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Jerry Elrod
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Let Me Know the Next Time You Drive

Searching for a parking spot in a well known super store lot, often leaves senior citizens in fear and trembling. There are persons who never look back to see if someone is approaching, as ..
(December 13, 2008)
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This is a Good Day to Stop Worrying

For the most part most of what happens happens with or without our worry. On a lesser scale, the little things we choose to worry about are likely beyond our control as well. Many senior citizens ..
(December 13, 2008)
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Rescue a Pet

Struck with how many stray animals are out there now, ostensibly because the economic downturn has compelled people to abandon their pets, why not consider adopting a pet from a rescue shelter? To be .
(December 13, 2008)
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Bad Times and Good Choices - Managing Family Finances During a .

Are you getting your daily vitamins, the ones that address the likelihood of depression and dark moods? The aging population searches for elusive answers. Are you ready to deal with the anticipated ..
(November 19, 2008)
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Retirement - Stop Wasting Time With Immovable Objects

Wasted time is a pet peeve of mine. I'm aging and retired and I don't have time to waste. That is not to say that all time be spent in productive pursuit. On occasion there is nothing better or wiser .
(October 13, 2008)
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Managing My Finances - Not to Decide is to Decide!

Some days are for staying in bed!  This may be one of them.   Of course, I am being facetious.   That, in the face of crisis, is the worst thing a person can do.   To yield to the possibility of ..
(September 29, 2008)
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Prostate Cancer, Part 2 - Surgery and Its Side Effects

When, almost a year ago now, it was determined that I had prostate cancer, Gleason Scale 9, there was but one option in dealing with it. Because of a collision of favorable circumstances, quick ..
(September 29, 2008)
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After Ike - The Pathos and Pain of Disaster

After Ike, those of us less affected than many went about the routine of minor clean up. It didn't take long. There were limbs strewn about the property, leaves down in clumps, all the patio ..
(September 17, 2008)
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Retirement Pitfalls - Keeping Your Head Above the Water in ..

It had to happen.  First they began changing and blow drying the images of our historic heroes on our currency.  Now, wouldn't you know it, for something that is not much needed any longer, the ..
(September 24, 2008)
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The Wake Up Call - Financial Crisis, Greed and Consequences

OK. . . it's here, that moment so anticipated and dreaded . I'm talking about the financial crisis facing our country today, a crisis of greed and overindulgence. It really isn't a surprise, after ..
(September 26, 2008)
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Reclaiming the Good Name of Religion

What is the IQ of someone who believes and espouses that “puberty is the age of consent?" Well that is just one of the off the wall, crazy, misinformed opinions of the latest “evangelist" .
(September 26, 2008)
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Autumn - Celebrate Its Beauty

Welcome Autumn! There are two seasons which seem to top out as favorites. . . . they are autumn and spring, not counting winter and summer. Autumn is replete with color and aromas and the sense of ..
(September 26, 2008)
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Birthdays and Anniversaries - Celebrate in Unusual Ways

This month marks the occasion of some very significant dates. You won't find these dates marked in red on your calendar, no holiday falls on them, no great hoopla occurs around them. They are just ..
(September 14, 2008)
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Politics - The Id in Idealism and the Cyn in Cynicism

Idealism is a quality to be cultivated and nurtured. It is the idealist who helps us see things as they might be. It is the nature of some to be optimistic, upbeat, and encouraging. Usually, such ..
(September 11, 2008)
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Retirement - Be a Litter Quitter

Life on a rural county road has numerous benefits. Tranquility, little traffic, reduced pollution and noise, no sirens, and few neighbors. My “Walden Pond’ is an idyllic place. A friend ..
(September 11, 2008)
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An Ill Wind Blowing - A Plea For Reason and True Goodness in ..

"It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, " exclaimed John Heywood in 1546.   Perhaps today's news suggests the veracity and tenacity of this antique proverb.    Ill winds seem to be blowing ..
(September 14, 2008)
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A Strong Wind Blowing - Religion and Science Are Not ..

The Book of Acts in the Good News version of the New Testament refers to the occasion of the first Pentecost after Jesus’ death. Pentecost, a Jewish tradition, had been adopted and adapted by ..
(September 14, 2008)
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Warren Buffett - The World's Richest Man, Financially, ..

"By the time you get to be my age, you want to know just how many of the people who love you, actually do love you!"  Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha and originator of this quote, was an ..
(September 14, 2008)
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Politics and Medicine - Choosing Brain Surgeons and Presidents

Fortunately, I haven't had to choose a brain surgeon yet. But, if I did I would have a careful list of criteria that would need to be met. That list would take several things into account. -What ..
(September 16, 2008)
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Marriage - What We Learned When the Paradigm Shifted and We ..

What joy remains! August 31 marked our wedding anniversary. It was 1975 and we blended a family, closed out my five years of being a bachelor since divorce, ended the single life for my spouse, who ..
(September 14, 2008)
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Prostate Cancer - Why is the PSA Test Important?

There is for men a notorious Positive Sign of Aging (PSA)! If you are a man, or a woman who cares for a man, any man, PSA needs be added to your annual list of reminders, particularly and especially ..
(September 03, 2008)
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