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February 10, 2019

Since becoming Medicare eligible, I’ve encountered an agency even more difficult to deal with than the cable company: the Social Security Administration.

Correspondence is confusing, and the wait to talk to a real person on the phone is punishing.

I’d been looking forward to turning 65…


My heart is in Rocky Mount

February 03, 2019

Braswell Memorial Library called. A book I requested is in, being held for me to pick up. I’ll go today, I decide. I need a trip to downtown Rocky Mount.

I need a trip downtown to calm and reassure myself after a second Monday afternoon spent observing a City Council meeting about the city…


Waiting for City Council to do the right thing

January 27, 2019

“Area residents pack chambers during meeting” read the headline in Tuesday’s Rocky Mount Telegram. I was one of those in the overflow crowd, sacrificing my Monday afternoon to wait out a City Council that quickly adjourned to a closed session.

Unless you’ve been living under…


Exercise or get off the equipment

January 20, 2019

It’s January and judging by the crowd at the local Planet Fitness, a popular New Year’s resolution must have been “go to the gym.”

I wish some of these people had added “actually work out while at the gym.”

You see, it’s been my observation that lots of…