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    Black Wall Street

    Stephen Bowden, writer for the American Thinker, in his Nov. 16, 2008 article by the same name says "Racism is dead." He and pundits rationalize that the election of President Obama ushered in a post-racial era, just like how racial discrimination ended when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier...


    Confetti ... funfetti ... it's all the same

    Opening the surprise box of national food days, I see that August 14 is National Confetti Cake Day (sometimes known as Funfetti in certain recipes). If you have a need or desire to do any summertime baking, it might be fun to check out some of these colorful, fun recipes for cakes and cupcakes. ...


    How to acquire a Medicare covered power scooter

    Dear Savvy Senior, What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore.


    All calories not created equal

    The type bacteria in your gut may be making you fat, or it may be the reason that you're not fat. Apparently our internal flora has a lot to do with how our bodies digest the food we eat and how many calories we extract from a meal.


    Forty-five years gone

    "By the time we got to Woodstock


    Making a difference

    This week our local kids will be heading back to school. The summer vacation has ended and while those of us who live in an area that others visit for a change-of-pace, our kids get to stay in this lovely area. For a few more weeks, they will enjoy afternoon swims, visits to Yosemite, short hikes...


    Beans make for a healthier, flavorful meal all year long

    I know there are a lot of national food days, but I was still rather surprised to learn that our nation recognizes "Eat Beans Day" which falls every year in July. This fact inspired some thoughts that made me laugh to myself, but I will keep them to myself so as not to risk offending any dear readers...


    I'm tired

    I was sitting at the Highway 41 and Road 426 intersection the other day, waiting for the traffic light to change. Feeling very tired about just about everything, I was reminded of my good friend John W. "Trust Me" Hayes. Years ago when we shared space on the pages of The Sierra Star, "Trust Me" ...


    Kings Canyon 73-year-old mystery

    What happened to that old saying; the third time is a charm? I must say, maybe I misunderstood that quote. In late July my two loyal hiking buddies Clem Bingham and Fred Cochran decided once again to search for and solve that 73-year-old aircraft mystery. If you have followed my articles since 2010...


    Wrecks and fiddles

    Henny penny, Rome is burning — it's an Obama train wreck. Puhleeeze.

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