Janice Lindsay writes about her toaster's inability to make toast.

Watching monarchs

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Maybe it’s true, as Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, that “in spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...
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Crows know

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer I didn’t mind finding a hamburger roll in my white bird bath, or a banana slice, raisin bread, or chokecherry...
Janice Lindsay writes about her toaster's inability to make toast.

Sensible or not, it’s tradition

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Cultural traditions abound during the holidays. We honor those. But most families probably also have traditions of their own, which...

Aging isn’t about the number

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Since perception is the greater part of reality, what this 61-year-old sees when she takes a peek depends on the day.
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It starts with one toy elephant

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer In a recent conversation with acquaintances, the subject of collecting things arose. Someone suggested that the urge to create collections...

‘Survivor’s’ new season pits young against old

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Take it from an aficionado — Sometimes there’s something real about TV reality shows: Burnett, creator of Survivor is pitting youth against maturity during the next installment of his hit reality TV show on CBS.

Cheney’s heart transplant is about personal freedom

I was taken aback by my less than enthusiastic reaction upon learning that former Vice President Dick Cheney had had a heart transplant.

Our Secret Mom-Poetry Project

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer Throughout the secret project, the children impressed me the most. They all knew the secret, they all helped, and they...
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Keep pedaling

By Janice Lindsay, Contributing Writer The summer I was 7, I was obsessed. I desperately wanted – no, I desperately needed – a bike.  Not that...

AARP head a very capable leader

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With the economy still in the skids, affecting programs and services for aging Americans nationwide, it is comforting to know there are advocates in the trenches fighting the good fight.