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Is There Still Hope?

One of our readers responded to our post about successful retirement with a tale of woe. Her life has not worked out as she would have hoped. Marriage, financial plans and retirement do not appear to be lining up as she had expected. She asked if she was a hopeless...

Sweat Lodge

  The man on the radio related his experiences with addiction. He described how his life had followed the same path as that of so many other Native American men. Decades of guilt and anger, emotional battles that raged through the teenage years into adulthood...

Boys Night Out

  It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, all boys enjoy a “boy’s night out”. I’m sure that girls enjoy their version also, but I can only speak to our version. I grew up with sisters, so spending time with the opposite sex never phased me. And as I reached my...

Circle of Friends

Many years ago one of my friends lived through the experience of placing both of her parents into an assisted living facility a thousand miles away. I listened to her and learned from her experience as year stretched into year.   I studied the problems of care from...

The Magic School Bus

We all recognize that the healthcare industry is failing us medically and that its cost is bankrupting us financially. What we need are creative ideas from outside the medical system that will provide solutions which those in the heat of the battle cannot even...