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Hey Taylor: I was listening to your podcast and heard you talking about getting up at 4:30 am, which made me cringe. How do you do it? How do you get into that kind of routine and… is it worth … more
It was Christmas 1988 if I remember correctly. I challenged the kids at our church to learn a little more clearly what it was like to “give your best” like God did when He gave His only … more
Greg Harris was the 20th century’s only major-league pitcher to throw with both his left and right arm (using a six-fingered glove!). This century, Pat Venditte is the only one who regularly … more
Uncle Mort, a veteran of 108 Christmases, has razor-sharp memories of long stretches of silence at various times of the day. And there were silent nights, too. Nowadays, he makes Herculean efforts … more
Over the past decade, I have routinely reflected on the dilemma of student debt. Topics such as the educational indebtedness of Social Security recipients, the role of personal responsibility in … more
Toni: I made a terrible mistake during the recent Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period and changed to a Medicare Advantage HMO plan because I understood from talking with my friends that this plan … more
Hi Taylor: I’m getting more and more into the idea of buying a property I can rent to make some passive income. I know you have experience with this kind of thing, so be real with me: how hard … more
Creative minds at Young and Rubicon---a recognized advertising agency in New York City— have introduced jingles, catch words (as well as “catch phrases”) and slogans that have … more
Toni: I have been following your “Toni Says®” Medicare article in my local newspaper learning about Medicare. This week I was mailed information discussing different myths of … more
One of the negative impacts of the pandemic on universities is the significant increase in undergraduates who drop out or “stop out” whilst pursuing academic degrees. Two important … more
About 50 years ago, my father took a job teaching at UCLA and my family packed up and moved from Michigan to Southern California. It was the late 60’s and the most successful college basketball … more
Hi Taylor: I promised myself I wouldn’t leave tax filing until the last minute, so here I am looking for tips at the end of 2021 instead of the middle of 2022. Whatcha got for me? - … more
Clay Center, Kansas – Is Christmas about a baby?  A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms?  If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many?  Who could be … more
The late James Naismith, an accomplished educator/physician/minister/philosopher, also was an inventor. An 1891 collegian, he took seriously the assignment to “invent” an indoor game … more
From Sept. 24, 2021 Between Tex-Mex served in the second-floor lobby of Old Main and dessert served on the third floor an hour later, there was a parent orientation for families of several new … more
Hey Taylor: What’s in the big infrastructure bill that I should care about? People keep talking about price tags and I’m struggling to find info about how it might or might not help a … more
If you were sitting at home by your fireplace and your young child or grandchild came and sat on your knee and asked you “What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?” How would you … more
Toni: I am turning 65 next March and am puzzled about Medicare’s 7-month enrollment period. I have heard that this time is only for Medicare Part B and that confuses me because I do not … more
Oh, that the inimitable Will Rogers were alive today. The need for his disarming smile and positive spirit helped Americans survive the Great Depression. He’d go a long way today in bringing … more
There are a few – very few – dates that resonate in the American historical psyche: Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, and 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. … more
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