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Several years ago, I spent one long, miserable week in January in bed with influenza while my husband was out of town helping out his elderly parents. I coughed, I sneezed, my nose ran, and it felt like every single atom in my body hurt.  By the end of the week I’d used up all of my cough and...
The first week of 2021 is upon us and I have something to say about it and the rest of the year, which I am dubbing C+1, or 2020 (COVID) plus a year. I have heard stories about camels getting their noses under tents and then eventually the whole beast is inside taking over your home. It is a...
Most folks are probably bidding a well-earned bon-be-gone to the backside of 2020. For every upside like the 30,400-plus record high reached by the Dow Jones Stock Index on the last trading day of the year there is enough downside to more than compensate. Stats like the nearly 350,000 deaths...
My husband and celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary last week, on Dec. 21. We usually mark the occasion by having dinner with our oldest friends, Dick and Kay, a couple who stood up with us on that afternoon all those years ago. Although Dick passed away 6 years ago from pancreatic cancer,...
I hope you have a safe and sacred Christmas. I am very thankful that the COVID vaccine is finally available. Please make sure you get vaccinated against COVID, too. Here are 7 Reasons I’m getting the COVID Vaccine: 1. I don’t want to risk my health. One of the scariest aspects of COVID is its...

Liz Cheney
Can we truly compare Edward Snowden’s act of releasing classified American documents to “Hanoi Jane” Fonda? In response to a possible pardon for “whistleblower” Edward Snowden by President Donald Trump, Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said, “Edward Snowden is a traitor. He is responsible for the...
With the year 2020 nearly over, it’s time to share the remedies I’ve found most helpful this past year.  1.Humor. The pandemic took over the year 2020. My co-workers and I wear masks from morning until night, double-masking when caring for COVID patients, often from their cars. We’re...
Former Vice-president Joe Biden is now President-elect Joe Biden. It is a moot point if you like that or not, what really matters now is – are you in favor of socialism – or not? Socialism is a softer version of Communism, but can be just as deadly to a thriving economy. Where do all these...
Last month, Richard got a prescription for the new Voltaren® gel for his left knee pain. At 89 years young, his activity level has dropped significantly for the past 6 months, ever since the COVID pandemic restricted access to gyms and exercise classes. The arthritis in his knee is now so bad...
It matters not how you voted on Nov. 3, what matters is the future well being of our country. It is time to gather our diverse population together and fight to ensure future freedoms, economic prosperity and yes, world peace. Sounds corny, but world peace means economic stability which...

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