Bean bag chair memories

What’s old is new. Or, in the case of the bean bag chair, what’s old apparently remains, and in more shapes, sizes, colors and other incarnations than back in the 1970s. The grandchildren ...

Mental health issues best addressed early

As a country, we freely discuss and accurately point to the need to address mental health issues head-on. We recognize the fact that when left unchecked in formative years, children with mental health ...

Take the stress out of holidays

You survived Thanksgiving, perhaps with the help of Spandex and, if with family members you prefer not to see, with the help of earbuds. You also survived Black Friday and its crowds. Perhaps you even ...

Electoral College is doing its job

The Electoral College has a dropout problem. Another Bill Clinton political protege lost a presidential election in the Electoral College despite winning the bulk of the popular votes, and in respons ...

Trials, triumphs of beauty

Being attractive is the allurement of humans and businesses. Our eyes are quick to pick up on beauty. We see it in autumn leaves, nature and especially humans. Young ladies, as they mature, think of m ...

November is National Family Caregivers Month

This month is important to me because, as someone who has been in long-term health care for almost 40 years, I have watched this cruel disease completely devastate families. I believe that in the long ...

Beating odds: Why big data not destiny

Cubs win the World Series. Donald Trump wins the White House. What do those two epochal events have in common? Both were considered highly unlikely. And both happened. Many fans didn’t expect th ...

Try to ease on down the road

As if the wildfires have not been enough, there are far too many wrecks occurring in and around Greenwood of late, and it brings to mind something that’s been mentioned before -- Daylight Saving ...

President deserves to be met halfway

Republican Donald Trump captured the White House with a stunning yet convincing win over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The billionaire real estate mogul won by defying the odds and a slew of obstacles, in ...

We will survive, college and all

As we continue to digest the shocking results of the 2016 presidential election, calls to eliminate the electoral college continue to grow. While these calls no doubt are providing some sense of comfo ...

On fires, a leader and flipping birds

Thumbs up and deepest thanks to the many, many firemen -- including some of our own from the Lakelands -- who have been working around the clock to contain the fires that have plagued our region of th ...