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Out and About – Week of September 15th

For those interested, a brief update on my health condition. I have been a diabetic for several years and in August 2013, my doctor put me on insulin. He also mentioned that, if I would take better control of my diet and lose some weight, my condition would improve. On September 2, I visited an endocrinologist in Ann Arbor. I ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 8th

A couple of weeks ago, I had my final pool therapy session at Health TRAC, here in Three Rivers.I had nine sessions altogether, which is what my neurosurgeion had prescribed rather than cutting open my back and scraping away on my spine in order to relieve the pressure on my nerves. Anyway, the pool sessions were fantastic, but tiring, and ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 1st

My first September column always gives me the opportunity to make everyone aware of the fact that summer is officially over for the year. According to the calendar, autumn hasn’t officially arrived, but the opportunity to take that family vacation has come and gone. The children are back in school, so Mom’s personal time has begun. Oh yes, gentlemen, you ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 25th

It’s difficult to watch a newscast without feeling depressed. Hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear of someone being murdered, someone getting killed in a terrible accident, or someone losing their home in a fire. I could go on and on about the bad news that is thrown at us by the media. The truth is that bad ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 18th

A good way to remain sane, might be to meet with a therapist on a regular basis. You know, someone that you can unload your troubles on, or just vent to. Sometimes you might receive some pretty good advice, and sometimes the advice is not worth giving a second thought. I see one of my therapists about every three weeks ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 11th

Last Tuesday, we all had the opportunity to vote on some propositions and several political candidates. To those candidates who won the Primary, congratulations. Remember that in November, we have the privilege of voting on a split ticket. St. Joseph County is primarily a Conservative county, but you’ll never know how many “closet Liberals” there really are. Whether you are ... Read More »