Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Well, these past couple of late Spring days here in Michigan have been ... well, they've been the kind of days that give people a reason to move to Michigan. Just gorgeous. Sunny, not too hot, very low humidity. Everything is lush and green. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

But summer will arrive by the end of the week and that means the sun will shine warmer and it's time to once again start thinking seriously about things like sunscreen and taking care of your skin.

Especially if you're like me and inherited that Irish phosphorescent skin type. I have to warn people before I take my shirt off so they can put on their sunglasses; it's that bad.

Pick up some good info about skin cancer and lots more helpful sun protection tips here.


My father was in the Navy when he was young. He had the good fortune to be stationed in Hawaii, but the bad luck to be fair-skinned.

One day, after spending far too many hours unprotected under the hot sun, he reported for duty with a terrible sunburn. Expecting sympathy, he was unpleasantly surprised with a reprimand, instead.

Things went from bad to worse the next day when he was given a written notice of discipline for "destruction of government property."

[Beliefnet's "America in Uniform" humor via Ed Peacher]


WONDER for YOUR WEEK: Why do we go on vacations? Don't we get enough travel just orbiting the sun?


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