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Billingsley’s Bullets: Coffee philosophy – accent the positive

The Four Seasons development has a comfortable lodge that offers free coffee in the morning. Several of us create discussion topics that offer lots of different opinions and conclusions. Usually we avoid discussing politics and religion because nobody ever changes his mind about politics or religion. Recently the subject of “Love in the morning” introduced […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: What questions should older adults ask the candidates?

Two-thirds of all people who are older than 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today. I am among them. According to Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Founder of Age Wave, the average life expectancy when the Constitution was written was 36 years old. Today there are more than 10,000 people a day turning 70 who […]

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Crib Notes: Meet my friend Curbi

Pokemon or pine trees? GymStops or sleeping under the stars? School has started and the only real struggle I had with my kids this summer vacation was how much was too much time they could spend on devices. During the school year we keep pretty tight reins on their use of technology, but summer vacation […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Gold medal winning

Planting a memorial tree is a great way to commemorate a special event or pay tribute to a loved one. Courtesy photo

While the world and lover of international sport is focused upon Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games, I am choosing to pay tribute to my favorite “gold medal” caliber tree. This champion of arboriculture is actually more symbolic than botanic. The summer months have seen the generous gestures of many individuals, work groups, neighbors and families […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My Turn: It’s not too late

Whether you finished high school this May or you graduated 20-plus years ago, you still have the opportunity to enroll at Folsom Lake College’s El Dorado Center to start classes this August. You may have heard that getting into classes is difficult at a California community college – that is old news. In all but […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Soon you can call me ‘Slim’

Eighteen months ago I suffered a stroke, which changed my life in several ways. My normal, regular exercise program collapsed. I didn’t have the energy to work out regularly and my balance was so erratic that I had to give up playing tennis. The elimination of exercise and the failure to change my diet resulted […]

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About Measure E

EDITOR: Mr. Ferry wrote a good letter on the shortcomings and problems with Measure E. What he didn’t touch on is what caused it. Initiatives are often a bit of a ham-handed, meat-ax approach to governing. Well-thought out planning that has the support of the people is much better. But when you have supervisors who act […]

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