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Only those who live long enough get the opportunity to experience old age. It is truly a blessing to be able to live into old age. Some of us are there and others are well on our way there. As I … more
Dear Readers, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I grew up in a farming community, and by late November, the harvest was complete. Crops that were a year in the making were out of the … more
Psychologist and writer Timothy Leary almost got it right. Turn on (the stove); tune in (to amino acids); and drop out (of the 20% to 25% of folks 65 and older who have mild cognitive impairment and … more
“Feeling like a shockwave, shockwave, shockwave, shockwave ... Ooh yeah, babe, get ‘em with the shockwave.” Marshmello, AKA Christopher Comstock, sings that plaintive tune about a … more
Would it surprise you to learn that THANKFULNESS is mentioned 73 times in the New Testament? 20 in the Gospels? I don’t know about you, but that stirred up in me the question: what do the … more
God’s mission for Cyrus, future king of Persia and conqueror of Babylon, is described in detail. He will liberate Judah’s exiles (45:1-2). He will see that this is the Lord’s work … more
As we gather together with family to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, I think of the world our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents grew up in. It was a time when a family get … more
What’s soft, slightly sweet, old-fashioned-sounding and brimming with goodness? Well, yes, that could describe your grandmother. But it also describes winter’s favorite root vegetables: … more
Dear Dietitian, My step-daughter told me not to cook with aluminum foil, as it can cause health problems. Is this true? Is it safe to use plastic containers when heating food in the microwave … more
So you open your favorite media site and see the morning fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. Then you open your email and the first one is the same fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. You then open your … more
What is your biggest regret? If you could go back and do it all over again, what would you change? The word “regret” is defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary as “sorrow aroused … more
Imagine going through your day to day life carrying two buckets. One is full of fuel the other is full of water. Every day you are presented with potentially volatile situations and you have a choice … more
Toni, I turn 65 in April and overwhelmed by all the mail I am getting this year for Medicare Annual Enrollment. What do I do? The mail from companies says theirs is the best, but they all offer … more
Dyke Rogers never made it to the beach. That was the plan back in 1966, having just graduated from Lake Worth High School near Fort Worth. Rogers had never been out of Texas. But he had a fresh … more
Hi Taylor: My husband and I are expecting a baby in May and while we’re both very excited, I’m starting to get a little freaked out about all the costs, namely the hospital stay and … more
Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Go ahead and do it a second time. And now one more time just to make sure you’ve got the idea. Now close your eyes for a minute. Listen and … more
They came on a Thursday to the First United Bank Center for different reasons. Some sought summer employment, some wanted to gather information on internships, others were changing majors and wanted … more
Alexander William Kinglake is a name snuggled deeply inside of all-knowing Google. He was a 19th century lawyer who gave up his legal practice to become an author, best known for a single proverb: … more
Hey Taylor: I’m trying to keep Halloween fun for my kids - 9 and 11 - and feel like I’m running out of ideas. All I can think of is buying an expensive costume and that’s the last … more
The value of your life is measured by what you give away...nothing more, nothing less. Our lives are lived and then they are gone. We leave behind what we leave behind. We can add to this world or … more
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