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Giving Thanks

November 25, 2015 I have always loved Thanksgiving, but not always for the right reasons. When I was a kid, I always focused on the gathering of relatives and the awesome turkey my mom made. more »»

Time, Once Again, To Be Thankful

November 22, 2015 I like to think that I am what I am today, I have what I have today and what I’m able to do and have done in my life has been through hard work, perseverance, sometimes stubbornness and determination. more »»

Time For Another Gathering Of The Clan

November 22, 2015 This week, two of my cousins and I met for lunch. We do not get together that often even though we live only 50 miles apart. I had not seen my cousin since she lost her husband to cancer this summe. more »»

Going Into Retirement

November 22, 2015 My first article, written some long time ago, addressed retirement. I was in that new chapter, that new phase of uncertainty in my life. more »»

Those Crazy Pilgrims

November 21, 2015 You might remember that Gov. William Bradford — the second governor of Plymouth Plantation — kept a diary — a tell-all of the harrowing story of the Pilgrim’s settlement in the New World. more »»

Editor's Note

November 21, 2015 I’ve been angry at myself for not writing about veterans in my column on the Saturday before Veterans Day. How could it have slipped my mind? I’ve long had a passion for those who serve this countr. more »»

Big City Lights, Small Town Hope

November 18, 2015 They’ve lit up the lights downtown on the trees and lampposts, which makes it look like a much bigger city than it i. more »»

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November 15, 2015 During a recent free HBO and Cinemax preview through Direct TV, they were showing a number of fairly popular, and good movies, some Sally and I hadn’t seen on the big screen. more »»

Holidays Mean Different Things To Different People

November 15, 2015 Years ago someone had the bright idea to change as many of the holidays as practical to occur on a Monday, thus creating numerous long weekends. more »»

Dear America: Please Stop Policing The World

November 15, 2015 President Obama has, as usual, fallen short on one of the seminal promises of his candidacy — the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and an end to the 14-year war — when he announce... more »»

Editor's Note

November 14, 2015 I’ve been picking up extra serving shifts lately in order to save money for Christmas. I prefer to spend the cash instead of swiping a card and facing the dreaded bill later on. more »»

Dealing With Skunk Stink

November 14, 2015 When I let the dogs out the other night for the final time, I smelled the faint odor of a skunk. more »»

Finding Your Way Home

November 14, 2015 A study was released last week that found that the death rate for white middle-class Americans was rising and not falling—just the opposite of what’s happening in every other ethnic and racial group... more »»

Woodward And Bernstein Are My Heroes

November 11, 2015 I have an unhealthy obsession with the movie “All the President’s Men.” I’ve watched it a thousand times or more. I’m surprised my husband and child can’t quote the lines ye. more »»

Feed Us Bread And Circuses

November 8, 2015 “The people are only anxious for two things: bread and circuses. more »»

Veterans, Thank You For Your Service

November 8, 2015 As much as it should be every day, there are a few designated days which ask us to stop and say “Thank you” to those who have made a commitment in their lives to “preserve, protect, and defend the... more »»

It’s Time To Enjoy The Bounty Of Fall

November 8, 2015 When I think of fall I think of football, soccer, marching band, and harvest time. My children each marched with the band and participated in competitions. more »»

Editor's Note

November 7, 2015 I find language and communication fascinating. The way we use words verbally and in written form is scientific. more »»

Let Your Dog Walk You

November 7, 2015 Now that the kids are grown and gone, our poor dog has become the reluctant heir of our codependenc. more »»

Protecting The Shire

November 4, 2015 I can’t take anymore, dear readers. I can’t take one more shooting, one more story about cruelty and hate or one more news alert depicting the atrocities we commit against one another. more »»



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