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Wordiness

ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS said to have been honest. In his day, his reputation got around by word of mouth. Gossip about him centered on the same theme: Abe is honest. From the photographs I have seen, Lincoln appeared to have been honest in his emotions,...

The Best Of Both Worlds

They chickened out. They planned to buy and live on a yacht. But after searching extensively along the Gulf Coast for the right vessel, they didn’t do it. Instead, new Mandeville residents Michael and Fran Riggs opted for a  river...


Kitchen Organization 101

How to organize yourself and prepare your kitchen for healthy beginnings If you are kick-starting a wellness regime, it helps to optimize your environment to make it conducive to healthy eating. Organizing your kitchen will put you on the right...

A Celebration of Life

My mother passed away. Her doctor said things that reassured us. Sunday, “Looks like she has made this determination for herself.” I like this empowering phrase. Perhaps her body had worn out but she still had power over her reactions....

Action

WHEN I GET TO VISIT with my 3-year-old grandson Jet, he says, “Granma, take your shoes off.” When it’s time for him to go, Jet says, “But Granma, I want to stay here FOREVER!” And, I do too. I want...

The Talk

“MOMMY, WHERE DO babies come from?” “What?” It’s 5 o’clock and dinner is somewhere in the process of being cooked (or overcooked) and now, “Where do babies come from!?” “I don’t know.” Puzzled look. “How come you don’t know?” “Uh!...



Redefining Senior Living

AVANTI IS APPROACHING things a bit differently when it comes to senior living. The boutique-style assisted living and memory care community’s goal is to help older adults remain active and engaged while providing assistance when necessary. “You can be as...