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Billingsley’s bullets: Don’t die before your time

Bob Billingsley

When asked about what surprised him the most about humanity, the Dalai Lama provided the following response: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being […]

1 Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Battle rising gas prices with help from Internet

Dan Francisco

Like other consumers, I’d like to openly complain about rising gas prices. It seems every year as we approach summer — or what analysts call the peak travel season — we’re facing another global crude oil crisis for whatever reason explained by the oil industry. I’m not ignoring the genuine factors at work that have […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Valentine’s Day was great! Thank you for coming to our annual Valentine Party on Feb. 10. We had a great time with more than 220 attending. This event was sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, Senior Support Council and the Senior Nutrition program of Placerville. Lunch was served at noon and was […]

No Comment / February 24, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Chemtrails mystery nothing but hot air?

Richard Esposito

Everyone has seen those contrails streaming across the horizon. Usually the streaks of white condensation tracing behind aircraft dissipate over time. Occasionally the sky appears like quilt patchwork with streaks crisscrossing the atmosphere. I never gave much thought to this unusual sight until recently. A reader stopped by my office to implore the newspaper to […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hands4Hope and Wind make good partners

On a chilly December afternoon local youth from the Hands4Hope youth outreach organization congregated in front of the Wind shelter in Sacramento. Equipped with layers of fleece, the youth entered the shelter, eyeing the place with admiration. There were teenagers everywhere, playing their instruments, talking and ultimately having a good time. The walls were decorated […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Defining ‘dead’ and ‘drunk’

Richard Esposito

It’s a typical Friday afternoon. You’re working at your desk when suddenly an employee in customer service informs you there’s a homeless man at the front counter requesting to see you. What’s an open-door policy for if the door isn’t open to everyone? You recognize the gentleman. Some label him homeless but in reality he […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: Inner joy is up to you

Bob Billingsley

The more I live, the more I believe that what we think about becomes who we are. In other words, we choose our inner world. Our thoughts create our inner world, not outside sources. Those who worry a lot create an inner world full of stress, fear, and pessimism. Their inner world never relaxes because […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »