In the middle of my cork board is a copy of my very first column, published on Feb. 8, 2008. It was called, “Meet the new kid on the block.” I gave a small introduction as to who I was.

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I suppose I should write an article on the inauguration of President Donald Trump but I’m not going to. I support the president and if you watched the inauguration on TV as I did, there is nothing more I can add.

Here we go again, another New Year to celebrate. Looks like probably the only celebration where the whole world celebrates the same event at the same time. In the process of hunting up some information I found that one of the earliest recordings of a New Year celebration is believed to have …

First things first, a little advice to us grandparents: I hope Santa brought all the not-so-good grandkids just what they deserve, a bottle of coal oil.

“Memories are a special house we build inside ourselves. Where love and laughter linger, where all our past life dwells, on holidays like Christmas we can draw upon the store, reliving happy times and feeling all that warmth once more. Wherever we may travel, this house is always there, to h…

It’s 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 and I am already watching Fox News and the news of the day is focused on the upcoming events. Even at this time in the morning, anticipation is building as to who will become the 45th president of the United States. The squawk is that Donald Trump’s chances for winni…

For one celebrated day, veterans are joined by all Americans around the nation where we stand united giving due respect for their service to this nation.

When I was in my teen years back in the good ol’ Eisenhower days when our motto was “I like Ike” and rock ’n’ roll was in its infancy, a new era had just begun, the era of the baby boomers: The dawning of the new age where the counter culture rebelled against the establishment.

I seldom write about religion or about politics. It seems everybody is more than willing to offer you their opinion on either subject without even being asked. So, I’ll try not to express my political views, but that won’t stop me from writing about someone else’s political views.

If one were to look at my library, one would find I have accumulated an overabundance of books, most not for just my amusement or entertainment but for obtaining wisdom and knowledge about being human and sharing with you in these articles my experiences we all have in common.

Last week I was writing to you about the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging and what they represent. In talking to two of their spokespersons this past week I am able to give you a better picture of what they do and how they work.

For the past several weeks now, I’ve had the privilege of reading about the mothers of some of the adult children living here in Monroe — those mothers who I would call traditional mothers having to work 40 hours a week, then go home and take care of the growing family.

I have always said that everyone has a story to tell. One cannot go through life without some event that was so significant that even in their senior years they can remember every detail of that event. But most people may consider not exposing their experiences to others for fear of disbelie…

In the last three articles I wrote about love and long term relationships between the spouses and relationships between adult children and aging parents. This will be the last article of the series where I write the conclusions concerning the need to have these types of relationships that ar…

It was on Feb. 8, 2008, when I wrote my first column for The Tribune. I really wasn’t hunting for a position as a columnist and it was just by chance that Robbie Schwartz needed another columnist at that time and offered me the opportunity to practice my writing skills at The Tribune.