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Crib Notes: Every Sunday could be Father’s Day

My uncle is in the end stages of ALS and was moved into comfort care this week. Though my dad has four daughters, the family he created with my mom, he’s said it’s a lonely feeling to be losing the last remaining member of his original family. At 67 years old, my dad’s even used […]

1 Comment / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I am a tad weird

It seems that I notice things that other people do not notice. Recently I concluded that most right-handed people pick their noses with their left hand and that the nostrils of right-handed people are a little wider on the right side as you look at them. • Keeping in mind the above information — never […]

No Comment / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Getting older? How and what to prepare for

Susan and her husband have thought about retirement for some years. She says she started thinking about it as she approached 55 but said, “not yet.”  Her husband, while knowing it was coming, didn’t actively begin to think about the next phase until he hit 60 and knew he could qualify for Social Security payments […]

1 Comment / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Honor our fathers with trees

Composing this article between Memorial Day and Father’s Day holidays raises many fond personal emotions for me. While my Grandpa Dennis was living, we always shared our birthday celebrations on Memorial Day with the planting of a tree on his northwest Ohio farm. With his being born on May 31, 1900, it was always easy […]

No Comment / June 03, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

About 60 percent of all developed water sources come from the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the form of snowmelt and rain runoff. The world’s largest fresh water reservoir (in the form of snow pack) is right here in California. Snow melt finds its way through mountain streams, tributaries and large river systems eventually making […]

No Comment / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Do not collet anger IOUs

Most of us collect anger IOUs that have a tendency to accumulate and fester in our unconscious. More often than not, these anger IOUs are created by other people, including loved ones and good friends. Sometimes a neighbor, a boss or an acquaintance creates these IOUs and we begin to resent these people; they start […]

No Comment / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Vote for Joe Harn

EDITOR: We strongly endorse Joe Harn’s reelection as our county Auditor-Controller. Joe Harn has worked quietly to get a lot of things done throughout the county, including El Dorado Hills. There probably wouldn’t be an El Dorado Hills Library or Senior Center if wasn’t for Joe’s hard work and leadership. Construction wouldn’t be under way […]

No Comment / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »