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Posted By Heywood on 2015 Aug 31 - 9:16am

Are you ready for retirement?

| illustration by Charles Marsh | If you'll soon be turning 65 and are thinking about retirement, congratulations. You will soon be joined by 10,000 other baby boomers who will turn that age over the next 20 years. And by the way, that's 10,000 per day. There are roughly 50 million...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 Jul 29 - 3:34pm

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I think everyone likes the fact that our magazine honors the top teachers in the area every year. There’s no group of people that deserves it more. So I thought it might be interesting to find out how the teaching profession actually developed throughout history. If you’re like me, I...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 Jun 17 - 9:55am

Fit to be Fried

I found this little tidbit to be rather interesting. According to a recent study, a human being will eat about 7,500 animals over the course of a lifetime. That would include roughly 4,500 fish, 2,800 chickens, 80 turkeys, 30 lambs, 27 pigs, 11 cows and a various amount of rabbits, ducks and geese...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 May 27 - 11:02am

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We've all heard stories about great athletes who for some reason get hooked on drugs and alcohol and wind up losing their career, their money, their families and sometimes their lives. My friend John Corker's scenario was pretty similar to that. An All-American out of Oklahoma State in the...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 Feb 25 - 2:25pm

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I finally got to see American Sniper, the movie Clint Eastwood made based on the book by Chris Kyle, who was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle was a Navy Seal and actually lived near Fort Worth in Midlothian. I thought the movie was great, but something else really caught my...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 Jan 20 - 10:55am

Why men make more than women

| illustration by Charles Marsh | This column is a preview for next month’s feature comparing women’s salaries against men’s salaries in the local workplace. Of course we often hear quite a bit about this subject nationally as well. But if you would have told me back in 1999...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Dec 15 - 5:10pm

Little-known Christmas shopping facts

| illustration by Charles Marsh | I have found that as I get older, reminiscing has gradually become a larger part of my holiday experience. I start dragging those Christmas memories out from under my mind well before Thanksgiving. And like most people, I’d love to relive them. I...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Nov 18 - 4:52pm

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Like me, many of you were probably shocked that my name did not appear on the "10 most interesting people" list, which is the main topic in this month's issue.  After checking out an early edition, I of course stormed into my editor's office and demanded some answers. I...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:23pm

For the love of wine

| illustration by Charles Marsh | There are many of us who get all giddy at the idea of going on wine tours, visiting Napa Valley or just sipping a little Merlot at lunch. For the longest time, I wasn’t one of them. I just never could acquire a liking for it. Unfortunately, there...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Sep 23 - 10:53am

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Have you noticed that lately we’ve started coming up with labels for pretty much everything? I’m at the age when the biggest thrill in life is having that competitive edge in Scrabble. (I’m also at the age when all my sentences start just like the previous one.) But to get...

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