This summer I took a vacation from writing this column, but here are some observations from that period. My extended time off taught me to look at retirement in a new way. I used to feel sorry for people who reached retirement age because it signaled getting old. But during my vacation from the column, […]
Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old man. I served in the army and deployed to Afghanistan. I was medically discharged for PTSD about two years ago. I’m currently going to school to be a firefighter, but I’m afraid I’ve picked this field not because it interests me, but because I cannot go back into the […]
Notes from the recently completed Pacific Northwest Volcano Tour: GIVE ME MAPS TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS … thanks to the good folks at Triple-A, we now have the best maps in the world as we attempt to track down as many volcanoes as possible in a one-week period without actually coming into contact with orange-hot […]
Dear Annie: Six years ago, I divorced my alcoholic, workaholic husband and became a single parent. My ex has regular visitation, but I am the one who handles all the sick days, school conferences, injuries, etc. He never bothers. Shortly after the divorce, I had to take a job at a much lower salary. There […]
Our annual decorating contest saw many wonderful entrants, and we at The Enterprise are grateful to the families who have provided us with so much holiday cheer.
Although the economy is still causing many to scale back, it was heartwarming to see how many people are willing and able share the joy of the season. Plus, it’s hard to beat this no-/low-cost entertainment!
By bundling up and strolling or biking through Wildhorse, or driving along our route map of delightfully decorated displays, the entire family will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas for just …
Two years ago Sunday, I married my best friend. And I’m thrilled to report that marriage hasn’t changed that. Known as The Cutest Man In The World (TCMITW) to those of you who’ve followed this thread for the last decade or so, Joe is proof positive that soulmates really do exist. I know I’ve found […]
DebraDeAngeloW The best part of last week’s story about my adventures in radio commercials is the part I didn’t tell: getting there. But first, some context. I have the bladder of a hamster. And my urgency ratio is directly linked to my stress level. The higher the stress, the greater the urgency. If I’m anxious […]
Enterprise columnist Whenever I have pictured myself as a soldier, something IÕve done many times over the years, especially during the Vietnam era, IÕve imagined myself feeling totally out of place in war. I imagine myself going along with whatever IÕm supposed to do, because IÕm basically obedient and a conformist, but keeping my thoughts […]
Farm Fresh To You, a West Sacramento-based produce delivery service, announced this week that its Donate-A-Box program has reached the 10,000-box donation mark. The company partners with six food banks throughout the state, including the Yolo Food Bank, to ensure that hungry people have fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets. Farm Fresh To You […]
Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers’ doorsteps, has launched a new program called Donate-A-Box and has received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant of $100,000 to develop and market the program. Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional […]
By Brian Melley LOS ANGELES — Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds. After she went to the emergency room in November vomiting and with a severe migraine, Gideon, her husband and […]
Make resolutions stick By making your New Year’s resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance you’ll keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. The American Psychological Association offers these tips when thinking about a new year’s resolution: * Start small: Make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, […]
Dear Annie: I am one of five sisters. We are all adults with children of our own. One lives in New Jersey and the others live in Florida, three of us in the same city. My sister, “Claire,” lives two hours away. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. With good doctors and […]
Dear Annie: My granddaughter, “Tara,” is 27 and a single mother of a 4-year-old daughter. I have been the child’s caregiver since birth, and we are very close. When Tara lost her job, we allowed her to move in, with the understanding that she would get another job and pay us rent that we would […]