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Billingsley’s Bullets: To be ignored is to be insulted

If your kids often ignore what you are saying, it makes you angry and you feel insulted. You feel like thumping them on the back of their heads to get their attention. Parents are sometimes guilty of ignoring their kids by not making time for two-way conversations or not even allowing two-way conversations. Ignoring a […]

No Comment / October 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

No Comment / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Trust your eyes, not your ears

While reading about Cherokee thoughts, I realized that Cherokees do not like people who gossip. The Cherokees believe that you should judge a person by what you see them do. You should not judge a person with your ears. What others say about a person may be true or it could be completely distorted. Trust what […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a facelift

In general, a facelift makes people look younger, a tad more attractive and it seems to lift people’s spirit. A facelift could be very valuable for the following reasons: People you owe money to will not recognize you at the shopping mall or elsewhere. For males, it’s easier to see under your chin to shave […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rock with Billy Bob and the Boxmasters at Harris

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters bring their unique blend of country rock and rockabilly to Folsom for two concerts Sept. 14 and 15. Courtesy photo

Billy Bob Thornton — yes, that Billy Bob Thornton — performs on Stage One of the Harris Center with his American country rock/rockabilly band The Boxmasters, a group of seasoned musicians whose music is rich in rhythm and story. They’re the real deal: Their third album “Modbilly” reached No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart and […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Coffee philosophy – accent the positive

The Four Seasons development has a comfortable lodge that offers free coffee in the morning. Several of us create discussion topics that offer lots of different opinions and conclusions. Usually we avoid discussing politics and religion because nobody ever changes his mind about politics or religion. Recently the subject of “Love in the morning” introduced […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Soon you can call me ‘Slim’

Eighteen months ago I suffered a stroke, which changed my life in several ways. My normal, regular exercise program collapsed. I didn’t have the energy to work out regularly and my balance was so erratic that I had to give up playing tennis. The elimination of exercise and the failure to change my diet resulted […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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