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The suggestion that I dislike cats would be erroneous indeed, splashing down in the ever-growing sea of untruths. I prefer dogs. However, I have no desire to debate or defend. Indeed, I’d … 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
Second in a series on student educational debt. Nearly everyone looks at student debt as a national problem. “True ‘dat,” as they say in South Louisiana, but it must be viewed … more
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never ran for public office. He never said to another, “Vote for me.” Martin Luther King didn’t choose to lead the nation’s civil rights movement: … more
Hi Taylor: I’m looking at different options for budgeting software and keep hearing about various styles of budgeting. I always thought the options were to save money or spend it, but I guess … 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
Now and then, in communities throughout America, there is a child born that has an unusual talent in a particular sport. They have that natural ability to stand out far and above everyone else. The … 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
Coach Mac, while coaching at Pampa and during the basketball season recruited nine other BB coaches from the Panhandle and worked out after we would go home from our workouts in the Harvester … more
It’s just a guess when conversations about fruitcake headed south. But, if negative views of fruitcake began a few generations ago, malignment of the holiday dessert has run full bore since … 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
Expect several changes in higher education to intensify in 2022. Families and students should look for universities that willingly respond to a changing world: a triangle of triage is at work. … more
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