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Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 50s

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 50s

The 50s: The “Sandwich Generation” As a part of changing demographics and longer life spans, those in their 50s are increasingly finding themselves sandwiched between the twin concerns of caring…

The Undercurrent: A ranching elegy — this is where the cowboy rides away

The Undercurrent: A ranching elegy — this is where the cowboy rides away

My husband, Dan, and I live on a piece of land off State Highway 144 next to the W.K. Gordon Ranch about eight miles south of Glen Rose. Being adjacent…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: An alternative to the imperial presidency

Lee Hamilton on Congress: An alternative to the imperial presidency

The march toward presidential unilateralism, whether the president is a Democrat or a Republican, dangerously undercuts our constitutional system. In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month,…

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 40s

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 40s

Lordy, Lordy, Guess Who’s 40? It’s your 40th birthday. No reason to be depressed. Forty is the new 20. Right? Got to be if 60 is the new 40, doesn’t…

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 30s

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 30s

Who Are the 30-Somethings? Adults in their 30s today were born between 1974 and 1984. According to some commentators, the early part of that decade birthed “Generation X” or the…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Striking a balance between privacy and liberty, security and secrecy

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Striking a balance between privacy and liberty, security and secrecy

The challenge for Congress and the courts is to put in place a rigorous and sustained oversight system to prevent abuse of the capabilities the NSA has been given. Every…

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 20s

Sandra Reed: Life care planning for your 20s

Life Care Planning Begins at 20 Want a happy, healthy, financially secure old age? The path to that goal begins at 20, is implemented through the 20s, upgraded in the…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Why the meditation craze fits into life care planning

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Why the meditation craze fits into life care planning

The Beatles Didn’t Start It Although the Beatles discovered meditation by the late sixties — remember Let It Be – the practice is centuries old. My first introduction to meditation came dating…

The Undercurrent: A new year’s resolution we’re keeping by giving away

The Undercurrent: A new year’s resolution we’re keeping by giving away

[Editor's Note: I'll provide a monthly update of our progress and a list of items at the end of this column.] When my husband, Dan, and I sat down recently…

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Budget process should be open, not closed

Lee Hamilton on Congress: Budget process should be open, not closed

Continuing resolutions and omnibus bills lift responsibility from most members’ hands. They produce decisions, but not in an open, democratic process. Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan…