Virtual Worship: A Blessing for Some

Jehovah’s Witnesses Logging on for each of their virtual meetings, Reuben and Lachelle Jefferson prepare special ways in which to greet their friends, from personal nicknames to saying “I love you” in American Sign Language. Their aim is always to reach out and encourage. The Jeffersons were concerned whether the virtual platform would provide the…

Great Decisions Meets Twice in January

Sandy Epstein After meeting via Zoom in 2021, SaddleBrooke Great Decisions is happy to announce in-person meetings again this year. The 2022 SaddleBrooke Great Decisions program will convene its first meeting on Monday, Jan. 17. The second meeting of the year will be on Jan. 24. Meetings are held twice a month, January through April…

Nature Club Discovers the Mine with the Iron Door

Michael Buckley The November Nature Club meeting featured cultural anthropologist and acclaimed author Dr. Barbara Marriott. Dr. Marriott, a SaddleBrooke resident, has published 14 books detailing the history and personality of the Southwest. Barbara wove a wonderful story about the Mine with the Iron Door. Her presentation included a discussion of the legend, the book,…

Have You Ever Seen a Dream Falling?

Stuart Watkins Have you ever seen a dream falling Have you ever heard it hit the ground Well listen close little darling It don’t hardly make a sound Have you ever seen a heart breaking Have you ever heard it rip apart Well listen close little darling It don’t hardly make a sound Have you…

Relishing Pickleball: The Serve

David Zapatka Quoting from Pickleball Fundamentals: Master the basics and compete with confidence by Mary Littlewood, when hitting a serve, “contact must be made below the waist, which is defined as level with the navel.” Further, International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Official Tournament Rulebook rule 4.A1 states the arm ‘must be moving in an upward arc’…

In-Person Social Connection Is Vital to Our Well-Being

Is the isolation and lack of meaningful connection affecting you? Maybe you are still socially active to a degree, but it is not the same as before. In an article titled, “The Importance of Connection,” by Katie Stiles, we learn that even in our times of ease of technological connectivity, people have lost the valuable,…