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Tom Petty’s heart attack

Tom Petty was a rock singer, songwriter and record producer who was the lead singer of the Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.  He...

Help the Lady Lake Police Department help you

The Lady Lake Police Department cannot function effectively without the assistance of concerned, responsible residents.  We are depending on YOU to call and tell...
Barry Evans

What happens to heirlooms? 

The Blonde in the house starts to muse about the future every so often.  Sometimes I worry that it might be about something that...
Marsha Shearer

Looking for profiles in courage

                    “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a...

With election of President Trump we have the opportunity to reform tax system

With the election of President Trump, we have the opportunity to reform a tax system that is more than three decades old. By simplifying our...

John von Neumann, father of the computer revolution

John von Neumann was one of the most versatile and brilliant mathematicians of all time.  He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1955 and...

Sad commentary for political activism and the media  

Political activism has become a means to achieve social gain, rather than of social change.  Today many online and media activist campaigns reveal their true colors...
Barry Evans

Expressions

One thing that I find interesting is that people use common expressions to illustrate their discussions.  They don’t think much about the expression as...

Witch-ing you a spook-tacular Halloween!  Let’s make it a safe one

Halloween is fast approaching, and while children anticipate the annual celebration of fun and fantasy, it’s a good time for the rest of us...
Ed Sullivan

Villages Flightless Honor Flight an impressive event with lots of support

Last November I flew down to Washington D.C. on the Villages Honor Flight as a Korean veteran. I was so impressed that I wrote an...

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