Tammy Wynette and the pain of gall bladder disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Tammy Wynette rose from poverty in rural Mississippi to become one of the most famous female country music singers.  She sold more than 30 million records, had 57 Top-40 country hits between 1967 and 1988, won two Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association awards, eight Billboard awards and 16 BMI songwriter awards.  In 2003, five […]

The Reason for Cruising

Barry Evans

I wrote about cruising last time, and a few friends remarked that I should not speak negatively on that subject.  I will admit that this criticism has occurred before in response to my writings.  However, nothing could be further from the truth and aside from mentioning that I caught an extremely bad cold on the […]

Think, then Click.  Not the other way around.

Lady Lake Police Chief Chris McKinstry

The Lady Lake Police Department is committed to preventing our residents from becoming a cybercrime victim. While nothing can guarantee that you won’t become a victim of cybercrime or identity theft, you can minimize your risk, and minimize the damage if a problem develops. Here are a few tips to help protect yourself and promote […]

Who will really be ‘paying’ for Lifelong Learning College?

Marty Rothbard

Some facts: before the Lifelong Learning College began, ALL activities, “enrichment programs,” were free and were conducted by resident volunteers. There were hundreds of them, perhaps even thousands. They took place in the recreation centers or outdoor facilities that were financed by our amenity fees and were for residents only. No fees were paid to the recreation […]

Deaths from liver cancer increasing

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

The death rate from all cancers in the United States has dropped steadily since 1991 (CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published online Jan 4, 2017). The total drop of 25 percent, or 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths over the past 25 years, is explained largely because people are smoking less. However, deaths from cancer […]

Cruising vs. Red Hot Coals

Barry Evans

We have just returned from a suspenseful cruise to the Western Caribbean.  This was our third cruise ever as I have managed to carefully space them out.  I figure that once every five years is more than adequate.  The Blonde in the house does not necessarily agree with this schedule, but so far so good!  […]

The trouble with Donald

Marsha Shearer

What follows is not meant to be about politics – it’s not about issues or political party.  This isn’t even about the election, writ large.  That’s done and over; decision made.  But it is about the character and mental stability of the person who will shortly become the President and leader of the free world […]

Cyclist Robert Marchand sets amazing world record at 105

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

On January 4, 2017, 105-year-old Robert Marchand rode his bicycle 14.01 miles to set the world record for his age for the one-hour ride.  He rode 92 laps at the Velodrome National near Paris and as he completed his ride, the fans gave him a standing ovation, chanting “Robert, Robert” while dozens of TV crews […]

If you love classic Hollywood musicals, go see ‘La La Land’

Tony Violanti

If you love classic Hollywood musicals, go see “La La Land.” I saw it recently and just kept thinking about Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly. “La La Land,” is contemporary film overflowing with the rambunctious glitter and glamour of those old MGM musicals. Think “Singin’ In the Rain” meets “Glee.” Think “Top Hat” meets “Chicago.” […]