OPINION: The humorous aspects of aging

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Those of us who are collectively referred to as “seniors”, the “elderly” and a variety of other rather demeaning labels likely prefer to think that we are aging gracefully; however, quite often this is not the case. Aside from the greatly increased number of aches and pains, diminished eyesight and hearing, we all have situations […]

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Vintage mobile tiny living is big business

Vintage mobile tiny living is big business

They come in all colors, shapes and sizes They are often found in old barns, back yards, junkyards, pastures and often are in dire need of extreme TLC. Some have all the comforts of home and some are a bit less accommodating, with no bathroom, but lots of charm. Almost all feature cooking, dining and […]

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OPINION: The perils of mice and men

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Few things in life frighten me. One of my sisters once told me that I must not have enough sense to know when I may be in danger. I’ve had wild horses stampede a campsite in the middle of the night, seen bears outside my tent, heard a wild boar snorting outside my tent, encountered […]

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Enjoying our national treasures

Enjoying our national treasures

  Those looking for inexpensive vacation ideas may want to consider perusing www.recreation.gov for more than 60,000 facilities and activities located in every area of our nation. Under the banner of recreation.gov are entities such as the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Archives. […]

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OPINION: Random thoughts on late summer

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Summer is nearing an end. Fall will officially usher in on Sept. 22 at 10:21 a.m. with the Fall Equinox. The summer of 2016 has included discourse between the public and those in law enforcement in many communities, terrorism at home and abroad, hotly debated political issues and candidates on the local and national fronts, […]

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OPINION: The political season: this too shall pass

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From now until November, we likely will be bombarded with paid and unpaid political messages, endorsements, analysis and mudslinging the likes of which we have never before seen. Most have already seen the ugliness begin even prior to the national political conventions that have just played out. Social media is a hotbed of nonstop political […]

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OPINION: Olympic memories

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Twenty years ago, Atlanta was the focus of the world stage as the Centennial Olympic Games brought the world to our doorsteps.Atlanta and many individuals benefited greatly from the games; myself included. I had the pleasure of being very involved in the planning and day-to-day coverage of the games as a publishing coordinator. I was […]

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OPINION: Appropriation or appreciation?

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It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In our daily lives, as has been the case for thousands of years, we all consume, use or enjoy things that most likely did not originate within what we define as our own culture. Most of us can not accurately claim that we […]

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