Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! That familiar verse from the old Christmas song recalls memories of sights and smells from my childhood. I think that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life it is…

Front Porch Days

Front Porch Days

Fall and summer nights sitting on front porches make me think of a time when the pace of life was slower, a time when we knew our neighbors and we had more time to enjoy life. Somehow a front porch can reawaken nostalgia for simpler times. Thinking about how our…

Thank a Veteran

Thank a Veteran

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month back in 1918, an agreement was reached to suspend hostilities in World War I which was called at the time, “The War to End all Wars.” As we all know, it was not the war to end all…

Safety in the Rock

            As I sit down to write this month’s column, many people around me are consumed with fear and the overriding sense of uncertainty of what the days and weeks ahead will look like is palpable. Where do you turn for comfort when uncertainty fills your life? It is precisely…

Protection from Fear

There is a great deal of fear and apprehension in the air these days. Many people are overcome with overwhelming fear of coronavirus. Without delving into the validity or lack thereof of the threat itself I would like to take a few moments to address our reaction to it. It…

Be Thankful

Do you ever get discouraged? Of course, we all do. Things don’t go our way, we suffer aches and pains or serious health problems or people let us down. There are certainly lots of things going on the country to get discouraged about. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, how…

Ten Years Later It was ten years ago, in May of 2009, that the very first edition of Housing Matters appeared here in the pages of Senior News. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed. In that initial column I laid out the fact that most people…

Independence

During July, we celebrate Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. Probably best known for fireworks and cookouts, it is the day we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. By declaring their independence from Great Britain, our founding fathers set a course which resulted in the…

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