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Billingsley’s Bullets: Ageless joy is certainly possible

In my previous column, I mentioned that I have been giving presentations titled, “How to Create Ageless Joy.” This is the second column offering ageless joy suggestions. • Joseph Campbell said, “Why do some people float in the waters that drown others?” My answer to Joseph Campbell would be, “Your attitude determines if you sink […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

What did we learn from the shutdown?

Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: There are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away. Michelle Langbehn […]

No Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Dependence and interdependence

Lucille, a retired woman in her 70s shared with a friend the other day that she was going to water the yard but was stymied with the sprinkler system, something her husband usually took care of. When he came home, she asked him to show her the process for turning the system on and off. […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Parker Development in the EID race

EDITOR: Parker Development recently formed a new political action committee that contributed $34,000 funding to the EID director election campaigns of Richard Englefield and Dale Coco. Parker is spending big money on a small local election to ensure developers continue to receive preferential treatment at the expense of EID ratepayers. EID residential water and sewer […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Voodoo math

New material in the “EID 2013″ section of sierrafoot.org includes two more issue fact checks and a direct response to the article published in mid-July by candidate Greg Prada. These updates can be reached directly through links in a “new minor updates” box on the sierrafoot.org home page. Mr. Prada’s writing presents many factual problems, but one […]

1 Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Why not experience ageless joy?

I have been speaking to local organizations and Senior Centers about “How to Create Ageless Joy.” The next two or three Billingsley Bullets will offer ageless joy suggestions. • Ageless joy starts early in the morning. When you wake up, set aside some quiet time for meditation or prayer before your first cup of coffee. […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib Notes: When did asking someone to a dance become like a marriage proposal?

I’m fascinated by a trend that’s growing stronger: boys asking girls to formal dances with the sort of over-the-top gestures that rival grown men proposing marriage. Remember, the latter are men asking women to share their lives with them, compared to teenage boys asking girls to accompany them to one hours-long evening. There are stories […]

No Comment / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »