Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Dorothy Harris

Say hello to caffeinated underwear

First of all, let me assure you I’m not making this up. While my mom’s generation suffered through girdles and 18-hour bras, after years of, shall we say, relaxed fashion, we’ve returned to push up bras and platform shoes with si...
Published: 09/25/14

I don’t care to watch TV

I’m sorry but I don’t want to watch television. Nor do I want to listen to the music blasting above the endless racket of U.S. 27. I also don’t want to enter my Kmart card, my Perks card or my favorite color. For goodness sakes, ...
Published: 09/18/14

The first of many lasts

While it had briefly occurred to me, I hadn’t really processed the thought until I read the posting before me. My darling child’s photo was tagged “the first meet of my last season of high school cross country.” ...
Published: 09/11/14

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

Back to school blasé

“Okay, tell me what you’re feeling so I can hijack it for my column this week.” Her answer was unintelligible.
Updated: 1 months ago

As we dilly-Dali through life

Our wedding anniversary landed smack dab in the middle of the week, ensuring a delayed celebration. If you’ve been married this long, you already know this is not cause for alarm.
Updated: 1 months ago

Dark summer nights can be a treat

We’ve been fortunate to have had a chance to enjoy these steamy summer nights recently. The family spent a dark, peaceful evening at the Hammock during the Howl at the Moon 5K.
Updated: 1 months ago

Welcoming the changes

This past weekend our baby girl turned seventeen. You hear how fast time flies, but seriously, this is ridiculous. Somehow within the bustle of daily life, she has grown up. Ever closer each year to being an adult, I have already seen a few glimpses ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Commencing life training

There’s no denying our child is rapidly approaching adulthood. A tall woman myself, she now bypasses me by an inch. She becomes more independent each week and college looms in the near future. It’s time to roll out life training....
Updated: 2 months ago

Unsettled but satisfied at 50

“I figured at this age, we’d be all settled in our lives,” she said. “After all, I’m almost 50 and what do I have to show for it? At this rate, I’ll never be able to retire.” ...
Updated: 2 months ago

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