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For Dinner, A Guinea Pig

September 6, 2014 Today I visited a house where a few dozen guinea pigs were scampering around on a dirt floor and where the skulls of the occupant’s ancestors took a proud place over the fireplace. more »»

Editor's Note

September 6, 2014 What was meant to be a nice, relaxing Labor Day drive turned into something reminiscent of a horror film’s opening scene. The necessary plot points were there. more »»

Time With Kids: More Chuckles, Less Crabbiness

September 3, 2014 The relaxation factor makes a huge difference in how I approach being a grandparent vs. what I did as a parent. more »»

Deciphering The Code: Understanding Medicare And How To Use It

September 1, 2014 Q: I am reading all that I get from Medicare and so many insurance companies. I can’t seem to understand what they are saying. more »»

Stamps For Shoes

August 31, 2014 When my neighbor and I got to talking about first cameras I realized that I had a whole lot of memories associated not only with my first camera, but shoes of the era. more »»

It’s Not Just Celebrities Who Suffer

August 31, 2014 Depression, cancer/leukemia, Alzheimer’s, ALS, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, Parkinson’s and accidents have resulted in, or been a part of, the shortening of so many lives, and we have... more »»

Editor's Note

August 30, 2014 My fiancee and I traveled to Buffalo on Wednesday for her grandmother’s funeral. With heavy hearts, we arrived at the funeral home early, bringing Sarah’s mother along with us. more »»

The Pentagon’s Power ... And Its Subway

August 27, 2014 Say “Pentagon” out loud. What comes to mind? Power. Strength. Military maneuvers. Decisions that can mean life or death for millions. And a Subway. No, not a belowground transit system. more »»

Sharing With Our Children: When To, And When Not To, Include Them In Decision-Making

August 24, 2014 What do we share/not share with our children? In my parents’ generation, children as an unwritten rule were kept detached from ‘‘big people’s problems.’’ We were essentially protected. more »»

The ‘Rag Man’

August 24, 2014 By Ann R. Swanson Do any of you remember “the rag man”? When I lived with my grandmother I remember gathering up newspapers and rags and putting them aside. more »»

‘If It Wasn’t Hard, Everyone Would Be Doing It’

August 24, 2014 “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would be doing it. The hard is what makes it great. more »»

Russell Headlines Two Staged Readings At Chautauqua

August 24, 2014 CHAUTAUQUA — Television, nightclub and journalism star Mark Russell headlined the cast of two staged readings Saturday morning in what has become a tradition on the last Saturday of a Chautauqua... more »»

‘Confused Women On The Go’

August 23, 2014 I’ve finally gotten to a point in life where I’m OK with not being good at certain things. more »»

Editor's Note

August 23, 2014 Fall and football. What a wonderful Sunday combination that’s just around the corne. more »»

Weekend Getaway

August 23, 2014 We recently spent a long weekend with our friends Janice and Richy and came home loaded with assorted fruits and vegetables from their garden, as well as homemade focaccia and Richy’s famous lime... more »»

We Geezers Do Love To Glow And Glitter

August 20, 2014 “You are going to wear a tablecloth shirt again, aren’t you?” my wife asked. “Yup!” I replied. I have two “tablecloth” shirts. more »»

Watching Movies

August 17, 2014 Oh, how watching movies has changed through the years. Today we can call up a movie on demand as fast as it hits the theater. more »»

It Just Might Be Our Fault

August 17, 2014 As a big fan of Jimmy Buffett and being a bona fide “Parrothead,” I very much enjoy the variety of his music and his storytelling in song, and I yearly look forward to, what has become, our annual... more »»

Time To Reflect

August 16, 2014 The summer of 2014 has taken on the nature of a roller coaster, dodging and moving too quickly to be analyzed or to be thought about for more than a moment. more »»

In Search Of A Flower

August 16, 2014 My husband and I have been in the Midwest, staying in an area of new growth. There are big box stores and chain restaurants as far as the eye can se. more »»



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