In a national report released yesterday by the AARP, findings rank each state in terms of long term care for the elderly. The report considers such factors as nursing home affordability and accessibility, family support, and quality of life and care. The upshot? It sucks to get old in Texas.
Electricity issues may not get as much ink as abortion-ban legislation here in Texas, but there were a few bills filed this session -- more like kale than red meat -- that sure as heck would have had a bigger impact on your pocketbook. They were common-sense and pro-consumer protections and, obvious ... More >>
Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Fox & The Bird, Mikldrive Granada Theater September 16, 2011 Better than: having my concert hopes dashed due to rain (Sorry, Explosions in the Sky ticket-holders).Carolina Chocolate Drops When at their best, concerts are far more than a simple equation of an arti ... More >>
The Moody Blues Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie May 2, 2011 Better than: attending an AARP convention. The Moody Blues Seeing that most of the original members of The Moody Blues are well into their 60s and 70s at this point, it was no surprise that the audience that gathered together last nig ... More >>
Like I wrote last week, TNT's coming to town this week (and good luck with all that) to see if its wants to shoot Dallas in Dallas, which I can't even believe is a question at this point. Neither can Larry Hagman, who was at an AARP dinner last night and offered his own hot sports opinions about ... More >>
Photo by popofatticus via FlickrOn Christmas Eve across Santa-revering areas, many little tykes put on their jammies and set out a plate of treats and (usually) a glass of wholesome milk (or perhaps, cider) for Mr. Claus to nibble on. This, of course, is in appreciation of the gifts he'll stuff i ... More >>
Fleetwood MacAmerican Airlines CenterApril 30, 2009Better Than: Seeing a Fleetwood Mac cover band at an AARP Convention.Seemingly every MILF in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area made their way to the American Airlines Center last night to catch a truncated (but still powerful) version of Fleetwood ... More >>
In all these year-end, best-of lists, I'm seeing little respect given to the over 50 crowd. So, since I'm heading that direction myself, I thought I would be the one to share some AARP Holiday Cheer. 1. Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws The Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer finally incorporates som ... More >>
Hard-sell coin dealers make chump change
The bod couple: Al Goldstein and Josh Alan Friedman were feted at The Lodge last night. That, my friends, is how you know you've made it. Wanna know how to keep from winding up homeless and sleeping on the floor of a deli? "Pay attention to the Internet." That was among the more practical pearls of ... More >>
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