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Easter is the holiday most associated with candy. According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans purchase more candy at Easter than at any other holiday,surpassing even Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  Over 75% of Americans make an Easter basket each year. Bunnies made out of...
Sometimes clichés are spot on, dead to right and hammered on the nail. There is a reason for clichés and I think it dates back to caveman days and the very survival of the species. Imagine a leopard is getting dangerously close to a troupe of monkeys and then one of them sees this leopard, but...
My doctor started me on medicine for my diabetes last week. Ever since then, I’ve had loose stools. My wife thinks I should take some over-the-counter diarrhea medicine for it, but I’m not so sure. Is that okay? – Jack. Should you treat a side effect from taking a medicine with another...
It’s the principle of ‘the thing’ and the best deal for taxpayers Sometimes clichés are spot on, dead to right and hammered on the nail. There is a reason for clichés and I think it dates back to caveman days and the very survival of the species. Imagine a leopard is getting dangerously...
Our current over the top sensitive society is harming the brotherhood of man instead of embracing it. When people grow up in a multicultural neighborhood they become friends with all people, regardless of skin color, religious beliefs or ethnicity. When people grow up in a place without...
Q: On my thyroid medicine bottle, there’s an additional label that says to take it in the morning on an empty stomach.  Sometimes I forget to take it before breakfast. Is it okay to take it later? You’re not alone in asking about this. The synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine is the most...

George T. Rohrich
George T. Rohrich is a resident of Chelan. He is completing his MA in Peace and Conflict studies. When not working he can be found backpacking in the wilderness of the PNW or enjoying a local wine. He is the son of George Rohrich, the CEO of Lake Chelan Health, whose photo was inadvertently...
The headline is a paraphrase from a song by the band R.E.M. (1987) and I’m using it here to illustrate how the insanity of 2020 may become permanently embedded in culture worldwide, not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but mainly because of the different ways Earth’s 7.2 billion people...
An elderly woman called up her doctor in tears. When the doctor got on the phone, she asked him, “Is there something you’re not telling me? Do I need to review my will?” Her doctor exclaimed, “No, not at all! Why?” She wailed, “You told me I needed to take this medicine for the rest of my life....

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