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MWC Work | Love | Life | Life Lessons | Inspiration | Non-fiction

Actually, 70 years, but the first 25 years kinda sorta don’t count!

The first time I met my future wife, I had fallen on top of her when we were simultaneously tossed out of a wagon together. I was the lucky one because I landed on top of her, our heads bumped at the wrong angle, and she got a cut forehead…

Medium Membership Program | Writing | Reading | Self Improvement | Life

Why it is the best $5.00 a month you will never spend!

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Medium PAYS ME to write for them!

When I retired at the end of 2018, life was normal. COVID-19 wasn’t even being mentioned in the news. I had plenty of chores to keep me busy for the foreseeable future and I was enjoying myself, and all my newfound freedom.

Two months later, I would find myself holed…

WriteHere, Death, Creativity, MWC Death, Miscellaneous

My 47-year-old father’s death crushed me harder than anything I saw while I was in Vietnam.

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Cemeteries are the landlords of our lifeless bodies. Inside each casket, you will find a lifetime of memories, if only the residents could talk. For many of us, they also contain the answers to many unspoken questions.

You can stroll through any of these in the daytime and find them…

Christmas | Traditions | Family | Peace | Goodwill to all

Mistletoe, window stencils, tinsel, popcorn strings, and coloring books kept us busy preparing for Santa

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As I sit by the hearth, drinking a cup of coffee is a fitting way to greet the early morning on a cloudy December day. I am listening to the hissing, crackling sound of wood burning in the fireplace as I inhale the faint, tell-tale smokey aroma from a fire…

Student Loans | Loan Payments | Loan Forgiveness | Schools | Education

Are You Ready to Make Your Student Loan Payments Again?

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The federal student loan forbearance program, administered by the Department of Education, is being discontinued.

The payment suspension, interest-free forbearance program, enacted on March 13th, 2020 by then-President Trump, will expire on January 31st, 2022. …

Covid | Health | Virus | Life Lessons | Life

It is way too soon to let your guard down

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The whole world is suffering from “Pandemicitis” and there is no end in sight as we move into the Christmas Season. That begs the question: Are we in for another worldwide shutdown?

Several nations, including America, have already taken the unusual step to ban travelers coming from South Africa and…


Killing sprees, gang warfare, and school shootings haven’t changed the gun laws in America

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Judging by the last couple of days’ headlines in the newspapers here in the United States, the issue of gun controls needs prompt attention:


Simon says: When market turmoil erupts, you may want to freeze.

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Most of us think of ourselves as “investors” because we may have an IRA or 401-k with our employer. We don’t know much about the stock market and rely on our co-workers or friends for investment advice. We have neither the time nor the patience to do the required homework…

Ken Kayse

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