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Billingsley’s Bullets: Pay attention to your needs, too

Bob Billingsley

A lot of women I know are great at helping others and taking care of their family. They spend many hours daily making sure everyone else is OK. They really practice the idea that love begins when you get outside yourself. But what about their needs, their desires? • Ladies, can you remember the last […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: April 2013

Millie Smith

Spring Fling The party is next week! Make your reservations now for the Spring luncheon on May 3.  Speaking of spring, have you noticed all the beautiful daffodils, trees and shrubs that are blooming. I noticed El Dorado Hills Boulevard is in full bloom. This party is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, […]

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Good parents teach tolerance

EDITOR: In response to Julie Samrick’s article titled “Same-Sex Marriage & Kids”: Good parents are not determined by gender. The “ideal” parent leads by example, teaching tolerance and acceptance. Sherri Pellegrini El Dorado Hills

Comments Off / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a care manager: How long can I take care of myself?

With older adults living longer than ever, it would seem that being independent and taking care of oneself would just go on forever. Realistically, that is not true. There comes a time as a result of advanced age, disability and/or poor health when everyone needs some assistance. The questions are: Who – What – Where […]

Comments Off / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

About kids and same sex marriage

Julie Samrick’s commentary about kids and same-sex marriage was articulate and well-intended, but is founded on some large assumptions. She states that the foundation of marriage is to conjoin with another person to begin a new family together, which usually means creating children. Conjoining two people in marriage does create a new family, but the […]

1 Comment / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Next Economy: Tell me it isn’t so

EDITOR: On March 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved melding our county’s business goals with several other counties including Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties through a process called “Next Economy” (NE) primarily funded by Silicon Valley millionaires Jim and Becky Morgan. I believe that this was a mistake and done […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: How are kids affected by same-sex marriage?

Marriage equality is in the headlines once more because of oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court both for and against striking down California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Regardless of what the Supreme Court rules later this year, the movement has more support than ever and […]

7 Comments / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »