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Columns

  • Creating a ‘No excuse zone’

    I don't have time for that. What if I fail? She can call me if she wants to talk to me. The problem isn’t me, it’s him. What will others think? I’ll get around to it someday. I am too old for that. I’ll get healthy next year. That’s the way we have always done it before. I just don’t have the energy to get that done. I don’t think I can do it. I can’t afford it. It’s just who I am.

  • It’s a hectic holiday event time in Vegas

    Yikes! I had almost finished my column celebrating the lull between Thanksgiving and Santa’s arrival when a ruckus erupted.

    Robertson High School is going to the finals, and the Electric Light Parade is being postponed. Some other events are switching dates. Some are staying put.

  • Toxic chemicals versus plant life

     By Bernadette Fernandez

    The second of a two-part series.

    Dandelion is a free and wild plant rich in structuring minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and phosphorus that support the organs, hence is a toner and strengthener of the entire body-especially the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, and spleen.

  • Explaining it all, according to what they say

    The original version of this column was distributed in December 2015.

     

    You know what “they” say:

    What goes around comes around.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if that ain’t true.

    I’ve picked up a lot of old sayings through the years, and the older I get the more I recite them. At least I quote the ones I like.

  • Living life with authentic joy

    If you get really really deep down inside your heart, what do you find there? Deep within our heart is the core of what we are each all about.

    What is deep within us shapes our world view and our experiences as we journey through life.

  • Toxic chemicals versus plant life

    The first of a two-part series.

    There are some extremely harmful chemical insecticides, herbicides and other agricultural products unnecessarily being used today on our food, lawns, parks, roadsides and school yards.

  • A family circle of Thanksgiving

    Picture this: An Arkansas preacher and teacher have six sons who grow up, get married and have children of their own. 

  • A family circle of Thanksgiving

    Picture this: An Arkansas preacher and teacher have six sons who grow up, get married and have children of their own. 

  • Can’t we all just chill?

    Why are solemnity and levity mutually exclusive to some people? Why is it lethal to combine seriousness with humor?

    Many years ago, when I worked for a Gallup newspaper, I sat in J.P. court as part of my routine as a reporter.

  • Thankful for a smartphone-free Thanksgiving!

    As a child, I loved Thanksgiving! Turkey, yes! Stuffing, yes!  Pumpkin pie, yes! I relished my mom’s salad made with cranberries and orange segments mixed into Jello and then scooped into little tin molds.