A Time to be with Family

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Dateline Dayton – A whirlwind week began when Pauline and I went to a visitation at a funeral home in Pleasant Hill and we welcome our daughter Darlene and granddaughter Heather from Michigan I took Friday off so the four of us could run errands. Not incidentally, we inspected their new condo to see what still needed to be done.  … Read More

Is Abuse Unstoppable?

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Dateline Dayton – Even with everything going on in our country, the world and even my own situation, I remain concerned about the abuse of children. Many times I have said there doesn’t seem to be a day, when you don’t hear about a child being killed, tortured, raped. What makes the situation even more horrendous is that in many … Read More

Begging for Trump-less Day

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Dateline Dayton — I wish we could go a week, even a day, without any news about what President Trump is doing, not doing, might be doing, or what the media thinks he is doing. Almost every morning, when I read the local (Democrat) newspaper, there is an article, on every page, about Mr. Trump. Nearly always, it’s not good … Read More

Two Nagging Epidemics

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Dateline Dayton – Even though Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, we chose to celebrate on the next day to avoid the crowd. I worked on Tuesday since we were having a pizza party, and that would allow Pauline and me to have breakfast Wednesday morning and then an early supper. It was a good idea since the restaurant was not busy. … Read More

Is Unity a Forlorn Hope?

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Dateline Dayton — I took Pauline to her eye doctor appointment at 12:30 last Thursday, and four hours later we were leaving the building. I had warned her, that this doctor is slow. Her regular eye doctor retired at the end of last year, and this was her first visit. I use the same doctor — until I want a … Read More

Emerging a Winner in Las Vegas

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Dateline Dayton — While I was in Las Vegas last week, I made a side trip to Southern California to see my friend Editor Ari in Culver City. It wasn’t easy getting to California. I started by getting lost in Las Vegas. I finally went with my gut. I didn’t try to follow directions. It worked, I was on I-15 … Read More

Time to Move the Bed

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Dateline Dayton — New carpeting was installed in our bedroom 10 days ago. I didn’t realize how much stuff we had in our bedroom, until I had to move it. With help from our son Chris, everything was out on Wednesday night, with the exception of the bed and the actual dressers. On Thursday morning I took the bed apart … Read More

A Date with Alzheimer’s

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Dateline Dayton – My wife Pauline, who has Early Stage Alzheimer’s, gave up the keys to her car last week without any comment. She hasn’t driven in quite some time, so I don’t think it was a big deal. My real concern is: I am not sure if she realizes she has given up driving. Going Shopping No wonder retail … Read More

The End of Normal Times

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Dateline Dayton — Now it just not the NFL players getting in trouble, coaches want in on the action. Since the coach in question is a former football player, I believe my theory is correct that the many blows to players’ heads impair their mind. If that’s not the case, they sure aren’t very smart to jeopardize their career with … Read More

Off to a Quiet Start

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Dateline Dayton — Hope everyone had a happy time welcoming the New Year, and so far, at Day 5, 2017 has been good. After breakfast on New Year’s Eve, Pauline and I sent the daylight hours doing errands.  By 5 o’clock we were on our way to dinner, but Pauline wasn’t feeling well. We returned home.  Supper was so exciting … Read More