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Lifestyles

Celebrating Black women writers: Toni Morrison

March 14, 2019

As we continue to feature African American female writers, this week we showcase Toni Morrison. Morrison is one of most beloved female writers in American history. She has exceptional creative energy for examining the life of African American women and the black experience. I have a few of her books in my home library. Here… [Read More]

Celebrating Black women writers: J. California Cooper

March 7, 2019

The first African American female writer featured this month is J. California Cooper. Ms. Cooper was honored as Black Playwright of the Year and has received the America Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. Ms. Cooper passed on September 26, 2014. I have a… [Read More]

Seven safety tips for senior travelers

February 28, 2019

You don’t have to stop traveling just because you’re getting older. If anything, it’s when you are older that travel means more; a lifetime of knowledge allows you to fully appreciate the new experiences you’re having. And, if not for travel, what did you work so hard for all those years? But being older does… [Read More]

Meet Cynthia M. Roberson – donation ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

February 21, 2019

In August 2014 Cynthia had kidney failure and went through dialysis for 3½ years. In March 2018, she got the call and on March 21, 2018 she had a kidney transplant at UW Health Hospital in Madison. “I am forever grateful for another chance of life that God granted me,” Cynthia says. “I am deeply… [Read More]

Books to build your personal library of inspiration

February 14, 2019

The President’s Bookshelf By Lynda Jackson Conyers For years, Nathan Conyers compiled lists of books which inspired him as a writer; that presented thoughts and experiences with which he believed everyone could identify with; and thereby gain insight, strength, and guidance. He thought that everyone should have their own library of spiritual, inspirational, and self-help… [Read More]

Be a kid with your kid

January 31, 2019

Sometimes life can get so busy that we miss out on important interactions with our family. Days move fast and nights fall short, often leaving a sense of asking where did the time go. Children grow up in our presence and we yearn for time lost when we realize that they are older and want… [Read More]

Wing It For Game Day

January 31, 2019

When bringing your friends and family together to watch the game, you’ll likely want to avoid any fumbles in the kitchen. Fret not and opt for a big batch of easy-to-make wings while incorporating these stress-free tips into your game plan to help ensure a resounding success: Delegate responsibilities. The best gatherings are a team… [Read More]

Tips for a faster refund

January 24, 2019

As the tax filing season approaches, there are steps you can take now to speed up the filing process. The faster your return is filed, the faster you get your refund. Even if you end up owing money to the IRS, knowing the amount due sooner gives you more time to come up with the… [Read More]

Skylight Musical Theater presents ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

January 17, 2019

Five Guys Named Moe, a joyful, jazzy tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and bandleader, runs January 25 to February 10, 2019, at Skylight Music Theatre. It features more than 25 songs, including favorites such as Saturday Night Fish Fry and Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie. The show is directed by… [Read More]

Seven winter safety tips for seniors

January 3, 2019

Help older people prepare for power outages and more unique challenges of wintertime weather. During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses — especially for seniors. Finding elderly care to assist your senior on… [Read More]