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Saturday, February 23, 2019

I was just thinking about…the politics of laundry

By Bonnie Adams As a fan of reading historical works, I often think of how lucky I am to be a woman in this country,...

I was just thinking about…back-to-school envy

By Janice Lindsay When back-to-school time arrives, I become just a tiny bit envious. When I was a student, back-to-school meant, for me, a new beginning,...

I was just thinking about… kids leaving for college

By Kathy P. Behan Looking back, I always knew that I's be devastated, but I couldn't imagine the extent. After all, our son was just...

I was just thinking about…the snake and I

We'se often had garter-snake residents in our garage, but we'se never had one as bold as Samantha. Or it might be Samuel; our relationship hasn's grown quite personal enough for me to figure that out. Our garage possesses a snake-friendly corner, just inside the door. A snake can slither in through a tiny gap in the door molding, and maybe through other entrances we haven's discovered. The builders of the house created a concrete block along the base of the garage wall, about two inches tall and two inches deep. They covered that, except for the ends, with a wooden block about twice those dimensions. The arrangement is perfect for snake repose and concealment.

I was just thinking about…Facebook for 50-somethings

By Barbara Polan I graduated from high school in 1975 and have used Facebook for 7 years. Yesterday, a high school friend contacted me, dazzled...

We Americans tend to take our banking system for granted and, even after the 2008 mess, we focus on the relatively minor injustices and inconsistencies this system engenders. But overseas, chaos reigns. A while back I was in theAzores. The Azores are a group of small islands 900 miles west of – and owned by ?Portugal. Finding that I was soon to spend a few days in the Canary Islands, which are owned bySpain, I rode downtown to exchange some dollars for pesetas. At the Commercial Bank of theAzoresI was told that, yes, I could exchange dollars for pesetas, but the only denomination of peseta on hand was the P 5,000 note. Wishing smaller bills, I went down the street to another bank.

I was just thinking…about summer and kids

By Joan Goodchild   The back-to-school ads are already airing on television, and the aisles at Target and Walmart are now stocked with new pencils, notebooks,...

I was just thinking… about parenting teenagers

By Kathy P. Behan Seems like only yesterday. Tires screech. It's midnight on a stormy Friday night. My heart is only able to slow its...

By K.B. Sherman Over the last month, I have been sharing my three-part story, "How I became a displaced person – an adventure in realty." Here is part 1 and part 2 - The adventure concludes with ? PART THREE: THE BOOM DROPS SEPTEMBER 12: my wife and I go to check on the condition of the house we are buying; find that not only have sellers done none of the repairs required by the P&S, but have taken refrigerator to be included in the sale price of the house; house is also unlocked and has been vandalized; living room floor has been burnt by squatters

I was just thinking…the Internet on your glasses: good idea?

By Janice Lindsay Perhaps I's a technological cave-dweller, a foot-dragger in the electronics-device race. Or maybe I's just having a Cranky Technology Week. But it's...