Category: Features

Reflexology: Listen to Your Feet!

Kathleen Ismael, Hand ‘n’ Foot Reflexology You’ve heard someone say, “My dogs are barkin’,” and they were not talking about their canine kids! Your feet have a lot to say about your health. Sometimes you hear them say, “Get off of me.” They bear your weight, keep you balanced, and go wherever you send them.…

911: To Call or Not to Call?

Linda Shanahan My husband is alive today because I did call. On a Thursday, my husband, a Sun Lakes Softball League participant, was in the outfield, running to catch a fly ball, and collided with another player trying to catch that same ball. Unfortunately, both went down. Both players realized they could not continue and…

The Elbow Shake

Dale Fanzo A new way to show that we are all in, Get on the dance floor let us begin. Take a two-step move to the left side, Make sure your partner, does not go wide. Slide to the left and then one step up, Clap your hands, forming a cup. Stamp your feet, as…

Joyful Downsizing Tackles the Bathroom

Kim Kubsch “Organizing the Bathroom” is sixth in a series of articles featuring techniques for decluttering your home—one room at a time. This month, we will tackle the bathroom. “The average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items,” reports U.S. News & World Report. Newsweek reports, “The average American wastes…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook May is a month we remember the gift of mothers in our life. Whether you want to make your wife feel special or your mom(s), what better gift that keeps on giving than making the bathroom fit for a queen? Here are six touches of luxury that will help her feel pampered: Heated…

Try to Remember

Roger Bonngard Try to remember the ‘50s so splendored, When life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the fun times passed, When we smelled meadow flowers and freshly cut grass. Try to remember the school days in September, When we were so tender, innocent and kind. Try to remember and if you…

In Passing

Annie Mae Weave Hall

Annie Mae Weave Hall Annie Mae Weave Hall of Goodwin, Ark., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 30, 1939, the oldest of seven children, to her loving parents Ray and Rose Gaines. Annie was educated in the Saint Louis Public Schools, and during…

Word of the Month: Ontology

David Zapatka Last month’s column on “negentropy” elicited this response from a reader, “My thermodynamics class was at 8 a.m., and I slept through that particular law. Thanks for the review, albeit a little late to do anything with it.” There’s an art to scheduling university classes, and avoiding 8 a.m. classes was one of…

All I Wanna Do Is… (The Pandemic Line Dance)

Penny Petersen Verse 1 This COVID pandemic has done us in, We try to fight it, but we can’t win. Can’t concentrate, no choices to make, Alone and lonely, what path do we take? Chorus All I wanna do is hug somebody, Hug somebody, hug somebody. Open up my arms and hug somebody, And show…