Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Final Thought: Falling into Fall

Final Thought: Falling into Fall

‘Leaf’ me alone if you see me with a rake running to a field. When people think of fall or autumn, they likely imagine bright yellow, red and orange hues on lines of trees that have overtaken the greens and…
Final Thought: A special mentor

Final Thought: A special mentor

Remembering my late friend, who survived the Spanish flu and lived to 108. When COVID-19 broke out, I immediately recalled stories I heard from the late Leonard McCracken, a survivor of the 1918-20 Spanish flu pandemic who lived to age…
Commentary: Venturing back to a salon during the coronavirus scare

Commentary: Venturing back to a salon during the coronavirus scare

Remember the shaggy, mop-top hairdo of the character Bobby Brady from The Brady Bunch? I’ve been sporting that ridiculous hairdo for several weeks. It’s not exactly comfortable as summer rapidly approaches, and it sure as heck isn’t stylish. Unfortunately, my…
Commentary: One man’s panic in the face of a meat shortage

Commentary: One man’s panic in the face of a meat shortage

Now we’re truly in a crisis. One that I may not survive. Meat processing suppliers across the country are temporarily closing, meaning grocery stores could experience meat shortages. Damn coronavirus. It wasn’t enough that you forced me to social distance,…
Commentary: ‘Big is bad’

Commentary: ‘Big is bad’

Mega-cruise ships aren’t better for seniors. Story: Joe Angione America’s cruise lines believe “big is better”: longer ships, wider ships, more decks, more high-energy activities, more on-ship shopping opportunities, more expensive, extra-cost restaurants, more ways to get you to spend…
Commentary: What did he say?!

Commentary: What did he say?!

Television audio often is unfriendly to seniors.  Story: Joe Angione Everybody knows getting old isn’t for sissies. Each year, seniors notice things are changing for them: their health suffers, and that includes their hearing, particularly their sensitivity to both loud…
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