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It’s time to talk about older adults’ mental health!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

It’s time to talk about older adults’ mental health!

Everyone has experienced it: not wanting to get out of bed, having trouble completing everyday tasks for no reason, and lack of energy.  Oftentimes we play it off in our heads like, “Oh, I must not have...

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

A pandemic wedding

It’s not every day that we have a serious national pandemic. Whether or not you’re a person who loves wearing your mask everywhere, or an avid “anti-masker”, you have to admit that the pandemic has caused you...

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Travel is a challenge in the time of COVID

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Travel is a challenge in the time of COVID

This was supposed to be an uplifting column — an exciting travelogue of the time I finally escaped the confines of my house for more than a few hours, and despite a worldwide pandemic, I actually enjoyed...

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020

My superhero dad

In honor of Father’s Day being this Sunday, I knew I had to share this quote pertaining to fathers by Billy Graham. How could I not? “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed,...

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Making a change in society happens at home

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Making a change in society happens at home

I grew up in a very small logging and lumber town in the Pacfic Northwest. It probably didn’t have more than 5,000, maybe 3,000 people when I lived there. We’re talking about when I was two through 11....

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I’ll take any bit of normalcy I can get

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

I’ll take any bit of normalcy I can get

Having been born in the mid-1980s, the last nationwide pandemic pre-dates me by almost 70 years. The civil rights movement was two decades before I was born. Even when riots erupted in Los Angeles over the arrest...

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Pondering a post COVID-19 world

Humans are creatures of habit.  Have you ever jumped in your car with the intention to go one way, but then turned the habitual direction for another destination, like your daily route to work? When forced to...

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Don’t give up, don’t surrender, move forward, be happy

Recently I read a book by Elizabeth Smart called “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up.”  In this novel, Smart speaks about her journey being kidnapped, raped, starved, and abused. Throughout the book she...

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I’ve been shopping for things I didn’t know I needed

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

I’ve been shopping for things I didn’t know I needed

Full disclosure: since this whole shutdown thing began, I have only left my house twice — and one of those was to drive my car so the battery won’t die. And while doing interviews, writing stories and...

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COVID-19 pandemic brings back memories of 40-year old virology class discussion

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic brings back memories of 40-year old virology class discussion

A little knowledge is sometimes not good. I know just enough about viruses to make me scared. Having a borderline paranoid personality makes that dangerous. My major field of study in college was health education. My minor was...

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