Hello again for this closure to a perfectly horrible year. Let’s all be glad that 2020 will be gone and done for. 

Even before COVID-19 our isolated seniors in rural Amador County were at a higher risk for mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and suicide. Now more than ever it is important to let them know that there is help. Talking about mental health may not be easy, that is why we wa…

Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

What a perfectly terrible year it’s been. Not a single person I personally know has said that 2020 has been good for them. As has been my practice in the past, I’ve written about the trials and triumphs of the year when we get to the end, and this year is no exception. I have no triumphs to …

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Sierra Belles and ATCAA (Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency) partner together each year during the holidays for Operation Silver Belles. Members of the Sierra Belles make Christmas baskets filled with personal items and snacks for the isolated seniors in Amador County. Each year ATCAA p…

I am absolutely shocked at the changes in the world that I have missed in the last seven months! Being “older than dirt,” I thought I’d seen everything, but this world just blows me away. As you recall, the pandemic started roughly the middle of March this year. We were put on lockdown short…

Do you relish the idea of an afternoon nap? If so, you’re in good company. According to the National Sleep Foundation, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Napoleon, and Albert Einstein each fancied afternoon naps. Youngsters nap, and so do many seniors. But by and large, humans are part of t…