DISABILITIES By Daniel J. Vance, MS, LPC, NCC

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Miraculous Birth and Life of Johnson An argument could be made that the life of 82-year-old Gail Johnson has been a miracle from beginning to end. In a telephone interview, her daughter Gail Lipe said, “My mom was born in 1932 as a preemie twin weighing only one pound nine ounces. The doctor was so […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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A Smedley Christmas Smorgasbord This is that time of the year when Antonio Moroni Smedley sends his greetings like most folks do – but Antonio’s messages are a little different than just the usual happy greetings, boring details of vacations to Branson and Yosemite, and the latest embellishments about incredibly talented grandchildren. One year Smedley […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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A Couple Reasons Not To Die Waldo Smedley, longtime resident of the Bay and also one of the nicest geezers that trod the paths here, lost his his wife of 65 years, his beloved Wilbeana Bob, this past June. Unfortunately, Wilbeana Bob had contracted a nasty lung cancer some years ago giving her a one […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Timely Advice from “Dear Geezer” Dear Geezer, It’s that time of the year again when I get stuck trying to buy appropriate gifts for all my loved ones – who consist of my adult children and a mix of young and older grandchildren. There is also a stray nephew and my deceased mother’s youngest sister […]

Travels With Thom

by Thom Dillon “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” Lin Yutang Not many statements are truer than that one by Yutang. I slept for the first time on my old, familiar pillow last night after almost twelve weeks on […]

To Better Health, Naturally by Brenda Erby Fudge

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Diabetics Find Health Benefits in Cinnamon Essential Oils Known for centuries as “the fragrance of life”, the use of cinnamon essential oil dates back even prior to its Biblical references in both the Old and New Testaments. Results of modern studies are also demonstrating its benefits and effects on numerous health issues, including type two […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Geezer Gift Guide Rufus W. Smedley, publisher of the very popular Geezer Digest, has just released the 2014 edition of The Geezer Gift Guide, which once again will help cloying, obligated relatives and halfhearted friends in selecting acceptable, harmless gifts for the increasing number of geezers living amongst us today. Next to spoiled brats and […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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More FAQ with God Last week this column proposed that a website as sponsored by God would give people a chance to ask God some questions that they otherwise would feel uncomfortable in expressing in their religious settings of church services, Bible studies, and Sunday School. Following are some more questions along this line. FAQ: […]

Travels With Thom

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By Thom Dillon “And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” Jack Kerouac There is much to dislike about the State of California: the stressful and smelly traffic congestion; the garish boys, girls, men and women hanging around tourist attractions who start posing […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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If God had a Website Oliver P. Smedley, the Bay’s seedy geezer known for his off-the-wall philosophizing, threw one of his beauties out at the church’s mens group that meets for breakfast at Jack’s every Monday morning. Smedley mused that many folks have some questions they would like to ask God but don’t have the […]