Dear Gabby Gayle: My mother is so difficult. She is now in her 90s and is continuing a lifetime of what I call a mean streak. She resides in a facility and I have to say I feel sorry for the staff. She treats us so nasty it is hard to visit her. Some days I think it would serveRead more
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Other than six months around 15 years ago, I have played the drums for 32 years.
I can’t imagine a life without my drums. As far as I’m considered, barring any serious arthritis, I’ll drum until I die.
In journalism one of the axioms is know the point of view of the writer. We are all worried about fake news these days. We are also concerned about Russian propaganda being slipped into our media as “news.”Read more
In our 21st century, the month of September is probably best recognized for the tragedy that by and large affected every man, woman and child in this country. It was on Sept. 11, 2001 that we all felt the depth of just how vulnerable and mortal we were.Read more
“Growing up means letting go of the dearest grandiose dreams of our childhood. Growing up means knowing they can’t be fulfilled. Growing up means gaining the wisdom and skills to get what we want within the limitations imposed by reality—a reality which consists of diminished powers, restricted freedoms and, with the people we love, imperfect connections.”Read more
Grandparent’s day is Sept. 8 this year and is a very special day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the grandparents in our lives.Read more
Dear Gabby Gayle: Last month you heard from someone who was questioning when to get off the health system “merry-go-round”. I liked your reply, but I would go a step farther and tell your readers to be sure to have all of your wishes legally done with a Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney. In addition, you must talkRead more
This photograph taken on August 28, 1912 is from the Balloon Carnival and shows early air balloons ready for a race. The balloons launched at Washburn Stadium at Colorado College. The winning balloon traveled 42 miles north of Colorado Springs and received the Antlers Trophy. Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Pioneers MuseumRead more
I’ve had the privilege of working as a journalist and performing as an active musician for just about the same amount of time – 23 years.Read more
As of today, 13 states require recipients of Social Security benefits to include the amount they receive in their taxable income.Read more