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February 2019
Alive and Kidding

Will I Ever Crave Liver and Lima Beans?

People who sleep only five hours a night probably are heavier because they have the remaining 19 hours of the day to stuff themselves with food, while people who sleep eight hours have only 16. I mean, it’s just basic math.

Just Sayin’

Do You Hear the Timer Ticking?

The longer we live we slowly come to accept that we all have a list to complete:  people we need to see, things we need to say, and truths that need to be told.

Leslie Goes Boom

I Truly Am Wealthy

Not all wealth comes in dollar bills. Some of it comes in happy greetings every time I come home. Some of it comes in a warm cuddle at the end of a long day, and some of it comes in unconditional love times three.

Musings of an Undefeated Matriarch

Remember the Bismarck

Dunking is in my DNA. As a child, I dunked gingersnaps in milk. As a teenager, I dunked cookies in tea. As a 50-something, I dunked biscotti in coffee. And now as an aging spinster, I dunk anything in everything.

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You’re wondering why I’m writing such a silly column when Lent’s right around the corner and I should be talking about all the goodies I’ll be giving up. But that’s the beauty of our new age. Gone are the days when it was mandatory to “give up” something for 40 days.

January 2019

Resolutions: Then, Now, Always

The god Janus gracing arches and doorways had special symbolical significance to the Romans particularly in January with one face looking back into the old year and with the other face looking forward into the year ahead. Of course the ancient Romans celebrated and also made promises of good behavior to their deity.


Playing It Cool

But if one wants to retain one's Cool Grandparent certificate, one can never rest on one's chocolate chip cookies. No. Hipness takes work and continuing education credits.

June 2018

The Best Gift

“My family wasn’t the type to say ‘I love you,’ and my father and I never had a chance to exchange those precious words.”

Laverne's View

I'm Having a Physical Fitness Fit

Do you feel out of place because you don't smell from perspiration, don't need a knee brace, or cortisone shots, and don't own a terry cloth headband and florescent running shoes? If so, join us next Saturday at 10 a.m. in front of the YMCA. Be prepared to march for your right to be a sloth.

Walker Gendusa

Do Our Eyes Cause Impaired Vision?

Have you ever noticed that once you get to know someone well, you are no longer aware of the difference that you initially saw with your eyes?

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