Elaine Jo Giamona

Healthcare Healthcare is not free overseas is not free overseas

Regarding Elaine Jo Giamona’s column in the Oct. 4, issue (Page A8, “Letter from England: What’s up with your healthcare?”), I am compelled to comment on the false impressi ...

Letter from England: What's up with your healthcare?

“It is very unusual for me to shout at my radio, but this morning, it took all of my willpower not to pick it up and throw it against the wall.” Those words began a compelling ...

Politics, religion and granola

I spent time recently with a compassionate and fascinating group of people. From different backgrounds. Yet they shared similar viewpoints when it came to human rights, modern ...

Bear bait in a tent or why I love public bathrooms

It wasn’t a new idea to sleep in a tent at the edge of a river. I’d done it before in a motor home and in a pup tent. But this time would be different, very different. I would ...

Tap dancing through life in a purple bathrobe works for me

This week, I’ve got Trudy on my mind. She was a gentle woman who loved all kinds of music and dance. I’m certain she could tap dance in her mind without leaving her bed. Last ...

A father's poem, words that will last forever

Sometimes we learn more about people after they have left this Earth than we knew when they were alive. My grandmother was a prolific letter writer. I’m told she had pen pals al ...

An Irish blessing for redheads, agnostics and atheists alike

Each time I sit down to write, it seems I’m guided far away from my original intention. This week’s column was scheduled to be about the sad state of our libraries or the Nati ...

Without love, love ... where would you be now?

The tune “Without love, love (where would you be now)” was rolling around in my head Friday morning. Truly, my intention the day before was to write an exposing article on the ...

I am going to die one day so best take action now

Sometimes, looking into the eyes of a newborn child can remind us of our own mortality. And sometimes a brief but annoying stay at the hospital reminds us. Sometimes, just hearin ...