Opinion

Reader Alert: Effective October 1st, the new Medicare.gov Medicare plan finder was released. The Medicare plan finder has serious flaws and navigating this site is not easy. Please call your Congressman or local TV stations to report on this issue. I need help getting this word out to the public. I...
As we approach Thanksgiving we are reminded to pause for a moment to reflect on our blessings and seek opportunities for serving and giving.   Thankfulness is a value that most of the people in our community, state, and nation share.   Yes, we should be thankful every day for our blessings, but the...
The 1966 film “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” starred Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach as a trio of bounty hunters who are (in that order) caring, downright mean and highly suspicious. Well, the same can be said for The Good cholesterol (HDL), The Bad cholesterol (LDL), and the...
Hi Taylor - What’s up with the protests in Hong Kong? Feels like they’ve been going on for a long time now and I’m not really sure I understand what it’s all about. - Anthony Hey Anthony - You’re right, the people of Hong Kong have been taking to the streets for over six months. Unless you’re...
At neither occasion is humor expected, but when it’s an added bonus, the comments eliciting laughter are the ones most remembered.  Current examples were separated by some 50 miles and 74 years. Both were in churches--at a memorial service in Farmers Branch and at a parent-child dedication in...
A search for athletes named Dee turns up a mixed bag: There’s Dee Virgil Fondy, who played from 1951 to 1958 and was the last player to bat at Ebbets Field. Dee Hardison, a defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs in the 1970s and 1980s....
“The Stuff” is a 1980s cult film that tells the story of a parasitical, possibly cognizant, frozen yogurt-like substance that bubbles out of the earth and overtakes humans with its highly addictive flavor. Folks just can’t get enough of The Stuff... Combine that with the 1975 movie “The Strongest...
It is really important to follow my instructions today. Okay? Sit real still. Clear your mind. Take a deep breath. Exhale. Take a deep breath. Exhale. One more time, take a deep breath. Exhale. Good job! I want you to be present in the present. Not just partially present, but fully present. One...
Last year, country music legend Loretta Lynn fell at home and fractured her hip. A few years before the injury, the talented performer told People magazine: “I ain’t going to do no exercise! I hate exercise!” Well, research published in JAMA Network Open that looked at 77,206 women age 50 to 79...
“If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough,” said funny woman Phyllis Diller, who was known for her cackling laugh, big personality and, later in life, wrinkles! Those lines and creases that appear around the eyes, chin and forehead (and elsewhere) are a natural part of aging as skin...

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