Social Security Info
In previous posts, I have encouraged readers to create a personal my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/. Whether or not you now receive Social Security monthly benefits, online services are there for use. To create a my Social Security account, you must be at least 18 years old, have an email address and a United States mailing address. There are no fees to do this. As...
October 20, 2014 - 8:30am
One of the cardinal rules for patients is "Thou shalt not lie to the doctor."
But people do it anyway, and deception seems to be more prevalent than most of us might think. Software Advice, a practice management systems consultancy, recently surveyed 3,075 patients and learned that half of them have deliberately withheld information from a doctor or other health care professional at least some...
October 06, 2014 - 1:05pm
Sense and Centsibility
Its been a good garden year for me. Ive supplied my household, friends, family, passersby, and the local food shelf with a variety of beautiful, fresh, organic produce. I couldnt even begin to calculate the dollars saved. (Add in the physical and environmental benefits of gardening and the economic payback rises significantly.)
It is early October and the first frost has yet to hit the Twin Ci...
October 06, 2014 - 10:15am
Mitchell Congregational UCC
We thank Clarence, Kevin and Terry for their wonderful musical talent in performing the various concerts.
Thank you to Clarence for sharing his many musical talents of instruments during the "Christmas in July" concert - with the money going to the local snack pack program. Thank you to Pastor Sue for sharing her wonderful voice and Joan sharing in the readings.
Thank you to Terry and Kevin f...
October 05, 2014 - 8:26pm
Thoughts on Faith
in the Blue Ridge Mountains, eating corn fritters
and okra, passing the black-eyed peas. He loves
redbirds and kudzu, all that green tenaciousness.
He's not so much of a fan of men in white sheets,
gun racks, the Stars and Bars, but he's Jesus, so
he loves them anyway. The gospel of football
eludes him, but he sure likes to tailgate. He tells
me that all the commandments are really
August 16, 2014 - 2:11pm
Time at the Table
The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: GreyThursday, BlackFriday, Small BusinessSaturday, CyberMondayand now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ideas on what works or does not work for us, today is the day to give back and what a better way than with a gift option as well.
Our GivingTuesdayoption is a seasonal cookbook that also includes an ...
December 03, 2013 - 1:50pm
While this blog was originally intended to reassure my family and friends that I was indeed surviving the arctic tundra of Fargo, what it turned in to was a way for me to truly experience and enjoy the place I hadmoved to. In the beginning, I simply wrote about what I noticed around me. The food, the weather, the language and accents, etc. Eventually however, this blog inspi...
July 11, 2013 - 10:56am
Something incredible happened to a Muslim in Mecca, and he wanted to tell everyone about it. But when this man started talking about how he had seen Jesus Christ, he was thrown in jail, and then into a pool of rats. And thats when his story became even more amazing.
This story comes from Reuben David, a former journalism professor who has three masters degrees and now teaches and speaks in Ind...
November 14, 2012 - 2:46pm