By Patricia Horwell  Food. It tickles all the senses.   Certainly, food can be hearty and robust, but there is a reason why Omar Khayyam wrote, “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou beside me…” Sharing sumptuous, tantalizing goodies...
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7 Ways to Say “I Love You”

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Based on the work of Elizabeth Rider, www.elizabethrider.com   Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to reach out and celebrate love in all its forms and guises. Here are seven wonderful ways to say, “I Love You!”  Eros (EE-ros) – Romantic, Passionate...
By Michele D. Baker  Is There a Real Need for Mentors?  According to Mentoring.org, one-third of today’s youth lack mentors. Meanwhile, countless senior adults are isolated, lonely and in need of companionship. What do you get when you combine the two?...
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Let Your Light Shine On

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By Jan Larraine Cox  In wartime it may seem we lack what we really want – peace. We feel something is not right when we turn on the news and again hear about atrocities happening in the Middle East. How...
By Dana C. Litwin, CVA (she/they) What’s the big deal about pronouns these days? People write them on their nametags, bring it up in casual conversation, and there are all these emails and in the signature part, the person says...
by Michele D. Baker Adapted from the article by Catherine E. Shoichet and Parker Leipzig for CNN (read the full article) Edith Heyck didn’t expect she’d be 72 years old, divorced, and living alone. “I always thought I’d be married,” she says....
By Dale Bliss  In times past, grandparents were for mini vacations, special treats and extravagant birthday and Christmas gifts. Nowadays, it seems more and more grandparents are becoming extended parents. They are either completely raising the grandchildren or at least...
by Jan Cox In the 1950s and 1960s we children didn’t see as much of dads as we did our moms. Dads traditionally worked outside the house, yet everyone’s dad experience is unique. This Father's Day, I remember and celebrate my...
Adapted from an article of the same name, AARP The Magazine, March 2023  By Michele D. Baker  A 2018 National Poll on Healthy Aging sponsored by AARP and the University of Michigan found that among men and women ages 65 to...
by Curt D. Baker, Land O'Lakes These are my memories: It was the 1950s, we lived on a farm, and life was slower and simpler. After school and chores, there was time to play: cards, board games, tag, or if...
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