12/17/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Well, I finally decided to have a cataract removed. It happened last Wednesday.

I had been putting it off for the past year using any excuse I could to avoid the surgery — or I should say “procedure” which is the hospital euphemism. I had talked to many individuals who have had the operation and most were very pleased with the results. (more…)

04/29/17 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO In the name of safety, where a YIELD sign is currently painted on the roadway on the southern part of Waverly Place where it meets Grand Avenue, a stop sign is expected to be erected shortly.

JULIE LANE PHOTO

I remember how important it was for me as a teenager to get a driver’s license. I appeared at the motor vehicle bureau on my 16th birthday, birth certificate in hand, to get my junior license learner’s permit.

Now, more than a half-century later, I find myself looking at those signs that tell us it’s time to stop driving.  (more…)