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How gracious she was

Our mother’s birthday is May 23. She passed away 15 years ago and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t remember something she said, her unconditional love and her wisdom. Here is a small snapshot of this elegant, classy lady and her lovely friendship with John.
Mom took her first trip abroad several years after Dad passed away.  Because she’d be travelling ...

Making a spectacle

There has been a recent development regarding my eyesight which I found quite disturbing: it’s getting better. I was very concerned about that, because it goes against a trend that has been occurring ever since I started to get old, which was some time after the 3rd grade, which is that everything else is getting worse. My knees are knotty, my back is balky, my shoulder is shaky and I ...

Playing the odds

I am an inveterate gambler. Jason used to say that, given the chance, I’d even bet on penny gum machines! That’s why I rarely allow myself to play games of chance or anything more costly than nickel one-armed bandits or bet on horse races. But not betting does not preclude watching and the Kentucky Derby is my favorite of all contests. The three year old horses are graceful and ...

On Stage: 'Baby' Love

A compact musical like “Baby” is tailor-made for a local theater company like the Armonk Players.

Best described as a cross between a book musical and a revue, “Baby” essentially is a series of sketches that are by turns compassionate and comic, chronicling the adventurous journey expectant mothers and their mates take toward the “miracle of birth.”

This ...

Attack of the Frozen Forehead

About five years ago, I noticed that the shallow lines on my forehead had started to morph into wandering rivers. Since I wear my hair very short, there wasn’t really any way to cover them up and I complained to my husband that I was starting to look old.

“How old do you think you look?” he asked.

“Around 50,” I replied.

“You are 50,” he ...

IRS.gov has resources to help business owners understand taxes

May 22, 2019

National Small Business Week is a great time for business owners to check out the IRS’s online resources and YouTube videos. Here are a few of the webpages and videos in the spotlight for this year’s National Small Business Week, which runs from May 5 through 11:

IRS.gov resources

These webpages help small businesses understand their tax responsibilities.

Self-Employed ...

Learn About the Basics of Hospice Care

May 11, 2019

The decision as to whether one should begin receiving hospice benefits is often an emotionally draining and difficult decision, not only for the person needing hospice care, but for their family. 

It is sadly the realization that one’s life may soon be ending and that the attempts of curing the person’s illness have been unsuccessful. 

Hospice is a program of care for ...