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October 2017
Dear Pharmacist

8 Excellent Disaster Tips Plus a DIY First Aid Kit

Your dishwasher is waterproof so if floods are anticipated, store photo albums and documents inside the dishwasher. When the water recedes, they should be perfect.

Silver Screen, Golden Years

Moon Over Miami – A Lingering Vacation

The movie presents a fantasy of what it might be like to leave your lousy job and travel to an exotic place where everybody is having fun. At that time, just before the war, most Americans never traveled even 50 miles from home, so one can imagine films were the closest a lot of folks came to a pleasure trip.

The Midnight Gardener

Decorate Your Home With Fall Flowers

Even Sigmund Freud observed, "Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." Fresh flowers can rekindle our connection with nature. Their color, fragrance and visual appeal envelop the senses and replenish the spirit. Flowers are nature's little stress busters.

September 2017
Dollar Sense

A Pair of Current Scams that Specifically Target Seniors: What You Need to Know to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim

When you consider how many seniors are isolated from family members, if a thief could gain access to change a beneficiary, this type of theft might never be discovered at all. If you have any account, contact the company to ensure your beneficiary is as you intended.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Facing Facts

To some folk, it’s the gift wrapping, not the gift that matters! Continue to add to your scrapbook of life and enjoy the fact that you have something most people lack … an abundance of non-surgically enhanced self-worth and honor. 

Legal Ease

Is a Trust Still a Trust by any Other Name? Confusion Can Ensue

It can get a little confusing because these types of trusts go by many different names including revocable living trust, living trust, revocable trust and inter-vivos trust. Also, sometimes these types of trusts don’t use any of those names in the title other than the word “trust,” along with the name of the person who created it.


Six Tips for Surviving a Road Trip

If you are thinking of leaving on a road trip, you need to be prepared for the unexpected. Here are six things you can do to make sure your trip is everything you want it to be.


Targeted Philanthropy: Support Causes That Align with Your Values and Priorities

When deciding where to direct your financial giving, consider how effectively the organization will use your gift and what matters most to you.

The Midnight Gardener

Things to Do – and Not to Do – In Your Garden this Fall

Enjoy these last lovely days in the garden and let the memories and anticipation of springtime sustain you throughout the winter.

August 2017
Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

A Time to Strike Back

This is such a common but misunderstood emotion after the loss of a partner. Whether you jumped back into your life with a lighter heart or wallowed in sadness and regret day after endless day, it still takes a mighty amount of self-awareness to deal with the changes and to pull yourself towards “normal” again.

Lawrenzi, Jr.

Grandkids, Money and Ghosts

We would go into their bedroom. I would pull the shades on the windows and turn out all the lights, then I would get into a part of the room where they couldn't find me, change my voice, and tell them a ghost story.

Silver Screen, Golden Years

The Best Years of Our Lives

It is left to the minor characters of Butch and Al’s son, Rob, to introduce the post-war world for us by discussing the atom bomb. The central characters are too preoccupied with jobs, and fitting into their families and fitting into their clothes to care about the new geopolitical realities.


Don’t Leave a Bitter Legacy

Could things have been different if my parents completed their wills with the help of a professional, and sat down with us to tell us their wishes? I would hope so.

July 2017

Working for Skippy? How to Get Along with a Much Younger Boss

It’s common for those of us with decades of experience to look at the new CEO and ask, “what did he do to earn that job?” But this is reality. To us they are peers of our kids or grandkids, and to them, we’re practically the crypt-keepers.

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