Publisher Podcasts

By: Stuart Rosenthal

Below are video & podcast interviews from Paul Vogelzang that feature our publisher Stuart Rosenthal. Paul Taylor Vogelzang, host of the Not Old — Better Show,  is an award-winning blogger, podcaster, writer, producer and style fanatic, known for his down to earth accessible reporting and advice for men and women 50 +. The Not Old - Better Show launched in 2014, where Paul shares... READ MORE

Congrats all around

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal

First, I want to congratulate the winners of our Celebration of the Arts amateur art competition. You may have seen the special insert we ran in our September issue, describing the contest and giving brief bios of our first, second and third place winners in each of the four categories. It was only days ago, however, that we held the Awards Ceremony for all the winners, including... READ MORE

Lack of trust — Part II

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal

Last month, I wrote about the disturbing state of Social Security and Medicare. I noted that an additional, unbudgeted-for $416 billion must be paid out of this year’s federal budget in order to meet the needs of Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries this year. Those programs are supposed to be funded each year out of the payroll taxes paid by every working American. Indeed,... READ MORE

A lack of trust (fund)

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal

Two questions arise from a recent article from the Associated Press that begins: “An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare...” First, what’s unexpected about it? (Answer: it’s only unexpected if you haven’t been paying attention.) And second, has this reported “weakening” become such a common alarm from the annual report of the Social... READ MORE

A complex subject

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal

For most Americans, recent headlines concerning unfair trade and retaliatory tariffs seem far removed from daily life. But for papers like the Beacon, a trade dispute with Canada — which has led to U.S. tariffs that have caused multiple and continuing increases in the price of newsprint since last fall — could be a life-and-death matter. So I have chosen to write about this,... READ MORE

Would you want to know?

By: Stuart P. Rosenthal

While we don’t currently have any medications or other approaches that effectively prevent or delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, it is heartening to know that research is being funded and that important discoveries are being made. At a recent event of the BrightFocus Foundation, which funds research into glaucoma, macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s, I met some of those ... READ MORE