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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Susan Crosby: More opportunities for Lodi volunteers

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Here are two more senior volunteering opportunities:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mokelumne Current: Celebrating ‘watershed’ moments

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This year’s Mokelumne Current is a banner year, matching the river’s nickname, the Mighty Mokelumne, the name given by some of those who have …

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Susan Crosby: Senior volunteerism, part one

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I had a conversation recently with an 80-year-old friend who is looking for ways to bring her out of her self-imposed isolation. She’s been in…

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Susan Crosby: Personal shoppers can make life easier

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Last October, News-Sentinel reporter Danielle Vaughn wrote about a new grocery option called Instacart, which provides a service to hand-pick …

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy

Tail-Waggers for April 21, 2018: Fiona, Bandit and Izzy

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Fiona is an approximately 2-year-old, medium-haired cat. She can be a bit on the feisty side, but underneath it all she’s a sweetheart who lov…

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Steve Mann: About Town

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If you look closely at the ad for LangeTwins Winery in a recent edition of "Her Life magazine," youÕll spot Charlie Swimley posing as an inter…

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Susan Crosby: Ever-evolving phone scams

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Last week my phone rang while I was in my car. I didn’t answer it because: 1. I never answer my phone while I’m driving; and 2. It displayed a…

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Susan Crosby: The compassion and dignity of hospice

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My previous column focused on Dr. Atul Gawende’s book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” and his important message on end-…

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane

Tail-Waggers for March 17, 2018: Topaz, Tank and Penny Lane

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Topaz is an approximately 3-year-old, spayed Cairn terrier mix. She weighs approximately 31 pounds.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini

Tail-Waggers for March 11, 2018: Hope, Bella and Houdini

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Hope is an approximately 6 1⁄2-month-old, spayed German shepherd/Doberman pinscher mix. She weighs approximately 42 pounds.

Susan Crosby: What matters in the end

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Philosopher Immanuel Kant says, “You need something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.” Kant’s thoughts are so basic, y…

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Susan Crosby: ‘I can, you can, we can’

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When life hands 84-year-old Georgia Owens lemons, she not only makes lemonade, she adds her own special shot of sweetness that makes you crave…

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Susan Crosby: When it’s time to talk about not driving

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One benchmark for a person’s worst day in life is often the day they stop driving. No matter what someone’s reason is for handing over the key…

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Susan Crosby: Lodi seniors are Partners against crime

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If you’re 30 or over and looking to give back to your city — or broaden your world — have I got an idea for you!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Susan Crosby: Words to live by

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I really appreciate journalists. They are tasked with using as few words as possible to answer who, what, why, when, where and how, plus evoke…

Monday, January 1, 2018

Susan Crosby: Who will take care of us?

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The November 2017 edition of the AARP Bulletin leads with this headline: “What is the best kept secret of caregivers in America? Forty percent…

Monday, December 18, 2017
Teri Spring: Understanding glycemic load and the glycemic index

Teri Spring: Understanding glycemic load and the glycemic index

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Every carbohydrate food (grains, cereals, sugars, starches, fruits, vegetables and milk) provide glucose (blood sugar).

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Susan Crosby: A look into a rare fourth act

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AARP declares us “senior” when we’re 50. The IRS calls us “elderly” at 60 and gives us free tax counseling. The government doesn’t label us, b…

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tail-Waggers for Dec. 16, 2017: Cody and Sienna

Tail-Waggers for Dec. 16, 2017: Cody and Sienna

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Cody appears to be a terrier mix, weighing almost 25 pounds. He’s 9 to 10 months old, his vaccinations are current, and he has been neutered a…

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Susan Crosby: Planes, trains and automobiles

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One of the pleasures of the holidays is being with family and friends. Sometimes it’s the only visit all year. However, travel can also be con…

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