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A journey through history along the Birmingham Civil Rights Trail

"It began at Bethel." With these words, historian and educator Dr. Martha Bouyer proceeded to take me back in time to the birth of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.

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YOU, WOMEN’S HISTORY, AND THE POWER OF SOCIAL SECURITY

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face.

Vintage Memories

"Dancing leprechaun’s hiding in a dawn day party wearing green or secretly getting pinched."

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Overcharging older Americans will not fix healthcare system

What would the new proposed "American Health Care Act" mean for Washington's older adults?

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Did you work for a government agency and not pay into Social Security?

If so, you need to know about GPO, Government Pension Offset.

The Surprise You Are

"...every time I see you, butterflies dance just under my ribs..."

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Fresh Alternatives to Salty Asian Sauces

Once you make these homemade Asian sauces, you'll never buy on in the store again.

The Luckiest Man I Ever Knew

Of course, Jeff’s luckiest day was the day he met me.

Celebrations of Life

I am sure it sounds strange to most people, but I actually enjoy funerals.

The Yukon will leave you spellbound

To most folks, the idea of taking a vacation in the Yukon during winter seems absurd. The geographically-challenged might first wonder where the Yukon is actually located. Then when they find out it's in the far northwest corner of Canada, they immediately imagine enduring howling winds, thirty below temps and unfathomable amounts of snow and ice amid miles of forbidding wilderness, and emphatically say, "Thanks, but no thanks!"

Loading the Dishwasher

How hard can it be to load a dishwasher?

Understanding Pain

Pain and Pleasure are identical twins. Yes, that’s a hard one to wrap your mind around!

Precious Pain

"I want to touch you with tender hands as I’d hold a newborn baby or stroke a sleeping pet..."

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Sweetheart meals for your heart

A meal out doesn't have to be unhealthy if you follow these tips.

“To Share with You”

"The perfume of roses that bloom in the lane, the freshness of air just after a rain,"