Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mary’s musings

By Mary Bridges, chaplain
Salina Presbyterian Manor

When I turned 65, I changed my hair color, and for a number of years my dark hair was highlighted with a variety of colors. Over the years, I have been a redhead, and once even tried some purple. READ MORE

Indomitable spirit

Peg Britton on Pi Day.

Peg Britton on Pi Day.

Peg Britton achieved many firsts as a mid-century feminist on the prairie

It seems incredible now to hear how Peg Britton was treated in college. Professors threatened to flunk her. She was denied basic privileges that men enjoyed. She worked twice READ MORE

Neil Diamond and Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

Medication and surgery can help, but symptoms impact basic abilities (Photo credit:

By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue

Fans of Neil Diamond grieved last month to learn that the longtime pop singer has canceled the remainder of his 50th anniversary tour following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

“Very sad news,” one fan wrote on READ MORE