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What are you missing out on in life because you’re making excuses? No, really. Stop, think about this question and honestly answer it. Write it out if you need to, but focus on this question … more
Dear Dietitian, Recently you had a column that mentioned the MIND diet, which supposedly lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s. Can you explain more about that diet? Rob Dear … more
James Blunt, English singer, songwriter and record producer, had a megahit, “Goodbye My Lover,” that was recorded in Carrie Fisher’s bathroom. But that isn’t the most … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sharing the Good News is something that Christians need to be diligent in doing.  We are quick to talk about how God blessed us while in a … more
You’d be surprised who’s contended with gestational diabetes -- a type of diabetes that usually appears around weeks 24 to 28 of pregnancy, although it can come on earlier: Salma Hayek … more
Time delay--a feature that allows deletion of serious blunders--has not always been a “backstop” when there’s tongue entanglement on radio broadcasts. A classic, of course, was … more
Dear Toni, My husband recently retired from his job and because I am over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I had to go to the local Social Security with the Request for Employment Information … more
There is something about puppy dogs. Every dog out there was once a puppy. It’s a short season in each dog’s life, but one that is a joy to experience. Whether it’s watching a … more
An American Psychological Association survey reported that 42% of U.S. adults gained around 29 pounds in the first year of the pandemic. So it’s not surprising that the percentage of obese … more
As the old year ended, so did the lives of two one-of-a-kind icons, one in the world of sports and the other in theology. They died four days apart, 85-year-old John Madden in California, and … more
Things Change. I have determined at age 85 ... there will always be new things in the works, “old things” discarded and give way to new thoughts and ideas, maybe even … more
Hello, Toni: My husband retired several years ago when he turned 65. He enrolled in Medicare Part A but declined Part B because I put him on my Blue Cross Blue Shield policy provided by my … more
We judge others by their actions. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Even with our best efforts, this creates in each of us a double standard. We are interesting beings, us humans. We are all … more
When Alice in Wonderland was lost and came upon the Cheshire Cat in the tree she asked “Cheshire Puss, would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a … more
Dear Readers, The New Year is upon us, and along with it come those resolutions. There is room for improvement in all our lives, right? As many as 70% of Americans will resolve to eat healthier in … more
In a 1964 episode of “The Lucy Show,” Lucy takes a job as a process server, and her first assignment is to serve another main character in the show, bank president Mr. Mooney. But after … more
One thing we “geezers and geezerettes” have in common is that the lot of us have said something or done “bone-headed” things that disappointed our mothers. We’ve all … more
“Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.” I am not talking about the lamb referred to in the nursery rhyme we learned as a … more
When Mark Twain said, “It is better to give than receive -- especially advice,” he was being clever, for sure. But he overlooked the especially powerful benefit that giving bestows. Good … more
Toni, I am 67 and have group health insurance through my current employer. I have talked with friends, my company HR and my insurance agent and get answers from “I don’t know” to … more
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