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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....

Give the gift of effective communication

Give the gift of effective communication

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call December 12, 2021

This Christmas give someone a gift that will last a lifetime: the gift of effective communication. Communications skills are essential throughout a lifetime. A baby attempts to imitate the sounds...

A cancer survivor’s journey

A cancer survivor’s journey

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call November 29, 2021

My journey began in November of 2019. I had been feeling fine. No pain or discomfort, but for some unexplained reason I had been losing weight. After tests, the doctor’s diagnosis was pancreatic...

Tracing back history this Halloween

Tracing back history this Halloween

October 30, 2021

The history of Halloween can be traced back 2,000 years. The ancient Celts associated the end of summer and the beginning of the dark, cold winter with death. They believed the boundary between the...

The birth of the American republic

The birth of the American republic

By Carl Hendrickson, Healthy Living October 3, 2021

At the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers found it was as difficult to govern a country as it was to free the people from an oppressive government. At the conclusion of the...

My great adventure by sea and train

My great adventure by sea and train

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call July 23, 2021

It was July when I disembarked from the small ship in Russian America. The year was 1947 and the land is now called Alaska, meaning “great land” in the language of the native Aleuts. This territory...

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