Category Archives: Quality of Life

Coming Into the 21st Century

My closer friends and associates know that while I am not a Luddite, I am slow and reluctant to come around to technological advances of almost any kind.  I was one of the last people I know to get a … Continue reading

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Ending Hunger

I have never been hungry a day in my life.  Never really, deeply, truly HUNGRY. Never hungry for hours on end or days on end.  My family has never suffered food insecurity–a term I had never heard of until a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I had New Year’s Day dinner this afternoon at the retirement community where my 94-year old father-in-law lives. Their big meal of the day is served at noon on special days and holidays. There was the traditional roasted pork and … Continue reading

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Hard to Understand,…

There are many reasons why I get the NYT on Sundays. First, my parents always had the Sunday edition delivered; they eventually went to getting the Times every day–my mother read it from cover to cover, and was one of … Continue reading

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The Occasional Post

Holy Toledo. There is nothing like keeping a blog spot fresh and engaging by posting at the glacial pace of about once a month! It is not that I do not care, or I don’t have a lot to say. My work hours have … Continue reading

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Childhood Poverty Can Be Bad for Kids

No time to blog about this now, but I think that this is an important concept: childhood adversity or trauma can have a lasting impact. Not only is the article interesting, but so are the comments included below the piece … Continue reading

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College Is Wasted on the Young

Really. It is. I first had this insight when my youngest son headed off to college back in the fall of 2006. Here’s how it looked to me then. First, you get to create a list of the various institutions where you might want … Continue reading

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