8 years

8 years

Ask yourself what Barack Obama has accomplished in eight years. Would Obamacare come to mind? Is it a divided country? How about an economy that needs...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Preventing frozen pipes

Preventing frozen pipes

For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can ve...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Decline in executions good news

The death penalty is rare, even in Texas, where just seven executions were carried out in 2016. In some places, it’s almost non-existent. In Dal...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Make an outside resolution

Make an outside resolution

Modern living can make us too busy to relax, and I’m not the first to tell you that’s not healthy. Humans of whatever age need to play and...

December 31st, 2016 |  


Want to govern effectively, Mr. Trump?

As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets…but stil...

December 27th, 2016 |  


How to turn monetary gifts into teachable moments

Children and teenagers who received monetary gifts for the holidays are often excited to choose what to buy. While they should be allowed to spend som...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Poinsettias for the holidays

Poinsettias for the holidays

Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


The sum of our parts

The sum of our parts

Time is an important thing. The years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds of our lives tick away without much thought, few seem to notice. Take ...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Our Christmas perspective changes throughout life

I was saddened when I saw the report of a group of little children hiding in a basement in Aleppo, Syria. Sadly this is where most of Aleppo’s r...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Prepare for Medicare Part A and B price changes in 2017

If you’re eligible for Medicare, or will be in the coming year, there are a few changes you should know about for 2017.An increase in the Depart...

December 21st, 2016 |