Does “friending” count?

A ramada is a good place to forge friendships on the Sonoran Desert. People will travel miles to attend a fiesta.

David Brooks is a man I admire for his rare combination of morality and mental stability.  If you see him on the PBS Newshour, you’ll know he laughs a lot — in spite

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You’re in for a shock

The unsustainable high cost of long-term care is the subject of a column in The Guardian. The Prime Minister seems to have promised to address the problem, as the earlier projected amount needed to live ten years after retirement falls short. The £72,000 cap proposed for each person’s spending before the state kicks in to

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The Art of Graying Nebraska

Like a lotta men, they don’t talk much about their feelings. You have to watch their faces carefully.

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Living with immigration

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

Living in a border state, one can hardly escape thinking about immigration. I have always thought a fence for keeping people out is delusional. Spending millions (or is it billions?) on a more sophisticated border fence is obscene. Think of what that money could do to educate and prepare people wanting economic

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Part III My 80-year-old Stay-at-Home Mom

Mom with Bob and Me 1947

Mom with Bob and Me 1947

Mother and Dad were in the habit of sitting outside their house on pleasant evenings. This began at their suburban home in St. Louis, where they had a flagstone patio and could expect neighbors from the two other houses on the block to join them, at least on

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