Opinion Archive



There is joy both in the giving and in the receiving

A few weeks ago I wrote about our Adopt-a-Senior program at Clermont Senior Services and invited people to join us in this season of giving. The Clermont Sun also ran a feature story encouraging your participation.

Welcome the new year with bacon spaghetti

I need to begin with a disclaimer. I did not consult Marcy Wilson in preparing this column. I hope she will approve (read

My life goal is to be 95 and a half years of age

A friend e-mailed an interesting piece to me recently about growing old. It is alleged to have been written by the comedian George Carlin, but a bit of research disproved this and confirmed that the author is actually unknown.

Older adults express their appreciation for services

These are just a few of the responses made by older adults who receive meals-on-wheels in a recent customer satisfaction survey. Over 300 participants responded to the survey, and they overwhelmingly expressed their satisfaction with the quality of the meals and the staff who provide the meals.

Think twice before you decide to criticize Santa

I debated about whether to write about Santa Claus. Some will consider doing so frivolous. But when I heard that a former Surgeon General of the United States had allegedly described Santa as too fat and a bad health example for children, I felt compelled to address the subject.



The Thanksgiving Mouse

A Thanksgiving poem, with apologies to Clement Moore


A few years ago Tom Brokaw wrote a book titled

Medicare Rx enrollment begins November 15

Most adults over age 65 have enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program. If you have not done so, or if you are not happy with the plan you selected, now is the time to investigate your options. The open enrollment period begins Nov. 15 and extends through Dec. 31.

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