Opinion

Trudi’s Corner: Age & Attitude

How many enjoy the day off to go to Atlantic City? There are some, I’m sure, tell you it’s not their cup of tea, but I’m one who does enjoy it. Some will tell you they spend the bonus, enjoy a nice luncheon and walk the boardwalk, of course, when it’s a nice day. For me, it’s a change of pace where I don’t have to be concerned about driving at a minimal cost.

Drug Shortages and Pediatric Care

At hospitals throughout New Jersey—particularly our children’s hospitals—shortages of basic and extraordinarily vital medications are cropping up at an alarming rate. In the case of Bactrim, the situation is all the more dire; winter is just around the corner, one of the prime times during the year for contracting pneumonia.

Trickle Down Tax Cuts: A Broken Record

I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. We’re now the biggest independent music store in St. Louis and employ 22 people. Our annual revenue is around $2 million. We’re a classic American success story.

How America’s Military is Helping America with Renewable Energy

A new report prepared for the Civil Society Institute (CSI) shows that the Department of Defense has served as an incubator for some of our most important technologies. The CSI report – “Department of Defense: Renewable Energy & Tech Transfer” – had a collection of interesting findings, and framed the discussion of renewable energy in a different and distinct light.

Trudi’s Corner: Mailbox Annoyances

I really thought that I had finally gotten through to some organizations in regards to name labels. Well, it just doesn’t seem to be the case, because I’ve gotten any number addressed to my husband who’s been gone over 20 years. I do know for a fact that I’m not alone in that direction. If there’s a pre-stamped envelope enclosed, I return it with the notation that he’s deceased over that many years.