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Clearing Land and Psychological Thickets

These nice spring days, my wife and I often go back to the thicket near our house before supper for an hour or so of clearing. Our place is thick with oaks, pines, sassafras, cedars, the occasional hickory and maple and lots and lots of vines.
March 28, 2013

The Care and Feeding of Your Old Person

Demographers tell us that old folks are the fastest growing segment of the population, so if you don’t have one of your own now, you probably will in the next few years.
February 28, 2013

Lindale Celebrates Birthdays at Event

Teams of Lindale residents will gather at 7 p.m. April 12, 2013 at Velma Penny Elementary School for an overnight relay against cancer.
January 30, 2013

Sweet Peas Hosts Inner Goddess Celebration

The Sweet Pea Collection hosts its inaugural Inner Goddess Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. February 23. Women of all ages are invited to attend a special day of connecting with their inner goddess.
January 30, 2013

Cain Center Offers Two Kinds of Yoga

Yogis, grab your mat and head to the Cain Center in Athens to explore two new yoga classes.
December 27, 2012

Drive Safe With a Good Night’s Rest

As the days grow shorter and the holiday to-do list grows longer, many Americans find themselves in sleep deficit.
December 27, 2012

Remember to Go to the Party

I’ve been thinking about time. When I am waiting for my tea to steep, the two minutes and 55 seconds it takes is interminable. I do a little chore like fix my cereal and take it to another room, and when I come back, there are still two minutes to go.
December 27, 2012

I’ll Never Forget What’s His Name

I’ve recently turned 70, so naturally I’m concerned with memory problems. I find that names and abstract nouns have started dropping out of my brain at an alarming rate.
November 28, 2012

TJC Students Embrace Bookstore Kitty

When new students visit the Tyler Junior College Corner Bookstore, they are often looking for the staples of all college students: books, pens, blue books, and all the sundries of higher education survival. But sometimes it’s just to visit the resident cat.
November 28, 2012

Hospice Volunteers Improve Lives

Hospice volunteers truly are the heart of hospice. Volunteers are not merely a desirable supplement to the professional staff; they are a crucial part of the hospice concept.
October 27, 2012

Notes From The Other Side of 70

I know it’s not necessary, but is there really anything wrong with looking at the tube of toothpaste you’re squeezing in the morning and thinking, “Someday — and it could be any da — I will squeeze a toothpaste tube for the last time”?
October 27, 2012

Gala Helps Raise Funds For Equestrian Therapy

Combine big brown eyes that watch your every move, twitching ears that hear your every breath, and a nose that loves to check out your pocket for apples, and you have one of the best psychotherapists in the world.
September 28, 2012