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I am a noodler. For those who may not be familiar with this term, it simply means “one who noodles”. Noodling is also another name for daydreaming or spacing cadet, and it can be … more
Dear Lexis, I’ve been working on improving my emotional landscape, but no matter what I do I don’t seem to see any progress. I find myself losing faith. I feel like I’ve changed … more
Thirteen-year-olds can AirDrop Simpsons memes from across the room, and artificial intelligence made chess masters like Garry Kasparov obsolete. But for all our technological advances, at home, … more
Did you know that the only low-vision clinic on the west coast that offers free vision-aid equipment and referrals is right here in Thurston County? It's the Corbin Low Vision Resource Clinic, … more
Dear Lexis, I am having a problem with motivation. I know that I should focus and get to work but every time I start I find myself feeling depressed, sad, or entirely without motivation. I … more
Letter to Washington State Patrol; Mr. Turk; I have lived in Olympia for 40 years. I am writing about the illegal trespass and vandalism activity that took place on January 6 at the Wa State … more
Until today The JOLT has successfully kept our pledge to focus exclusively on local issues. We cover news, events and people in Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia and nearby areas of Thurston County. It … more
I have no sense of direction. None. Zippo. I consider this lack a birth defect and have come to terms with it over the years. When I lived in the Dallas, Texas area, I nearly lost my mind a number … more
I have to admit, I almost feel sorry for old 2020. It's been catching a lot of hate these days, and not without cause. Of course, the year we call 2020 -- with the obligatory eye-roll -- isn't an … more
Dear Lexis, I find myself feeling a bit stuck lately. Life seems to be going okay, but I don't feel particularly hopeful or happy on a daily basis. I'm not really sure why I feel this way, but I … more
One of the hardest things’ seniors have to give up in life is our car keys. With the loss of these, goes our freedom, independence and life as we know it. Either we now have to budget for … more
Dear Lexis, I am really struggling now with the weight of life and want to know how to find hope in it. With the constant struggle to make rent, so much time and energy spent away from those I … more
Bored? Not feeling the holiday spirit this year? If so, you are not alone. Christmas is just a few days away and we are not supposed to gather with family and friends this year. Too many of us are … more
Dear Alexis, My life is going pretty well, but something that has been bugging me is the lack of help I get from my husband around the house. Do you have any suggestions as to what I might do to … more
I love all things intergenerational – hobbies, projects, friends and, of course, family. One the of main reasons I feel this way is because of what I can learn from these multigenerational … more
Dear Lexis, During this time of Covid, I wondered if you had some de-stressing techniques that you could share to help people find some calm. Thanks, Julie Hey Julie, I’m glad … more
Commenting on "Outdated Sewage Treatment is Suffocating Fish in Puget Sound," published Dec. 8, 2020, Harry Branch writes:  The article on the "pressing state of environmental decay in Puget … more
Do you know or have a frail elderly family member in need of help in their home? Finding help can be a daunting task even with someone you trust to help you navigate the internet. Scam artists abound … more
Hey Lexis, What kinds of problems do you like to help people with? And why did you choose to start an advice column in the first place? Signed:  The Editor Hey JOLT Readers, Several … more
We asked for suggestions on what you would like to see in this column and Joyce Ogden wrote: “I'm a long-time senior, retired over 24 years. Today I got a flyer (among others) in the morning … more
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