Mrs. Rumbleheart And Henry David Thoreau Both Continue To Teach

By:  Columnist Bob Grafe First Published:  March 18, 2010 Mrs. Rumbleheart, my fifth-grade public school teacher, was already within the ranks of “senior” citizenship the first day I entered her class at Lincoln School. Her classroom was in the typical style of “adequate for our needs” schools in the mid-1950s. There was a cloakroom where […]

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Every Minute In Life Counts!!

By:  Bob Grafe, Columnist © Did you know that you only have 10,512,000 minutes left to live?  That is correct if you are now a senior citizen age 65 and you expect to live to be age 85 – allowing for 20 more years of living.   Put another way, you have 7,300 more wake-up calls […]

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Is Alaska Still The Last Frontier?

Is Alaska still the last frontier? © By Bob Grafe The Gazette-Enterprise   Published July 16, 2009 Most senior citizens can look back on their life and reflect upon those “What if?” questions by answering with the emotionally soothing conclusion of “Well, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the long run anyway.” In most […]

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Senior ‘wild life’ can be truly entertaining

By Bob Grafe The Gazette-Enterprise   Published May 14, 2009 One of the advantages of being a genuine, bona fide senior citizen is the ease in which one can set aside one’s previous “younger days” wild life — for the wildlife. Once a senior citizen gets into the graying of America, the thrill of fast […]

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Senior Citizens Need To Speak Out Loudly To Control Our “Out Of Control” So-Called “Government Officials” At Every Level – They Use To Be Called “Public Servants!”

It’s that time of year again.  Those hazy, lazy, “crazy” days of summer.   But, hold on a minute.   According to those high-paid environmental so-called experts, our local “haze” is no longer such—it’s now categorized as smog.  Translated:  smog means that life here will now cost us more since we’ll have more government-salaried  “enforcement” employees […]

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