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Tempers and emotions continued to run high last week in the Legislature as we near the close of the session.  Debates about rules, rule changes and abuse of rules made their way into almost every … more
"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark.  You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” — Steuart Henderson Britt. This is one of my favorite … more
One thing I've recently rediscovered is the fun of going to garage sales. In this crazy time of pandemic, it's an easy way to shop and not be closed in as much as in a big box store. Some people even … more
We've all had that favorite TV series that we've invested hours, months and even years into watching only to have it end in an unsettling way. Some shows end abruptly or with a cliffhanger after it … more
Days 49 through 53 of this year’s 60-day legislative session concluded July 31.  Though real progress during the second half of this session has been hard to come by, senators took some steps last … more
I’m always amazed at the contestants on game shows when they find out their dreams are crushed. Whether they miss the big question or simply get beaten by their opponent, they’re always so happy … more
Human medicine has had a long and complicated history. In the early Middle Ages — 5th to the 15th centuries — the traditional belief in Christian countries was that disease was a punishment … more
Days 44 through 48 of this 60-day legislative session were full of heated debate, name-calling and more than enough drama. What was missing, however, was real, tangible action on property tax relief … more
This summer reminds me of the first time I retired many years ago. After a satisfying 32 years of teaching, I was looking forward to new opportunities. Like most retirees, I had a long list of things … more
Raise your hand if you need a vacation. We could all use a vacation from work, from the stress of everyday life and even this pandemic.  Let's say things calm down in the pandemic world. If you … more
Alfie and I try to have a new hiking adventure each weekend. One of the weekend days is a “Doug day” for working around the house and yard, and the other a “dog day” for hiking with my … more
Dementia is an overall term for a series of diseases and conditions involving the brain. It is characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem solving and other thinking skills that affect a … more
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