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Sifting through the notebook as year-end nears...

Subscriber onlyThere are some hastily scribbled notes found in the 2016 political notebook still worth mentioning as we prepare for a quickly approaching 2017. Continue reading...

Remembering Pearl Harbor remains important

Subscriber onlyToday is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Continue reading...

Now's the time to sell stocks?

Subscriber onlyNow's the time to sell stocks? Continue reading...

Thanks you for the votes

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Parks misses the mark; makes good point

Subscriber onlyParks misses the mark; makes good point Continue reading...

Being grateful for who you are

Subscriber onlyFor years I wondered why walking through a busy shopping mall was disorienting. There was too much visual stimulation. Too much input felt overwhelming. It made me feel uneasy, almost nauseous, like I had motion sickness. So I would walk through a busy shopping mall with my eyes cast down and try to avoid scanning all the attractive images and pretty colors. That way, I could keep my mind focused on why I was there and remember to search only for what I had come to purchase. This was a feature of my life until I was 50 years old. Continue reading...

I am thankful for....

ONCE AGAIN, IT IS TIME TO TAKE STOCK, COUNT OUR MANY BLESSINGS

Subscriber onlyThis is perhaps the best week of the year to stop, take a deep breath, and reflect taking stock of all our many blessings. Continue reading...

The cost of blackberry pie

Subscriber onlyMy friend, Billy, recently told me about one of his favorite childhood memories. Billy's mother would task him and his father with gathering wild blackberries for her homemade blackberry pie. Continue reading...