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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…

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…

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…

Leadership Keys

Effective leadership is critical to the health and success of an organization. The question is, with so many books and articles about leadership, what behaviors are the most important? Research…

The First Time I Saw Paris

by Dorothy Denne I’m currently reading David McCullough’s The Greater Journey (Americans in Paris). It reminds me of the first time I saw Paris. McCullough writes about a number of…

It Ain’t Easy

by Dorothy Denne Oh Gawd. The sun is up. A new morning is starting. Time to get out of bed. Okay, body: try real hard; you can do it; you…

Weight loss: Easier Than You Think

Your 2015 Fitness Resolution Solved You said it, “This year I will lose weight”. Then you agreed with yourself that you would eat less and move more. Thousands of Americans…

Smart Women Smart Money: Spousal Benefit

Hello Emmy. My husband and I are both retired. He’s receiving Social Security. As a former teacher, my pension comes from CALPERS and I don’t receive Social Security. Am I…