Monday, Sep 22, 2014


Gram waxes nostalgic

My grandson Rorke, just 11 months old, took his first steps today. For about two months he’s been sidestepping along the furniture, but would never let go and venture out on his own. Today he accidentally did.
Published: 09/07/14

The weather up here

I am on the tall side. Now hear what I am saying, I am tall but not super tall, you wouldn’t pick me out of a crowd based on my height. I’m not elevated like one of our beloved county commissioners or anything but when I was a kid I was...
Published: 09/06/14

Be-kind advice is hard to swallow

According to More magazine, Gloria Vanderbilt’s favorite piece of advice is: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” As the ever-practical Dr. Phil says, “How’s that working out for you?”...
Published: 09/05/14

Toasting marriage bliss

It shouldn’t be a surprise because clearly he is no longer a boy, but a grown man. Still, it’s hard to imagine our friend’s son as a husband, old enough to have a wife. I was even more shocked when our daughter’s young man...
Published: 09/04/14

The game goes on

While I am probably the least athletic person you could ever imagine, I love watching high school sports. Most high school students can’t wait until fall rolls around and they can sit in the stands on Friday nights and cheer on their football ...
Published: 09/03/14

We fall for it every time

Looks like Floridians are beginning to realize that fall will soon be upon us.
Published: 08/31/14

Beach birthday cruising

Before school starts each year, my son has a birthday. This time, he turned 14. We took him and his best friend to a go-cart park. When I saw his long legs crammed into that tiny cart, I was reminded that he will be 15 next year and eligible to recei...
Published: 08/30/14

Be careful about connections

“I see more interconnectedness than separation,” Steve McCurry, world-travelling photographer, says. He has seen it all — from awe-inspiring nature to war zones. Armed with a camera that has telescopic powers, he cannot be accuse...
Published: 08/29/14

Advice from a ‘Peaceful’ graduate

It got our attention because we were tired of paying off a debt only to finding ourselves quickly adding a new one to replace it. Our church advertised Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University program, but we already knew how to pay off a debt...
Published: 08/28/14

Welcome to the world of dual enrollment

As a junior in high school, I have quite a few more class options available to me than I have had in previous years. One of these is to take college classes in addition to my regular high school classes. This is called being a dual enrolled student. ...
Published: 08/27/14

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