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September is self-improvement month

September is self-improvement month

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call September 21, 2022

September – one grandchild is in college and four are in high school. Each is stepping outside their comfort zone and learning new and useful information and is continually improving oneself.  It...

Creating your personal wellness plan

Creating your personal wellness plan

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call August 26, 2022

August is “Wellness Month.” It is the month in which one should prepare a personal wellness plan and, if one has a plan, to review it for needed modifications. A wellness plan can help you to live...

It may be time for a midyear reboot

It may be time for a midyear reboot

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call July 19, 2022

July – the year is more than one-half over. It is time to consider whether your life needs rebooting. Time to consider whether you need change.  You reboot your computer to help keep it running...

Overcoming a fear of public speaking

Overcoming a fear of public speaking

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call June 25, 2022

I was in college when I discovered that I had glossophobia. An advisor had suggested that I take a speech course. Even then, more than a half-century ago, the importance and value of effective communication...

The true measure of a successful life

The true measure of a successful life

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call May 28, 2022

May – the month of graduations. I graduated in 1955, 1962, 1965 and 1970. First was graduation from high school in Palmer, Alaska. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, I attended college,...

Laughter is some of the best medicine

Laughter is some of the best medicine

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call April 27, 2022

I told my physical therapist that I had broken my arm in two places. She advised me to stay away from those two places. Humorous? I hope so, because humor plays an essential role in our overall...

County prosecutor launches Elder and Disabled Persons Abuse Hotline

County prosecutor launches Elder and Disabled Persons Abuse Hotline

April 1, 2022

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has launched a new Elder and Disabled Persons Abuse Hotline in March. Anyone with evidence of an elderly or disabled person being abused in St. Louis County...

March Madness in Nenana, Alaska

March Madness in Nenana, Alaska

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call March 31, 2022

March equals a time of madness. No, I am not referring to basketball. I am referring to the Nenana Ice Classic. My father was a gambling man. No, not a professional gambler. But upon retirement...

Establish goals in these four categories

Establish goals in these four categories

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call February 25, 2022

Last month I wrote that one was never too old to set goals. I suggested four categories of goals to establish – mental, physical, spiritual, and relationship – and promised to provide additional...

You’re never too old to set new goals

You’re never too old to set new goals

By For the Call February 1, 2022

Last month I had lunch with my friends Tom and Judy. Tom asked me what plans I had for my upcoming birthday. As a reader of the Call, Tom knew that I had written a column about skydiving on my 70th birthday....

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