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 By Mel White    Community    July 4, 2020 

Freedom for all

As a kid I loved the Fourth of July, even though I didn't really understand what it was all about....

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 20, 2020

On dads and fatherhood

Dads sometimes seem like the forgotten parent, but believe me they are not. Here are some quotes on...

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 6, 2020

Still too much stuff

I'm currently in the middle of packing and purging, and sorting and tossing, and consequently I...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 23, 2020

Mask it or...?

I gotta say, I don't understand the hysteria and controversy over wearing masks in these days of...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 9, 2020

On mothers and motherhood

Mother's Day is going to be a bit different this year, as many of you will not be able to be with...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 25, 2020

Just another day

Just another day in this time of Coronavirus. Just another day like yesterday was, and the day...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 11, 2020

Puns and giggles

These are trying times in which we find ourselves, and aside from bad news and the occasional moment...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 28, 2020

Healing in interesting times

An old curse goes: “May you live in interesting times.” Hmmm. Have we been cursed or what?...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 14, 2020

Happy March

March is one of my favorite months. In like a lion, out like a lamb – the weather is always wild a...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 14, 2020

Healing in interesting times

An old curse goes: “May you live in interesting times.” Hmmm. Have we been cursed or what?...

 

Black Women's History

February is Black History Month, and March is Women's History Month. Since this issue of The Loop...

 

FOMO, JOMO

I used to suffer greatly from a condition known as FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out. I wanted to see...

 

Love is...

Valentine's Day is coming right up, and Valentine's Day is all about love. And we all know love...

 

Go ahead, be happy right now

I get a lot of wonderful and inspirational emails and messages, almost all with a note at the...

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 4, 2020

Ready for 2020

Another new year is upon us. And I'm meeting this new year once again with a plethora of mixed...

 

Changing holiday traditions and memories

Holidays are a tough time for some people, for a variety of different reasons, and I have been one o...

 

New rules for the Holidays

Here's another little gem from that prolific writer "Author Unknown" that came across my desk via...

 

Something to be thankful for every day

I find myself struggling to write a Thanksgiving column this week, as no matter what I say, I am...

 

Playing tag

Some people grumble all the way to the Department of Motor Vehicles when they have to get new...

 

Bye bye, Benny-Mon

Plenty of good things have happened in my life, and one of the best things that's happened is...

 

Let's do the mammo again

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which makes this a good time to remind everyone to take...

 

They make a difference (and we need them to)

A couple of issues ago I wrote about a wake-up call I had in the early 1980s when I went to pick up...

 

It really is amazing

(Once again, especially for S. and E., with love.) TV ads say, "It's amazing what happens when you...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 31, 2019

They make a difference (a call for good news stories)

In the early 80s I was Recreation Director for Big Sisters of Marin, which meant I planned and imple...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 17, 2019

Shipwrecked

Here's another one of those little gems, a story called "Shipwreck" with a great message: A...

 

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