Initial Thoughts: What attracts volunteers? …

Two weeks ago in this column, I encouraged you to consider getting involved with one of the many local organizations. As I have written...

Initial Thoughts: Make a New Year’s resolution — make a phone...

This is my fourth effort writing this column. There are always one or two groups I omit. Although I have limited space, someone will...

Initial Thoughts: Listen to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come...

Well, we’re approaching the end of 2012 and the beginning of a new year — 2013. As I mentioned last week, that’s just fodder for journalists to write comparisons.

Initial Thoughts: 2012 — bigger, better, warmer, drier, more …

As I look back on 2012, I try to compare it to 2011. Isn’t that what the media does, compare the present with the past?

Initial Thoughts: Poverty of income and poverty of trust …

I have a few topics to discuss today. The first is a follow-up to last week’s note about the “This is This” journey into...

Initial Thoughts: Give and share; toys and more …

We’ve just begun the holiday seasons, Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is only four weeks in the future, then the New Year arrives. While I shared...

Initial Thoughts: Give thanks …

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all our residents are enjoying a good day and time with family. For those who are traveling to family or...

Initial Thoughts: Today isn’t tomorrow …

Well, now that you have dug out of the first snowfall of the season, let’s take some time to reflect on last week and...

Initial Thoughts: Vote …

When you read this column, it will be less than one week until Election Day 2012. I don’t care for whom you vote, but...

Initial Thoughts: Blair and Kay …

After I answered the phone last week and asked if I could help the caller, he identified himself as Blair — Blair Ceniceros. “Wow!” was...

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