Our family expects to gather for Christmas just as we did for Thanksgiving — in two states, three residences and with six electronic devices.
The surge of reports labeled as false in print, on television, radio and elsewhere have sent some of us seeking advice both on checking suspect news and “correcting” friends on social media.
It has been 110 years since the great Bitterroot forest fire that destroyed 3 million acres of Western timber, homes and claimed 86 lives. It also challenged the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and it’s first chief, Gifford Pinchot.
We live on the corner of two streets frequented by many walkers, joggers, visitors and prospective residents looking over this senior community. So, yes, we feel a little additional obligation to maintain attractive plantings on the front and side of our home.
First at my mother’s insistence and then as an adult, I followed nutritionists’ advice. Eat lots of vegetables, fruits, some protein foods. And, of course, avoid consuming too much salt and stay hydrated.
Were they brave or foolish? More likely, just normal young adults. Yet at times, I’ve marveled that my parents started a family in 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression.
Despite monumental coverage of the pandemic, we have seen very few reports of the decision to bring home the more than 7,300 Peace Corps volunteers from 61 nations.
“Did we make any difference?” We still sometimes ponder this question almost six decades after we joined the then-brand-new Peace Corps.
A Pew Research Center report from last year shows that roughly a quarter of the nation’s adults did not read a single book during the year.
Con men and scammers don’t think of us as victims, an attorney told a group of seniors at the retirement community where we reside.