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 By Mel White    Community    November 23, 2019 

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...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 3, 2019

Pun times!

Some years ago I was friends and bandmates with a brother and sister team who were great punsters....

 
 By Mel White    Community    July 20, 2019

Extra butter and a diet Pepsi

I love going to the movies, but I'm not sure I could tell you what my favorite part of the...

 
 By Mel White    Community    July 6, 2019

Calm down

The other day I was feeling pretty frustrated and blue and somewhat angry about the world situation...

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 22, 2019

More than a mere coupon

From time to time I like to share funny or encouraging or inspiring pieces that I get from friends...

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 8, 2019

Thank you, dad

My father passed shortly after Father's Day in June of 2000. I miss him still, and think of him...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 25, 2019

Carrots, eggs and coffee

Time to share another one of those little stories that shows up every now and then on my computer...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 11, 2019

Thanks to my villagers

I had a total knee replacement in February and once again I am reminded that it takes a village to c...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 27, 2019

Rainbow in my storm (my mom)

Mother's Day is right around the corner, which reminds me once again of how I lucked out as far as m...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 13, 2019

Small gestures can change a life

Wonderful little stories keep coming my way and I just keep wanting to share them with you. Here's...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 16, 2019

Goin' green (at least for a day)

As the granddaughter of Josephine Larimer, who was, coincidently, born Josephine O'Neil on March 17,...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 2, 2019

A date with yourself

Picture this: Saturday morning, after a wild week at work, you and your sweetie shoveled snow...

 

Learning from my dogs

As I'm sitting here trying to write my column for this issue of The Loop, and instead fretting...

 

First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove will be a Thank You to Dawn and Steve

First Friday in March will be a special thank you to Dawn Callahan and Steve Headrick for all that...

 

Love is big, love is little

In one of the movie versions of "Robin Hood," our hero is told by a friend that he will know when...

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 5, 2019

Starting over in the new year

Something about new beginnings and firsts have always delighted and fascinated me. Which is one of m...

 

Christmas giggles (and groans)

Just in case you need a little levity as you celebrate the Christmas holiday, here are a few Christm...

 

Happy holidays

As a child, thanks to my mother’s never-ending desire to learn all about other peoples and other...

 

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