Mani pedi maybe maybe

Mani pedi maybe maybe

A friend’s son pronounces “spa” as “spay.” This might say more about him than it does me, but that’s for you to de...

July 26th, 2017 |  


Ancestry: Is it important?

Ancestry: Is it important?

Tracing our ancestry is all the rage now with kits available for about $100 in which we spit or swab our cheeks to learn about our origins. Often we f...

July 26th, 2017 |  


The truth behind the CBO

The truth behind the CBO

Driving the 480 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Raleigh, N.C., should take you about eight hours. But what if your GPS device insisted you could make the...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Celebrating the Fourth of July

Celebrating the Fourth of July

At least one of America’s Founding Fathers would be pleased that Sidney continues to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks! John Adams, th...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Free as you can afford to be

Free as you can afford to be

I think of freedom in positive, aspirational terms — as in FDR’s “Four freedoms,” or in the uplifting songs of freedom sung by...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Trump’s worst collusion not with Russia

Trump’s worst collusion not with Russia

I’ve always been a little skeptical that there’d be a smoking gun about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. The late...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Clean house and miracle pie

“Gloria, do you have anything planned for today? Are you needing help with anything?”It was Susan, a sister in church who is a dear friend...

July 20th, 2017 |  


There’s no such thing as vacation on the farm

There’s no such thing as vacation on the farm

After a swift start to summer vacation here on the farm, we’ve decided to keep the rest of the summer wide open for lazy days with next to nothi...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Americans’ issue with entering, exiting

Americans’ issue with entering, exiting

We will never figure out health care, Medicaid and most of our country’s issues until we learn how to enter and exit buildings.For years now, I ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Hillbilly Elegy? No!

Hillbilly Elegy? No!

Have you read the book Hillbilly Elegy? I have, and I hope readers realize that Vance’s story is not the story of all families that have come ou...

July 19th, 2017 |