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Billingsley’s Bullets: Some marital traditions do not change

I have had the privilege of Monika’s company, as my wife, for 54 years. She knows me better than I know myself, and she still stays with me. You would think, after 53 years she would be an expert regarding my eating habits … right? • Every day Monika asks me the same question — […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Why women see better

Bob Billingsley

Women see better because they pay attention to their reading glasses. They clean their glasses more often, and they clean them correctly, with soft soap, water and a soft cloth. For some strange reason, guys don’t pay attention to their glasses and rarely clean them properly. Perhaps guys are just lazier? • I very rarely […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: T-shirt love at first sniff

Have you read or heard about pheromone parties? Before the party, you ask those invited to bring a slept-in T-shirt that will be smelled by other party attendees. After smelling the T-shirts, you pick your partner, the one whose T-shirt smell you like the best. These parties give smelly T-shirts a whole new image. Instead […]

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Billingsley’s bullets: Do not recognize your age

There is no doubt in my mind that you need to quit thinking about your age after you turn 50. Thinking about your age automatically creates limitations you never thought about before you became 50 years old. • Those who obsess about “turning old” always talk about their age and use their age as an […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Being dumb is OK with me

Our friends Toni and Dan Wright made us a very generous offer to purchase their 1999 Mercedes Benz SUV. Knowing we would never be able to purchase a new Mercedes, we jumped at this opportunity to buy this beautiful, immaculate, “midnight blue” SUV. Recently, while driving to work in the Mercedes, I decided to check […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Cherokee life lessons

During the last two years, I have taught classes regarding Cherokee philosophy at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. While researching Cherokee history and philosophy, I created the following list of Cherokee life lessons, which I believe we can utilize to improve our everyday lives: • We learn more from negative experiences. • To enjoy […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: My brain is a tad scrambled

Bob Billingsley

Some readers have asked me why I don’t stick to one subject when I write the “Billingsley Bullets” column. My usual response is I am not mature enough to write a one-subject column. Also, when I was growing up my Uncle Tillman liked the idea that my brain was scrambled. Dealing with one subject in […]

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