budget, advertising, and
invitations. Then, begin! (More next time!)
Letter to the Editor.
expressed are those of the writer and not
necessarily those of the Mornin Mail.
Fireworks - Things to think
Bottle rockets on roofs.
Parachutes in trees and
Trash in every yard whether you
shoot them or not.
You would have to stay in your
house all week of the 4th or it would be like
deer season in the country.
You could not drive through
town with your windows rolled down - there are
"ding-bats" that throw rocks at cars -
do you think they wouldnt think it funny to
fill your car with firecrackers, Roman candles or
bottle rockets? Put firecrackers in your mailbox
or statuary you have in your yard?
I am a Patriotic person, but I
see people who keep their hats on and dont
stand at attention when they play the "Star
Spangled Banner." They wouldnt stand
up in honor of the flag or a person who fought
for it, in a parade or other events if their
pants were on fire! That was very obvious at the
Maple Leaf Parade. There are men and women dying
for the honor I have of honoring our flag.
Shooting off a bunch of
fireworks does not make you patriotic. If you
took a poll, I think you would be surprised at
the number of people that dont even know
why we celebrate the 4th of July.
As to having fireworks on New
Years I think having drunks on the road is
enough without turning them loose with a bunch of
Just some of my thoughts.
Thanks for listening,