The Insurance Dilemma

I just paid a few bucks shy of $3,000 for my long-term care insurance policy, a painful annual ritual that I haven’t managed to get used to, even after more than a decade.

April 1: My Personal Holiday

Other folks may be playing tricks on each other for April Fool’s Day, but the date has more serious meaning for me. Long ago, my first day as a newsroom intern was April 1.

Feb. 2022: I Made a Lotta Dough


In my constant quest to keep learning, I just finished a community college course – my first time on a college campus since I taught journalism as an adjunct in the 1980s.

“Basic Baking Techniques” is what I thought I signed up for – but certainly not how I would describe what I learned.

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