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  • By John Fanning

As I push my cart to the doorway of Costco and flash my membership card to a person who may or may not be looking, there is an air of smugness with the realization that I am a member and permitted to spend my money.

  • By John Fanning

I am not Doctor Death! The Final Exit Network is not a killing machine! We are not in the helium business! We are not ghouls! We do not hate God!

  • By John Fanning

Perhaps you have heard this story. If so, please bear with me as I am using it to encourage you to do something that you and in fact many of us are very reluctant to do.

  • By John Fanning

With the dramatic change in the social, ethical and moral content of our country and its people, and what I suspect will continue unbridled for the next four years, I find myself drifting from the enlightened self-interest ethic to unenlightened self-interest joining the near majority who ap…

  • By John Fanning

Leaving behind the “fiscal cliff,” the cliff divers and all the cliff dwellers, and the media who promote a Thelma and Louise moment, my wife and I head for Tampa to board a ship bound for the southern and western Caribbean. On it, I plan to go over the cliff, the electronic device cliff!

  • By John Fanning

Not long after my mother passed away suffering the pain and indignities associated with those who have the need to promote longevity and technologically inhibiting death, my financial adviser started pressing his efforts to sell me a long-term care policy.

  • By John Fanning

In my commentary “Here’s why Obama won’t lose in 2012,” (Oct. 2, 2011), I reluctantly presented reasons why Obama can’t lose regardless of who the Republicans put up to run against him. My conservative friends were not happy. My liberal friends viewed it as a tongue-in-cheek” analysis and di…

  • By John Fanning

Planning for IF something should happen is one thing. Planning for WHEN something is SURE to happen, sooner of later, is quite another. Planning for death is not IF planning, it's WHEN planning. Death always happens suddenly no matter how long it has been in the process, or how much we think…

  • By John Fanning

You cannot imagine how difficult it is for me to write this commentary having to face the stark realization that Obama won't lose the election in 2012. It doesn't matter who runs against him. The Republicans have a knowledgeable and qualified field of candidates. All of them except two are m…

  • By John Fanning

Not long ago our children and grandchildren came for a visit. Four adults in their 40s. Four grandchildren ages 12 to 17, evenly split boys and girls. All had electronic devices of one kind or another. Some had two. One had three. Charging units, wires and other equipment were a part of the …

  • By John Fanning, Special to the Green Valley News

During his offer of the nation’s condolences after the Tucson shootings, President Obama called on Americans to “draw a lesson from the lives of the fallen and the actions of the heroes and usher in a new era of civility in their honour.” He expressed hope their deaths would lead to more civ…

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