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Thursday, June 4, 2020

M is for mess

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

It’s amusing most of our healthcare options start with the letter M. And appropriately so, because much of it is a convoluted mess!

It has been this way for at least as long as I’ve been alive, or at least since I was in preschool. That is when my adopted father died, leaving his wife a new single mother with two young children.

Precious and missed

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Winter, you owe us a snow month! You are precious, and you are missed.

Our winter with almost no snow has been a field day for germs. Just in time for the new coronavirus.

The cold air and inside heat without snow’s moisture is a recipe for dry skin. Yuck!

Personally, I would not mind a little break from my day job. It’s the kind of job that I feel guilty for taking time off from, so enough snow to shut it down for a day or two would be nice.

MAMA'S MUSINGS - Me and the IRS

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I pay to have my taxes done. Why? Because doing them makes me nervous. Some time ago, I missed a digit on an efiled return and was shocked to get a tax bill in the mail until I went back and discovered my error. And after I was separated, I was able to claim “Head of Household.” That was new to me, and I wanted professional guidance.

Like most people, I don’t like taxes. BHut there’s something about them I like less than doing them; a provision of the PATH Act. Passed in 2015, the act was meant to do several things, including preserving some tax cuts, and to help combat fraud.