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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

As the Conversation Revolved Around Aging . . .

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. . . it occurred to some of us

that we’ve been around long enough to remember

when anyone who was a grandmother had to be an old woman.

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December 3, 2021 at 3:00 am

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I’m 87 Years Old Today . . .

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. . . and it’s been a marvelous trip.

No one has been luckier than I starting with having parents who were simply giving, friends galore who were worth more than I realized at the time, a family that supported me through my errors, a career that allowed me to learn something new every day, and genes that have supported my health over the several rocky decades I traveled.

This day, and every other day of the year, is one to be thankful for and to be enjoyed to build more memories.

And thank you to everyone who helped me get here.

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December 2, 2021 at 3:00 am

Freedom . . .

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. . . means we can do whatever we want, whenever we want for as long as we want without having to consider anyone

except our spouse, relatives, boss, neighbors, police, doctors and the government.

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December 1, 2021 at 3:00 am

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No Such Thing as a Stupid Question . . .

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. . . when you invest.

Betting on the Super Bowl is easier than gambling on the stock market. There are only two teams and one of them is sure to be a winner.

Rather than toss the dice against the vagaries of the various markets that contain thousands of stocks, investigate before buying anything. You wouldn’t go out and buy a car and then bring it home to check out its performance.

Shy away from securities offered on the telephone or by e-mail. Deal only with a securities firm that you know or one recommended by a person who is familiar with the investment industry. You might ask your tax preparer, attorney, or accountant for a referral.

Beware of promises of quick and too-good-to-be-true profits as well as high-pressure tactics by the sales people.

Don’t be afraid of “asking a stupid question.” You’re only being stupid if you don’t ask questions about something you don’t understand and still go ahead and invest your money on it.

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November 30, 2021 at 3:00 am

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A Retired Fire Chief . . .

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. . . wondered loudly at a nearby table the other day why we’re still paying our activities director while there are no activities during the current Covid-19 hiatus at Sunrise.

The question arose that perhaps this was a throwback to when he was with the fire department and was only paid by the fire.

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November 29, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Just What the Doctor Ordered . . .

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. . . Dr. Anthonhy Fauci, that is:

another variant of the coronavirus that he says could already be in the U.S.

It allows him and the government he represents to sit down, shout down and shut down amid the clamor to get vaccinated, get the booster (and the one after it), wear masks, stay socially distanced, avoid crowds, andonandonandonandonandon.

This is not going to end, but what are we going to do about it?

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November 28, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Black Friday Could be Abolished . . .

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. . . if the language police get their way,

because they say it “sounds offensive.”

Then we might have to change how we utter

b*** ball,

” bear,

” beans,

” beard,

” belt,

” board,

” cat,

” coffee,

” holes,

” pearls,

” pepper,

” tea,

” widow

and a host of other words and phrases you can think of that now “sound offensive.”

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November 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

Thanksgiving is a Misnomer . . .

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. . . because the politicians are trying to change it to


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November 26, 2021 at 3:00 am

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An Ignored Self-Defense Case

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Out-shouted by the raucous and racist angst after the Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict last week was another acquittal logged at the same time finding a Florida man not guilty who claimed he was defending himself and his girlfriend when he fired shots at sheriff’s deputies during an early morning raid on his home.

It takes more reading and catching up with the story to learn he is a Black man from a photo in the piece and more to learn he is a convicted felon.

Neither of which makes his exoneration invalid.

But it hampers the ongoing righteous rants about white-supremacist Rittenhouse getting white-privilege justice.

The Florida case is just as tragic as the Kenosha case. Anyone interested can Google “Andrew A.J. Coffee.”

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November 25, 2021 at 5:31 am

Hit Some Sort of Record . . .

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. . .with the following review I posted after a visit to Sunrise Urology, where I go every four months to have a camera peer into my bladder in search of cancerous growths, which have been spotted and excised twice in the past three years. When none have grown, I undergo chemo therapy for three weeks after each visit.

Apparently hundreds of folks interested in Sunrise Urology have lauded the following.

Sunrise Urology, P…


It’s not easy to like someone who shoves a tube up into your bladder, but Dr. Lin and his team make everything work quickly and as comfortably as possible. ciao

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November 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

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