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 By Mel White    Community    July 17, 2021 

Everything is someplace 

My friend Arlene called one day to let me know that her 18-year-old daughter was moving out of the...

 
 By Mel White    Community    July 3, 2021

Thinking about freedom for all 

Ever since I grew up enough to be aware that the American ideal and the American reality are two dis...

 
 By Mel White    Happenings    June 19, 2021

Celebrate First Friday at the Treasure Trove 

First Fridays are back! Now that downtown has reopened we are once again able to offer our First Fri...

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 19, 2021

On fathers and fatherhood 

For some reason, mothers and Mother's Day seems to be a much bigger deal than fathers and Father's...

 
 By Mel White    Community    June 5, 2021

Welcome summer! 

I know that the official start of summer isn't for a couple of weeks yet (that is, June 21), but...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 22, 2021

Remembering... 

Memorial Day is coming up and for many of us, the three-day Memorial Day weekend signals the...

 
 By Mel White    Happenings    May 22, 2021

Classes resume at the Treasure Trove

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be able to offer classes and community events at...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 8, 2021

On mothers and motherhood, 2021 

Mother's Day last year was difficult for many because of the pandemic and not being able to be with...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 24, 2021

A normal Sunday drive, finally

Back in the day, my folks loved to take us kids for a drive on Sunday afternoons, after church, and...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 10, 2021

Still surviving COVID

The Coronavirus stole my January as I was home sick for a couple of weeks, then in Tehachapi...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 27, 2021

COVID got my January

In early January I was fighting what I thought was a head cold. Sniffles and stuffiness. Then it...

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 2, 2021

All moved in, ready for the new year

I'm happy to tell you I'm all moved into my new place (although I'm far from being all unpacked),...

 

No charge

Here's another one of those sweet stories that has been sent to me via the wonderfully prolific...

 

Chris' crew gets 'er done

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and I've written about how it also took a village to...

 

Dark and scary times

Usually this time of year I like to write about how I love October, the month of Halloween,...

 

Mammo month

Right off the top of my head, I can't think of anyone who hasn't been affected by some kind of...

 

Feeling hopeful

The sky was blue, the smoke cleared for awhile, the sun was shining but there was a light breeze...

 

The Daffodil Principle

Here's another one of those wonderful little tales that makes its way through the universe by...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 29, 2020

The most American thing we can do

With a nod to the old joke about illegal voting, I say to you in all seriousness: "Vote early and vo...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 15, 2020

Normal sports, not-so-normal sports

I love sports. I played them all through childhood (and yes, I was the only girl who played...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 1, 2020

32 strange things to get your mind off politics...

From time to time people send me things via email, most of which have no author credited. Some make...

 
 By Mel White    Community    July 18, 2020

We are all in this together

Going through a box of old papers, I found this poem that my mother had cut out from some...

 
 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...

 

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