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Editor's Comments


  This issue’s column is brought to you by Rachael Ray!  I was going through a Rachael Ray food/cooking (I like both) magazine and started to feel a thread. As I circled items that appealed to me I decided to share them with you. This may look more like notes on the refrigerator, but succinct might be most effective for this.
“Adventure is a state of mind.” “All you need is an adventurous spirit to make each day of your life seem a little fresher and more fun.” “One of my favorite pastimes is getting lost; Drive in any direction and find out where one tank of gas will get you.” (As a pilot, I learned to consider ¼ tank of fuel as EMPTY. Do not run dry, unless you brought enough friends to push you to a gas station and make sure they are friends who can laugh through the good times and the not-so-good times.)
Another suggestion is to do something adventurous even if that is not the real you. To make it easier, take along a friend who is more “chicken” than you are. Feel free to express your discomfort with others. Plan a
celebration of some kind for afterward . . . or along the way. Think about how good it will all sound at your funeral. Life IS story, so make a good one.
Here’s an interesting wake up! Turn on a bright light when you make your morning coffee. Whatever your morning ritual is, the light will help boost serotonin and melatonin levels that regulate mood and sleep cycles. The light can also be a stimulant for people with depression or seasonal affective disorder. (50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers)
In my day care center work feeding 535 children a day, I did research on “Best by,” “Sell by,” and “Use by” dates marked on food. I found that there is no government regulation on these. They are set by the packager. Research shows that if the can is not bulging, the food inside is good, so use it up. Last week, I opened a #10 can (The one about the size of your head.) of Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) bacon bits. It had been in my parents’ emergency storage since 1973. They taste just like the ones I buy at the store, and they spice up my scrambled eggs and are a yummy salad topper.
The moral of the story . . . at OLLI, there is no “Best by” “Sell by” and “Use by” limits on your age, so use it up and feed your mind. Have an adventurous attitude about the “on-line” registration. Yes, it is a change, but it will be good for you. Try it; you’ll like it.

Sun Staff


  • Richard Adams

Associate Editor

  • vacant

Copy Editors

  • Tina Bowman
  • Elizabeth Reinhart
  • Eileen Ringerman
  • Sallie Rodman


  • Barbara Butler
  • Ed Dignan
  • Rosalind Hertz
  • Ina Levin
  • Sylvia Manheim
  • Sydelle Pomi
  • Thelma Teitel
  • Suzanne Walsh
  • Jim Worsham


  • Richard Adams

Graphics - Cartoonists

  • Harold Drab
  • Phil Garcia


  • Rebecca Low


OLLI Governing Council
Name Position
Dr. Barbara White Executive Director
William Fitzpatrick President
Naida Tushnet Vice President
Karin Covey Treasurer
Vicki O'Toole Secretary

Wes Peck
Kathy Winkenwerder

Technology Working Group
vacant Membership Services Working Group

Pat Wrenn

Karen McDonough

Educational Group

Rick Adams

Communications Group

Michael Gavin Member-at-Large
Les Jacobson Member-at-Large
Malcolm Green President Emeritus

OLLI Advisory Board

  • Donald Brault
  • Dixie Grimmett
  • Kit Katz
  • Donald Lauda
  • Rosemary Lewallen
  • Dr. Susan Mathieu
  • Theresa Marino