The adults need to chill out
I don’t know if anyone out there has been watching MSNBC lately (hey, no laughing), the network that almost beat out QVC in ratings last week. Anyway, the commentators and pundits alike on MSNBC were getting so uptight about the election results with ever-increasing louder and shriller voices that I thought I’d seen several of their heads explode right on the TV screen. Come on, people. Chill out.
Is it any wonder? We now see some high school and other students feel that marching out of class is a productive thing to do when you are upset about anything. In this case, who won an election. How about adults showing a little restraint and maturity in their vocalizing and cut the “the world’s coming to an end” statements. Remember, kids are watching.
William V. Hoffecker, Gig Harbor
It’s critical to have support for chronic illnesses
It is critical to give support for people that have chronic life long illnesses. I have a support group in Gig Harbor. I have selected to support people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. It hits very young, old and people in between. The illnesses tremendously impact a person’s physical, psychological, emotional and mental state of mind. Plus, the chronic illnesses frequently present physical limitations on the individual(s).
The meetings will focus on telling the story about when you got diagnosed and all the challenges pertaining to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. Plus, medical professionals will be guest speakers. Many important questions will be answered about ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. We will talk about how to support each other, how the illnesses impact our lives, what assistance you may need in the future, and creating possible financial support nets since having the illnesses can be potentially very expensive. Frequently, listening to others in person that have the same illness can be a great cure physiologically and emotionally for individuals.
The group will be at the Gig Harbor library (in the small conference room) from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1. I have appreciated listening to other’s about their challenges with UC or Crohn’s and have brought that information to others. I never regret another life experience in our beautiful society. I promise and safe and confidential environment. The theme is to “help each other.”
Steve McConnell, Gig Harbor