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As social attitudes and perspectives ebb and flow, universities are impacted and in some cases become barometers for measuring and even predicting change. In a September 19, 2022 report, Fitch … more
You are a once in a universe happening.  There has never been anyone like you in the history of mankind.  There will never be another like you once you are gone. There are eight billion … more
Editor: I was pretty shocked after reading your article “RED CUP REBELLION IN FULL SWING: OVER 100 UNIONIZED STARBUCKS LOCATIONS ARE ON STRIKE”, Dateline: Philadelphia from your 11/19 … more
The common cold is responsible for 150 million missed workdays annually in the United States. Many of us will head to the nutrition supplement aisle to ward off these nasty viruses, but do these … more
Hey Taylor - Any tips for how I can talk about money more comfortably? I find myself not hanging out with friends because I’m trying to cut back on spending, but I hate the idea of my finances … more
Dear Toni: I have decided to retire when I turn 65 in January and will need to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B. My husband, Sam is 70 and he enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B when he turned 65 … more
My ancient Uncle Mort--with razor-sharp memory of the long ago but dullard-like on yesterday--has a mind recently clouded with “what if’s” concerning the World Cup. This is … more
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.  Every morning, a lion wakes up.  It knows it must run faster … more
In the lives we live we all basically want the same things: happiness, health, and financial security. But with these as targets, many of us miss the mark. There is often a large gap between what … more
Hello Toni: My mother has a Medicare Advantage HMO and August 1st she moved into a nursing home in the Sugar Land area. They have a doctor who visits the patients and does not accept the HMO which … more
Being in Law Enforcement you get to do many things and serve in many roles. We get to be counselors, mental health workers, EMS, and Law Enforcement Officers. Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers, DPS … more
The pitter patter of little feet running around in the morning. Hearing the children up and getting ready for school is what many people have longed for after a long summer break. Then there is also … more
Toni: Can you explain why a hospital employee from the medical claims division asked my husband Greg to sign a form stating that he is aware that he is now in his “Lifetime Reserve Days” … more
One hot summer night in August of 1954, I was with two of my buddies, Ben Sturgeon and Bill Culpepper. We were sitting at our local teen hangout, a drive-in called Caldwell’s. Every parking … more
It was a unique situation, but there my wife and I were, laying next to each other on the hard floor trying to get some sleep. No plan B, no other options. As I lay there I thought of how unique … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I really don’t know where to start. Recent days have been really difficult for me. I am in the midst of a struggle that has taken me down a … more
They say that age is just a number, so I suppose churning out my thousandth column with this writing might be comparable to a yawn, wry smile or the lame joke about the needle’s question to the … more
Hello Toni: I am turning 64 soon and have not started receiving my Social Security check. I am still working full time but do not have company benefits. I am confused because I do not have Social … more
How would you answer the question “What are the important events in your life?” If you had to write this down right now, what would you write? I would venture to guess that it would not … more
Dear Dietitian: I seem to get three or four bladder infections every year. My friend told me to try cranberry supplements. Do they work? Thank you, Meredith Dear Meredith, Anyone who … more
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