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VA study of service dogs for PTSD raises questions

April 24, 2016 By ALLEN G. BREED The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. more »»

Looking back and looking forward

April 17, 2016 First, I have to say I’m writing this on Tuesday, which happens to be my birthday — 56 if anyone is keeping track. And you know what that means??Birthdays are for looking back and looking ahead. more »»

A big month for birthdays

April 10, 2016 When I awakened today, I am writing this on Tuesday, to 6 degrees, yes, the single digit 6! I couldn’t help asking, “What happened to spring?” Everything, including birds returning north, were... more »»

A word from my ArtReach boss

April 3, 2016 I got a surprise email from my former boss, ArtReach director Kathryn Schultz Miller, after last week’s column appeared. It was great to hear from her and know she was still keeping up with me. more »»

Starring in the original play, ‘Blue Horses’

March 27, 2016 Last week I mentioned I toured with ArtReach, the outreach arm of the American Repertoire Theatre right after my junior year at Indiana University in their theater program. more »»

My so-called singing career

March 20, 2016 I recently re-acquainted with a friend from junior high-school back in Ohio. After talking about the springtime bird songs she was enjoying, she suggested I write about my singing aspirations. more »»

American Idol plays final year

March 13, 2016 As you guys know I have mentioned to you many times that I am a major fan of “American Idol” and “The Voice.” This year is the final and 15th year of “American Idol. more »»

A Trump by any other name smells as bad

March 6, 2016 I want to talk to you guys about a wonderful video I saw by John Oliver, the host of This Week Tonight, who also took over for John Stewart’s Daily Show while he was making a movie last summer. more »»

Leaping back to sitcoms

February 28, 2016 Well, guys, they don’t make TV shows the way they used to. I am reminded of that because I just watched an episode of the old Bob Newhart Show from a DVD collection going back to 1973. more »»

Overcoming obstacles and finding peace

February 21, 2016 ??In recent years we’ve heard a lot about Malala, the girl from Pakistan who was persecuted and shot for wanting girls to have an education. more »»

A few words about Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016 I’ve always been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Even when I was pursuing my acting career in L.. more »»

Reflecting on long-term personal care

February 7, 2016 I recently got a haircut from my dear friend Alan. He always gives the best cuts and comes right to my hous. more »»

Growing up and growing older

January 31, 2016 Watching entertainment news recently I saw where some actors were boycotting the Oscars coming up soon because of lack of diversity and that most of the academy were older, white males. more »»

A special tribute to my readers

January 24, 2016 Thanks to all my many readers who faithfully keep up with what’s going on in my life by following my column these past 20 years. more »»

Icy entertainment has begun

January 17, 2016 With snow and cold belatedly hitting the Northeast, I now have lots of icy entertainment outside my window.?It started Jan. more »»

Back to wearing turtlenecks

January 10, 2016 I’ve always been a proponent of wearing turtlenecks during the winter months. This goes back to my childhood when my parents would take us skiing. more »»

Snow and cold arrives

January 3, 2016 Dear readers, I must state the obvious here and wish you all a happy and healthy new year! We almost missed having any snow before the New Year started. more »»

Christmastime in California

December 27, 2015 I have never been one to dwell on the past, but rather to try and look to the future. more »»

Headshots that didn’t make it into my book

December 20, 2015 So guys, as I was picking out headshots for my memoir, “In Kathryn’s Korner,” which is now available at Mysteries on Main Street, Canada Lake Store and online at www. more »»

Fifty years worth of poetry

December 6, 2015  Well, guys, 2015 seems to be a year of publishing for us. Herman, aka Richard Nilsen, came out with his Adirondack mystery “An Old-Fashioned Shooting” in June after having it achieve 4. more »»



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