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Dorothy’s Place: In a Sling

By Dorothy Denne   Name your dominant hand (mine is my right); now using that hand and arm pick a 20-pound box of cat litter off the supermarket shelf and drop…

When All Is Said and Dunn: Duel Memberist

By Bill Dunn   Most of us have a membership at one of the two major warehouse stores, Sam’s Club or Costco. I say most of us based on the…

InnerViews: Driving Sans Wallet

By Fran Syverson I’d planned one of those lovely “family-and-friends” kind of day, one to combine visits with several people who all live about an hour away. The little great-grandchildren…

Dorothy’s Place: Mountains Out of Molehills

By Dorothy Denne   Editor’s Note: Dorothy’s right arm is temporarily in a sling, but she did manage to one-finger left-hand hit the forward button to share this chuckle with…

Summer College Campus Visits

By May S. Ruiz Visiting various school campuses is an essential step in your children’s college application process. Even if they are planning on matriculating in the school their parents…

What It’s Like to Grow up in a Hostel

On our recent trip to Brazil, my friends and I stayed at the Villa Française hostel in Salvador da Bahia, which is run by two French ex-pats, Stephanie and Nathalie.…

In The Waiting Room

By Nick Kipley The mentally disabled man sitting in the wheelchair pukes into hospital-issue green-plastic vomit bag held open at spittoon-width by a green-plastic ring and his mother pats him…

The Case for “Vape” (E-cigarettes)

By Nick Kipley Last week, California Sen. Mark Leno filed Senate Bill 140. If ratified into law, it would combine the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes with the pre-existing…

How Starbucks Hopes to Profit from MLK Day

By Nick Kipley According to an article published by the Boston Globe in 2011, sales of the Frappuccino make up roughly a fifth of Starbuck’s revenue. Possibly to counter a…

Three Keys to Strengthening Your Financial Resolve in 2015

It takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending and saving to meet your long-term goals. If you’re a bit out of shape in…