Thoughts from the Publisher | Nov. 24

The day after Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is gone, although memories remain, of the food that was eaten and how weight was gained. I remember last year and some holidays past, when things went south quickly– I drank and got smashed. This year’s turkey day wasn’t all like the others, I behaved like a lady and shocked…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Oct. 13

Today is Friday the 13th. We all know that many folks believe that the date is unlucky, so much so that, according to traveltips.usatoday.com, some tall-hotel companies and owners of other tall buildings avoid having a 13th floor and go from 12th to 14th when numbering levels because they don’t want visitors or employees to…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Aug. 11

Many of us baby boomers have been, are or will shortly be in the position of caregiving for our parents. Helping out Mom and/or Dad can mean running a few errands, driving them to doctor appointments or grocery shopping. In some instances, our parents’ needs may include more extensive assistance such as home repairs, banking,…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 21

I’ve often been told that I need to “get a life.” Most of my hours away from work are spent either attending local meetings or nonprofit events, running errands, loving up on my mom or sleeping. Last week I not only got a life, I spent Thursday evening through Monday living it. After work on…

Thoughts from the Publisher | June 30

Happy birthday, America! On Tuesday, July 4, we will celebrate our country with picnics, parades, family gatherings, professional fireworks shows and, in many cases, a day off from work. Although in the past, many of us Long Beach and Signal Hill residents commemorated our country’s birthday with fireworks purchased from local stands, it is now…