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Have you ever packed up a home of 50 years and a million memories? That was the case last week prior to the anticipated closing of my home on August 21. It took our five children and my supervision to get everything out of the house, the garage, the … more
In a May 17 opinion piece, “No Longer Wanting to Die,” in writer Will Lippincott discussed his years-long battle with treatment-resistant depression and the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) that helped him manage his depression. DBT may have … more
It’s a little-known fact, but I have been known to waste many hours watching movies that I’ve seen many times before. Because, of course, this leads to every man’s second favorite sport: quoting movie lines. So, last week I was watching … more
I have written before about profanity in mass media advertising, and I’ve gotten some pretty strong responses. Some people thanked me, saying that, as parents, it’s hard enough to keep quality in their children’s lives. Others, however, … more
With all the attention focused recently on the 70th anniversary of World War II events, I’ve also been reflecting on the war of my generation, Vietnam. When my sister and I visited the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., last year, we located … more
As you’re reading this, school is now kicking into gear. For some, this is a great adventure, an opportunity for collaboration, accomplishment, and discovery. But for many — dare I say, most? — it simply means the end of summer, the end of … more
One of the failures of this past state legislative session was to resolve or modify the existing state law pertaining to condominium owners’ legal rights to sue their homebuilder pertaining to defective work. The current law is out of balance and … more
I don’t know about you, but I do know many of us old folks depend on our Social Security monthly checks to pay for our daily expenses. It always comes as a shock when newspaper stories tell us the grim facts that unless our Congress (yes, they … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
I recently attended a memorial for a fellow writer who had lost her fight-to-the-end battle with inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Although Christy and I weren’t close friends, she made an impact on … more
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