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It has been said that people don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan. As the great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up … more
The roots of higher education in the United States are knotted into purpose and place. From a functional standpoint, almost all universities, public and private, existed for producing ministers. At … more
Toni:Recently my older sister had a stroke and needs extra care at home. I was told from friends at church that Medicare will help to pay for her at-home care. I cannot find any information about … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) issued the following statement in response to Wednesday's heinous attack at the U.S. Capitol.“What happened at the U.S. Capitol … more
Hi Taylor: I used to manage a restaurant and I’m tired of waiting for life to go back to normal. Any leads on part-time work I could pick up instead of just treading water? - ElsieHey Elsie: I … more
Dear Readers: The 2020-2025 US Dietary Guidelines were unveiled last week by the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. These recommendations are based on … more
Purple is a color I am generally neutral about, but it has taken decades for me to elevate it from negative status. I’m guessing it barely made the grade for inclusion in those tiny boxes … more
On Jan. 6, 2021 Congress will meet to certify Electoral College votes for the President of the United States. This will be a defining day in American history. We can save our great country, or we can … more
There is a story about a man who, on a visit to the country, decided he wanted to milk a cow so he could take some milk home for his family. He grabbed a stool and a bucket and walked out into the … more
Fifth in a series on COVID-19 and studying in spring 2021. Originally published on December 31, 2013, and slightly modified here.As the effects of COVID-19 impact nearly every decision made regarding … more
The ball has dropped, the champagne has been drank and the black-eyed peas have been ate. The world is magically a better place now that 2020 is in the history books right? Not quite.The year … more
Hi Taylor: I’m committed to paying off at least some debt as my resolution this year. I had the same goal last year and failed, so I think I need some help. Any hot tips? - MarieHey Marie: The … more
Dear Readers: As 2020 draws to a close, we are all looking forward to a better year. Many people will make New Year’s resolutions. Top resolutions include spending more time with friends and … more
I have never read columns as entertaining as those penned by the late Erma Bombeck, who survived by cancer surgery, only to be claimed by kidney disease at age 69. Her battle was valiant as she … more
Renee Zellweger gained 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones in 2001, 2004 and 2014! Each time, after filming ended, she returned to her normal weight in the next six to 12 months by getting back to her … more
It’s time to change your calendar. 2021 arrives this week. And none too soon.I’ve said for many years that God gives us overnights so that regardless of how bad any day may go in your … more
Fourth in a series on COVID-19 and studying in spring 2021Originally published on December 15, 2008, and a few times since then—it may have value as we look forward to the spring of 2021, a … more
Hi Taylor: My siblings and I have been talking about how to help my parents navigate their remaining years. They’re in their 80s and have some money but not a lot. Any advice?Hey Scott: … more
Dear Dietitian,I have lost thirty pounds in the last nine months by cutting calories and exercising. I‘m worried that I will gain the weight back as I’ve done before. Does reverse dieting … more
Last April, Chrissy Teigen sarcastically confessed, “I have hit the double-digit mark on quarantine weight gain, so that’s fun!!” Justin Bieber and Gayle King have also admitted to … more
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