Home » Commentary You are browsing entries filed in “Commentary”

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you ‘over the hill’?

When I think about the expression “over the hill” I think about the aging process. When I hear this expression, it usually means he or she is too old now to “get the job done.” The last time I heard the expression was while listening to two men discussing an upcoming fight between two professional […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Any age is the right age to exercise

I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Many of us have uttered those words to ourselves, but have your promises turned into healthy habits? Maybe you think you are “too old” to start a new program or you are uncertain about how try a new activity. The list of reasons to not exercise gets very […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib Notes: The best place for veterans

Watching them beam with pride gives me goosebumps every year. For 12 consecutive years, American veterans from every war since World War II have stood in front of Lake Forest Elementary students and their families, scanning the room as the applause grows louder. One by one, they stand in front and state their names, branch of […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: May your Thanksgiving be succulent

These drought-tolerant succulents are sculptural in nature and prolific in their sprouting of offshoots of “chicks” from the mother “hen” plant. Courtesy photo

The month of November brings with it the spirit of thankfulness and reflection.  With Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, I have reflected back over the past year and found myself very thankful for the recent rainfall. Enduring four years of drought conditions has put enormous stress upon our gardens and landscapes. While I can’t say the drought […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Beth Gaines’ candidacy

EDITOR: If you look up the word “carpetbagger” in the dictionary it says: “A carpetbagger is a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connection.” It is also a noun that means “derogatory” in the thesaurus, which seems to be appropriate in context. Beth Gaines is seeking the El […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you a saint or a sourpuss?

In his book “Joy Is My Compass,” Alan Cohen writes, “The difference between a saint and a sourpuss is that the sourpuss sees his daily interactions as a nuisance, while the saint finds a continuous stream of opportunities to celebrate. One finds intruders, the other angels. At any given moment we have the power to […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »