For those of us who are nearing or beyond the eligibility age for full Social Security benefits, the continued solvency of the system is of paramount importance. In the absence of some major a…

My wife and I went to the symphony the other night. The opening performance for this year’s Symphony Orchestra Augusta season was entitled Under The Stars, and it featured several very good pi…

I live near a busy county road and am never surprised in the mornings at having to pick up bottles, can, paper, etc. thrown out by passing motorists. But last week I found discarded on my fron…

Exercise has been shown to have many health benefits. It has also been noted that exercise has a favorable effect on brain health and cognitive function. Two articles recently published now id…

One of the “must see” tourist attractions in the Yellowstone Park area, until it was declared off limits a few years ago, was the garbage dump at West Yellowstone, Montana. Hundreds of thousan…

Most of us could benefit from getting more exercise and, with the warmer spring weather, this is a perfect time to get started. You can meet minimum health and fitness goals with a 30-minute b…

If you have ever gambled (and who among us has not gambled in some fashion, whether with dice, chips, cards or love) then you know that feeling that you get when you hit 21, you roll sevens or…

Those who are a little older will remember the Andrews Sisters, a popular singing group of World War II days. Between 1939 and 1951 they had 46 “Top 10” records and appeared in 22 movies. Some…

Finding homes for homeless animals is our mission at the SPCA Albrecht Center, but there’s so much more that goes into that to make an adoption successful. Besides the daily feeding, walking, …

There is a branch of human psychology which mentions that our perceptions of colors can cause certain emotions in us. This means that it may be worthwhile to study colors as a determining fact…

A friend remarked, ‘’The trouble with life is that it is so daily.” I smiled and replied, “Yes, but maybe the opposite is true – perhaps the blessing of life is that it is so daily.”

A funny thing happened with two of the dogs we adopted from the Aiken County Animal Shelter that made us think we are on to something. We like to have three dogs in our household and when one …

“Twenty-four million children in America – one out of every three – live in biological father-absent homes.” — U.S. Census Bureau (2016 data)

Living a healthy lifestyle requires making smart choices about what to eat, what to do for activity, not smoking and getting enough sleep. The simple answer for why some people can do this so …

I love to read about, think about and practice new productivity methods. I am always on the lookout for that wonderful new notebook, calendar app, pen, pencil or gadget that will make me more …

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