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Friday, March 22, 2019

Lessons from a broken toe

By Janet Lindsay Take my advice: Do not break your toe. You might think, “I have ten toes. What difference does it make if one gets...

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

The snake and I By Janice Lindsay (Photo Janice Lindsay, Photo Submitted) We’ve often had garter snakes in our garage, but we never had one as bold...

Cranky consumer lady speaks up

By Janice Lindsay Cranky Consumer Lady buys two nifty stainless steel water bottles with plastic sports caps from a popular outdoors-oriented catalogue company. She keeps one...

Monstrous races

By Janice Lindsay “We never saw those people, we don’t know them, we’ve never been where they live, they’ve never been here, so obviously they...

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

By Janice Lindsay (Photo Janice Lindsay, Photo Submitted) Sound the alarm. Or not. Uh, oh. We had a crack in our downstairs bathtub. Correction: I thought we had...

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

Visit the past. Its safer. For this column, I delve into the past. I need a vacation from the present, which I find a...

Machines say, ‘Make my day.’

Mechanical objects aren’t necessarily terrifying; it’s just that some of us might have been more comfortable in a slightly less technological century. For me, the...

Medicaid: Through the eye of a needle

State officials announced in late August that they had removed 205,000 people from Massachusetts' Medicaid rolls, as part of a check to make sure that “everyone enrolled in MassHealth is eligible for it.” Everyone on MassHealth has to be redetermined every year. To get on MassHealth, and to stay on MassHealth, is not an easy task. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a poor elder to enter the rolls of Medicaid. That's the gospel according to MassHealth.

Horror! It’s Mr. Peanut!

This year, Mr. Peanut, that smiling peanut-shaped humanoid decorating food packages that contain Planters Peanuts, turns 100 years old. To you, he might be a...

Need challenge? Give medicine to cat.

Kitty was sick. Acting normal, but losing weight. Vet said urinary tract infection. Liquid antibiotics, twice daily, two weeks. Big, buff-colored, fluffy, floppy, kitty was...
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