• When everything goes wrong — blame the boyfriend

    I’ve finally moved into my new home. The house had sat for a couple of years with no one living in it, so I expected there might be some issues and I was totally prepared for them — or so I thought. The faucet in …

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  • Are you smarter than a Maya?

    The Mayan calendar “ends” at midnight Dec. 21, but in reality, that is not when it ends, but is actually where it begins — the Maya started at that point when they created their calendar. They started the calendar there, on the winter solstice of …

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  • The Compassionate Friends: Remembering our children

    On Sunday, our local chapter of The Compassionate Friends held its annual Candlelighting and Memorial Service, and as usual the weather didn’t want to cooperate. In years past, we have had freezing temperatures, gale-force winds and varying amounts of precipitation on top of the cold …

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  • Extreme blushing is no cause for alarm

    I guess I’ll never outgrow it but it certainly hasn’t bothered me to live with it. It never fails: happy, sad, mad, embarrassed, near tears, in tears (happy or sad), people staring or being the subject of an overheard conversation — I can turn beet …

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  • A closet hoarder

    After what seems like an eternity, I was finally able to close on my new home this week. It has been a long, slow process and seemed that if anything could’ve gone wrong —  it did. Buying a new home sounds like a lot more …

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  • Name Chataunga explained

    With faith, you can move mountains. You can also move a mountain, at least on paper, by using a computer keyboard — as I did last week. In a column about Chataunga Mountain, I wrote that the mountain formerly known as Chataunga is now known …

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  • My multiple personalities

    Just when the reckoning came is still unclear, but at some point I knew: I have multiple personalities. It was pretty much into my adulthood, or better known as four children later, that the reality of that hit home. In hindsight, there were plenty of …

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  • On the edge of our own fiscal cliff

    OK, somebody needs to take away my wallet for the next few weeks, or Gary may be pushing me off our own little fiscal cliff. On Saturday morning, Gary and I took Kaylee to Jonesboro to do a little Christmas shopping (you know, at all …

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  • Animosity for J.R. still abounds

    Several months have passed since I began watching the original “Dallas” series from the beginning and my feelings for Mr. J.R. Ewing haven’t changed since I first wrote about visiting SouthFork Ranch and buying the DVD boxed set of the first and second seasons. While …

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  • Chataunga, now Brock, Mountain

    Chataunga Mountain has been moved about considerably on maps, being placed all the way from 25 miles to 71 miles from its exact location, according to an article, “Chataunga Mountain and the Cherokee Line” by Virginia McAdams in the Independence County Chronicle’s January 1961 edition …

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  • Lessons from my 12-year-old

    My laptop computer has been having some issues for months. It stopped connecting to the Internet, the sound quit working and appeared to be plagued with viruses despite having anti-virus software installed. From time to time I would try to fix it but would eventually …

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  • 2012 deadline nears

    It’s not quite time for the new year to roll in, but close enough to tell you that I have not accomplished my 2012 resolutions of losing weight, saving money, getting organized, etc. As it stands right now, I am a big fat loser. It’s …

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