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The Zen Of Pickleball

Isn’t it wonderful when you discover something that takes you out of our often-scary world? This happened to me when my friend, Lisa, and I stumbled upon pickleball.

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Social Security Helps Prevent A Poverty-Ridden Old Age

When I was a young worker paying Social Security payroll taxes into the Trust Funds — which were going to help retired workers on a “pay as you go” basis — I was told that “Social Security won’t be there to help you when you need to retire.”

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The Happy Honks Of Spring

The other day I stood in my yard when I heard that lovely sound. Against the blue sky was the familiar V-formation of a dozen geese, trumpeting their arrival like noisy house guests.

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President Offers ‘A Rock-Solid Guarantee’ On Social Security & Medicare

One of the more memorable moments recently of political media took place on Feb. 7, when Pres. Joe Biden was in the middle of his State of the Union speech before Congress.

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A Tough Time For Empaths

I used to fight this about myself and try and keep up with more extroverted friends and family, including my husband. But growing older, I learned I need big doses of peace and quiet.

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Medicare, Social Security: We Need Our Own ‘Operation Coffee Cup‘

Sixty-one years ago, Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan recorded a 10- minute long recording entitled Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine part of a clandestine “Operation Coffee Cup” campaign funded by the American Medical Association, warning citizens about the dangers of Social Security and a government-sponsored health insurance plan for the elderly.

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