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Another Aspect of Aging: Lessons learned in My 80th Year

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Another Aspect of Aging:  Lessons learned in My 80th Year

A year ago, I wrote an article about how much fun and how interesting it is to grow old. I still believe that, but I have learned that the veracity of that statement tempers as time goes on. My current belief is that as long as the body cooperates, the sky is the limit. Sadly, […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
January is National Blood Donor Month

During the month of January, we are reminded by the American Red Cross to donate blood.  That’s because, during this month, there is typically a short supply due to the holidays (vehicle accidents) and an increase in communicable illnesses. With that in mind, a family in North Carolina is forever grateful to the blood donors […]

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WHAT NOW?

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t Call “Amy” by Laura Walcher Well, I did.  I called Amy.  Sweetly, I thanked her for her consideration.  She’d called to tell me that she could probably get me an appointment to have my car serviced; very appreciated, I’m a busy woman.  In fact, I’d been so busy that I wound up..well, I couldn’t […]

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How to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, you are probably inundated with dinner parties and cocktail hours to celebrate the holidays. These events are a great time to be joyful with the people you love– but they can be a dangerous trap if you are trying to watch your weight. So how do you stick with […]

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What Now?

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

No Really, What Now? by Laura Walcher Okay, so once again, in a week of unrelenting frustrations and challenges, I decided not to strangle Mr. Entitled.  (“Fen” is his “real” name; our smart-aleck black poodle/bichon, who’s grown up to believe himself the emperor, tho’ he doesn’t even pay the mortgage.) So, he dips beneath a […]

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Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Presidio Hills’ Neighbors Enjoy a Day of Friendship

This past September, residents of Presidio Hills, took time from their busy Sunday schedules to enjoy a day of bonding and sharing stories of living in Mission Hills. The Presidio Hills’ area includes residents of Altamirano, Cosoy, Marilouise, Presidio Drive and Arista.  The event took place at the home of Patty Ducey-Brooks and Craig Kinshella. […]

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Lament for a Computer

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Lament for a Computer

After 30-something years of using a computer for almost everything I write, I am now, with a horribly screwed up shoulder, trying to write on an iPad.  I began my computer relationship with an Apple product, an SE.  I was teaching Basic Skills at Mission Bay High School when the department chairman came into my office […]

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Heart Benefits of Lifting Weights

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As you start to adapt a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising, you will lose excess fat in your body. Everyone knows this. Often, you will notice your waist become a bit slimmer and perhaps you lose a bit of weight in your face or legs as well. However, there is a different type […]

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WHAT NOW?

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Saleswoman’s Conquest, Hard Won! By Laura Walcher Purpose: carry on. Dress well.  Little make-up.  Smile. (Fingers leap to imaginary strands of hair.) Smile; damn it! I’m well-dressed with little make-up.  She’s coiffed, groomed and substantially girdled (right away, she hates me!).  Her expression is like a depressed Father Winter.  Her desk is immaculate; she’s talking […]

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Seeking Mrs. First Lady:

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Light Hearted Talk With La Verle Mitrovich I asked Patty Ducey-Brooks if she would mind republishing this article that ran in the June 2006 issue of the Presidio Sentinel.  Patty agreed since it brings to light more memories of George Mitrovich, who passed away this past July 2019.  La Verle has played a prominent […]

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