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Exercising Your Own Voice My friend of 38 years came to stay with me. She needed to get away from home. She is 90 and recently had a mild stroke. Though the damage done is almost imperceptible, she has had to do physical and speech therapies to regain the mental and physical...

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Funeral Divas Just Want To Have Fun By Susan McNeal Velasquez On March 27, my Aunt Marie died at age 89. She lived in New York City and had Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband was her sole caregiver. As death approached, many decisions had to be made, and I became his long-distance...

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Funeral Divas Just Want To Have Fun On March 27, my Aunt Marie died at age 89. She lived in New York City and had Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband was her sole caregiver. As death approached, many decisions had to be made, and I became his long-distance partner. It has been an...

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Your Friendship Quotient “Life without a friend is death without a witness.” (Rose Macaulay-1928) A benefit of living in Laguna is the easy involvement opportunities like the L.B. Woman’s Club or the American Association of University Women (AAUW), to name just two. There are...

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Plain Speaking Mark Dressler, a drama teacher extraordinaire who has supplied leadership for the drama programs at Laguna Beach schools for many years, took the time to write a note to the editor in response to my column of a few weeks ago about the “Think It Over” parenting...

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Plain Speaking  Mark Dressler, a drama teacher extraordinaire who has supplied leadership for the drama programs at Laguna Beach schools for many years, took the time to write a note to the editor in response to my column of a few weeks ago about the “Think It Over” parenting...

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Think It Over   As I reached the Peppertree Lane entrance, the teenage girls standing nearby were regrouping. “Oh my gosh! This man across the street yelled at me, telling me I was filled with sin and I’d be hearing baby cries for the rest of my life!” The girls each had...

Wisdom Workout

Think It Over   As I reached the Peppertree Lane entrance, the teenage girls standing nearby were regrouping. “Oh my gosh! This man across the street yelled at me, telling me I was filled with sin and I’d be hearing baby cries for the rest of my life!” The girls each had...

Mothers Share Their Sandwich-Generation Secrets

An educational and informative program devoted to mother-daughter communication will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach. Three speakers, all mothers of daughters and all trained professionals, will share practical information and answer question...
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