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Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in June and am not working full-time with employer benefits. I was surprised when I called Social Security and the Social Security rep told me to go online to SSA.gov to … more
I am still here. So are you. This is temporary for both of us. Don’t you forget this! I remember this each day. Because each day is precious. It seems like there have been a lot of … more
Hey Taylor: I’ve been at my current job for three years and I’m starting to feel like I’m due for a raise. I also feel like I won’t get one until I ask and I’m terrified … more
The former Shelley Cockes--who turned down a “Coke date” offer as a college freshman from the same guy she married a few days after graduation--could not have imagined the “roller … more
Dear Toni: Help!!! My mother-in-law is 85 and lives in an independent living facility on her own. After a hospitalization in November, she needs 24-hour medical care when she went home. We were … more
What do you stand for? This is a very important question to ask yourself. What’s at the core of your existence? What is it that shapes and drives your life? What’s non negotiable in … more
David “Fathead” Newman was an extraordinary jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophone player who worked as a sideman with Ray Charles, recorded with Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, … more
In the coming weeks, I will publish the first four reflections posted in November 2017 after arriving at WT. I started this process to share thoughts about WT, our purpose and our passions. I think … more
I carry the burdens of others. I don’t know if this is healthy or not, but I do what I do and it is what it is. I don’t know how to live my life any differently. It adds stress to my … more
Dear Readers, You’ve probably heard that the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Estimates put 42% of Americans in the obese category. The World Health … more
Sand lines have been drawn by many of us, indicating that we know as much as we care to about certain topics. Faced with repeated barrages, we either ignore them or strike back with unambiguous … more
WASHINGTON — Representative Ronny Jackson, M.D. (TX-13) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, his Physician, and his Chief Medical Advisor yesterday renewing calls for President Biden to … more
The impact of intercollegiate athletics on universities and colleges around our nation is undeniable. More than 460,000 students compete in intercollegiate athletics, the vast majority using their … more
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Words of wisdom spoken by the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. I have a plaque … more
Hey Taylor: I feel like I’m supposed to be investing in electric cars but I’m not sure what that looks like. Do I have to buy Tesla stock or is there a sneaky up-and-comer? - Bruce Hey … more
In 1987, the “Buns of Steel” workout video was all the rage. It sold more than a million copies on VHS tape. The program of 50 separate exercises was developed by Greg Smithey, owner of … more
My aged Uncle Mort is bristling with disgust about the Dallas Cowboys. He cut his frustrations loose after the National Football League teams were trimmed to four, thus excluding Dallas. “If … more
Hey Taylor: So help me, I’ve tried to understand cryptocurrency and even invested in a few different coins, but I just can’t wrap my head around it and it all seems so volatile. Am I … more
There is something powerful about coming from behind—being an underdog. Students who are first-in-family to attend college, single parents, the offspring of immigrants or students of diverse … more
Last week’s piece about misstatements on the radio--as well as other communication boondoggles--resulted in readers’ contributions of foul-ups they’ve either heard of or … more
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