Boomer Blog: Old endings, new beginnings – or somewhere in between

A Japanese electronics company made the world’s last VCR at the end of July. The manufacturer discontinued the big, clunky videocassette recorde...

August 14th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Assorted musings, amusing and otherwise

Unbelievably, I finished my counted cross-stitch projects for the county fair two whole weeks early, unlike my typical schedule of reaching the deadli...

August 7th, 2016 |  


Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Flaxseed may help to control blood pressure

Question: My blood pressure has been inching up recently, and although I don’t yet have high blood pressure, I’m on the lookout for ways t...

August 1st, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: Another kind of fair food

A friend’s 40-year-old daughter recently opted for fair food as her birthday meal. I totally understand her choice; fries with vinegar have that...

July 31st, 2016 |  


Stay safe by signing up for food recall alerts

Stay safe by signing up for food recall alerts

Question: My wife was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and so we are both watching what we eat much more carefully. I was surprised to learn t...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Sensing summer

A friend popped in the other day with a dish of homemade vanilla ice cream. He fretted about the right combination of ingredients, but I had no such m...

July 24th, 2016 |  


How to use the ‘5-20’ rule for healthy choices

How to use the ‘5-20’ rule for healthy choices

Question: I’ve never been a fan of Nutrition Facts labels, but a friend recently mentioned that she reads them all the time, using something cal...

July 20th, 2016 |  


An ear of corn A-OK as part of a balanced diet

An ear of corn A-OK as part of a balanced diet

Question: We really enjoyed having corn on the cob on July Fourth. One of my children asked why we don’t have it more often. I explained that co...

July 19th, 2016 |  


The children are watching

My usual upbeat attitude has been faltering of late. Increasingly, I worry for the future of our nation and the world. My gravest concerns, however, a...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Working in garden yields multiple benefits

Working in garden yields multiple benefits

Question: This year, I greatly enlarged my vegetable garden. I enjoy it, but it’s a lot more work than I realized. People tell me that gardening...

July 14th, 2016 |