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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Heading for Minority Rule?

Federal government is not very good at many things. Legislation, for example is the result of endless debate, arguments, real and false publicity, opaque...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Poppy Seed, Ham and Swiss...

My favorite Christmas tradition in my family is climbing into bed with my two little ones and reading “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by...

The Power of Negative Thinking

Yes, you read the title correctly. A half century ago Norman Vincent Peale made millions of dollars on his book The Power of Positive...

Gunny and Tessa

Now that I’m older, people often ask me when I’m going to retire. I tell them, “When I stop loving it, I’ll stop doing...

Ask the Nature Lady by Marlene A. Condon: The Common Dandelion

One of the earliest plants to bloom in spring is the Common Dandelion, sprouting up in fields and yards and alongside roadways.  It’s probably...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Strawberry Cream Pie with Custard Pie...

YUMMY! I love custard. My grandmother made the best custard and sometimes on special occasions my mom would make it for us. I will...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: October Bean Soup

This is my Dad’s bean soup recipe that he created! (Somewhere in heaven my mom must be so proud.) I often long to hear...

To My Beautiful LGBT (et al.) Friends and Supporters, A Sincere Letter From Your...

Dear Friends, This is the most difficult letter I’ve ever written. Get a cup of coffee, it is also kind of long. I've been working on it...

DICK BAYNTON: Let Freedom Ring

Both Democratic candidates for Virginia Governor recently spoke at a forum in Roanoke sponsored by the Virginia Education Association (VEA). These candidates seem to...

Dites Moi, Pourquoi

Thought of this song from South Pacific as I was contemplating one of the most important yet ever frustrating questions of all time...why. It is...