December 2021 January 2022 Issue

Articles Found in This Issue

Money in a jar labeled "Retirement" on a pink background
© Magryt,
How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement? - Calculating an approximate number of how much you’ll need to save for retirement is actually pretty easy and doesn’t take long to do.
Photo of a senior woman wearing a mask, sitting on a blue couch.
Beating the Blues and Managing Depression - Sometimes, depression and fears can get the best of us. Here are some techniques you can use to help manage depression.
Photo of happy senior couple driving in a convertible. They are snowbirds.
© manpeppe,
Where Have All the Snowbirds Gone? - My wife and I are the only snowbirds we know. Few are willing to brave the early-bird special lines to stake out a claim to Florida sunshine. 
Celebrate Winter Solstice 2021
Celebrate Winter Solstice 2021 - Winter Solstice 2021 offers a special treat—a “Great Conjunction,” when Jupiter & Saturn are closer together than they've been in centuries.
Lynn’s Garage Gym
Lynn’s Garage Gym - “Lynn’s Garage Gym” opened in 2020, and it has saved a few of us from becoming slugs, sitting on sofas surrounded by Tootsie Roll wrappers.
Review: Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
Review: Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers - Patrick Kavanaugh's "Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers" is a treasury of composers' spiritual influences on music across the centuries.
Book Review: Flight to Forever, by Debbie Burke
Book Review: Flight to Forever, by Debbie Burke - From a senior care facility to the peak of Forever Mountain, Debbie Burke ratchets up the pace and intensity in Flight to Forever
Photo of a chukar walking on hard ground with a blurred chukar in the background
© Phototrip,
A Chukar Hunter’s Stocking Stuffer - Bird hunter on your holiday gift list? Look no further than A Chukar Hunter’s Companion for folks enamored by these challenging birds. 
Carol Deaner
Carol Deaner: The Panhandle’s Patron of the Arts - Carol Deaner wants to make sure everyone around Sandpoint can access the arts, from elementary schoolchildren to visiting adults.
Memorial for the USS Arizona
© graphy111,
Idahoans Who Served at Pearl Harbor - Of the 2,403 people killed during the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941, 11 were from Idaho.
Photo of a female hunter taking aim with her rifle.
© Franz12,
The Hunters Season - Time, like a river, keeps on flowing. We can’t stop it or make more of it. It’s what we do with time — in the hunters season — that matters. 
Northwest Cider Association December Cider Sampler
Local Artisan Cider Houses Pressed for the Holidays - Idaho cider houses offer prize-winning, artisanal beverages made from locally harvested fruit, some specifically for the holiday season.
Bob Hunt, Publisher Idaho Senior Independent
Letter from the Publisher: Replace Fear with Gratitude - What if you count to five before reacting to an idiotic situation? Instead of responding like a jackass, try this simple solution—gratitude.