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I’m one of those people who talks to folks around me in line at the grocery store; I have always been told that I never met a stranger. Saturday night as I waited in line, I was talking to the guy … more
It’s window-washing time at my house and since all my children are long since grown (they never helped anyway) that means yours truly is the main window washer. I did this Friday afternoon, … more
Every day we see and read news of this season’s graduation activities. We see pictures of students in their commencement regalia, and we read excerpts from addresses given by prominent citizens for … more
My friend Mary Parker of Rolling Bay, Washington, last weekend passed along some lighthearted wordplay she had received from a contest where some folks apparently had too much time on their … more
I recently watched the last episode of the long-lasting television show “The Big Bang Theory.” From the very first episode, Sheldon, the main character, was portrayed as a self-centered, arrogant … more
We’ve all experienced a myriad of sounds or noises during our lives, including some that stay with us and become either pleasant or not-so-pleasant memories. As you read about sounds I recall, … more
When people think of things that are decidedly American, I’m pretty certain flea markets are somewhere on the lists. In almost every part of this nation, on any given weekend, you can find a … more
I have a point every morning, right after mentally scrolling through my to-do list but before reading my devotional and praying, when I want to give up. But I’m still here. I used to have all … more
I found myself thinking just the other day about the “advice” my parents gave me when I was growing up. You know, things like “Don’t cross your eyes because they might stay that way.” Or, … more
I look at the clock on the wall, watching for the time I desire and looking for the moment that pleases every sense I have all the while knowing 60 seconds adds to a minute, and 60 minutes is the … more
It was a peaceful weekend for me, devoid of controversy and drama, the kind of weekend everyone ought to have at least once in awhile. On Friday, I headed for the beach to enjoy the annual meeting … more
During our vacation this past week, husband John and I arrived at the Canadian border, wanting to head over to the “big” Niagara Falls. We handed our passports to a nice-looking young man in … more
Realizing that in the great shift of how we were doing things as a company over the last week caused me to overlook more than one thing that I should not have, the one that stands out the most is … more
RALEIGH — Although the North Carolina House has approved its version of a biennial budget, there’s a lot that North Carolinians can’t yet know about how much will be spent, and on what, over … more
I was scrolling through the news over the weekend and saw that neighboring Wake County Schools is considering a policy effectively relaxing the policy on cheating. The county’s Board of Education … more
“Mother,” “Mama,” “Ma,” “Mom,” “Mommy.” Whatever we call the woman who gave birth to us, it’s important to remember the good that she does or did. Exodus 20:12 tells us to … more
Are you tired of getting unsolicited phone calls trying to get you to buy something, especially those phone calls that appear to be a local number when they are not? I’m not just tired of them, … more
RALEIGH — If you are convicted of a crime, the government can punish you. If you are arrested but never convicted, the government can’t punish you. That’s the principle, simply put. Alas, … more
Every time I participate in a yard sale, I experience moments when I don’t think about the money that’s being made. Rather, I think about the happiness people experience when they find something … more
While the news oxygen was sucked up last week by the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday and the redacted release of the Mueller Report on Thursday, the truly important news is being made here at … more
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