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This past Monday was Presidents Day. In honor of the day, what follows is information about one of those presidents. Many say George Washington was the best president we’ve ever had. more
They were not there. Frustration started to set in. Not in my purse. Not in my car. I could not focus. Taking a deep breath, I tried to calm myself. Suddenly, a “wow” moment! more
Cross-country skiing gets you out in the country and physically active. Check out the video in the article. more

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is another big, entertaining Marvel superhero movie, but even this fanboy can see the cracks starting to show in the Marvel movie machine. more
This year’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is Feb. 20-26. NISAW seeks to educate us on invasive species prevention and management. more
My youngest sister’s latest weekend visit provided an incentive to bake a strawberry-rhubarb pie using ingredients from the freezer, pull out a jigsaw we thought she’d enjoy and do some shopping. more
If you are, roughly, in my age category, you can probably remember glass milk bottles, having an electric train set, your first Schwinn bike and probably the Trinkaus Christmas display. more
It’s been a bumpy ride for mortgage companies lately. Some lenders have gone out of business, merged with other companies or narrowed their focus. And more changes are likely in 2023. more
It’s a time to do a thorough cleaning, top to bottom, inside and out. It usually involves identifying areas that need a quick spruce-up as well as the areas that need a deep cleaning. more
After doing this column for so many years (more than a quarter century now), I’ve learned there are two kinds of potential Social Security beneficiaries. more
Director Steven Spielberg has earned his reputation as one of Hollywood’s greatest directors several times over, so it’s no surprise that he makes a solid film out of his own life story. more
When Tom Snyder coaches people in his church about how to budget, he starts by encouraging them to track their spending. more
For Valentine’s Day, I give you a poem I wrote a few years ago about a couple I knew. I hope that you, if you haven’t already, find love this special day — or in the near future. more
The party hats were properly placed on the table. The bouquet of balloons indicated a celebration. The bright youthful colors welcomed the thought of a birthday celebration. more
Horror director M. Night Shyamalan is known for his spooky and tense thrillers, and “Knock at the Cabin” delivers exactly that with its potentially apocalyptic storytelling. Without giving away … more
Hearts, flowers, romance, and special dinners for two seem to be everywhere as we approach Valentine’s Day, right around the corner. more
If you’ve been holding off on home improvements, a new law signed last year and now in effect as of Jan. 1, 2023, may provide a fresh incentive. more
Managing your health care, or the care of a loved one, can be overwhelming, especially if complex medical conditions are involved, or the list of providers and prescriptions is long. more
I started 2021 by buying an 1885 hulk of a home, sight unseen, with visions of restoring its earlier grandeur. more
The other day I was offered a “senior” discount, which I, of course, accepted. Hey, I’ve earned it if they want to give it. more
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