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VA funding bill provides money for critical reforms

Serving our veterans is one of my priorities. Last week, Congress took a step in the right direction by passing the VA funding bill. This bill...

Ted Williams was a great athlete who suffered strokes later in life

He was arguably the greatest baseball batter ever.  He played 19 years for the Boston Red Sox and every one of those 19 years,...

Exercisers should follow a heart-healthy diet

A study of 798 asymptomatic and apparently healthy master athletes (runners, cyclists, triathletes, rowers and hockey players), 35+ years old, who exercised fairly vigorously...

CDD 4 supervisors deserve praise for making tough-but-unpopular decision

The Community Development District 4 Board of Supervisors faced a tough situation this past Friday. Knowing that their district is dealing with a litany of...

A story for young grandkids  

Someone has suggested that I write a story for young grandkids.  I recognize that there are some people who prefer not to have a...

Trump’s undermining of America

“Our liberty depends on freedom of the press…” Thomas Jefferson The past 19 months have seen the erosion of trust in American institutions in ways only...

Burt Reynolds had athleticism and great looks but died a wasted and disheveled man

Burt Reynolds was a famous film and television star, producer, and director who had it all.  He was extremely good looking, incredibly popular with...

A lousy day at The Villages Regional Hospital

I decided to write my experience there last weekend after reading an article in the POA Bulletin about “What’s going on at The Villages...

Moderate Republicans should follow George Will’s advice and vote for Democrats

I am sickened by the fact that our grandkids have to go through active-shooter drills at their schools. Responsibility for the carnage that has...

Robin Leach’s rich and famous lifestyle led to death after second stroke

Robin Leach was best known as the host of the 1984-95 television series, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which featured palatial homes, yachts, expensive...

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