Spend Time With Your Elders

By Kay Lynn Means-Darling At the beginning of my sixth decade on this earth, I found myself pretty much all alone.  Both parents were gone, I was a widow and had no children, and my two half-sisters, half-brother, and their children were somewhat at a distance living...

Feisty and Fabulous since 1918

By:  Cyndie Abshire, niece of Mary Reesby Aunt Mary, our Matriarch, has seen and experienced an enormous number of changes in the world over the past 100 years. She became an official centenarian on Aug. 3, 2018. Born in Galveston, the eldest of eight siblings, Aunt...

Solvitur Ambulando: It is solved by walking

By Shelley Friend There was a man in my neighborhood who walked every day carrying a backpack.  He was a small man and it looked like he added weight to his backpack. Every time I saw him he appeared to be walking slower the more weight he carried…no ear plugs, no...

Mise en Place:  Everything in its place!!! 

by Shelley Friend What a concept, to have everything in its place.  I took an online cooking class two years ago and learned the culinary term “Mise en Place,” which is the French term for putting everything in place. If you ever watch any cooking shows, the chef has...

Onward and Upward

By Adam Roten I’ve had the opportunity to work outside most of my life, which has given me the chance to observe and appreciate our surroundings that a lot of people may take for granted. One thing that I think about are the large, old-growth oak trees of many...

The Butterfly Effect

It is an honor to be talking with y’all today, about the Butterfly Effect. In asking me to do this, I’m assuming Shelley respects my expertise as a neuropsychologist or a father of two teenagers. Since the Butterfly Effect is based on Chaos Theory, I’m going to assume...

Reflections

by George D. Lewis Sometimes in life we find ourselves falling into a deep well with no way out. As we sit there at the bottom looking up to see if there is help, we often find an empty place and no one in sight.  We sit and stare at the last bit of water and think to...

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