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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Small Gestures Carry Big Message

It was only after we moved from the big city of Birmingham to the small town of Wytheville in the mid 70s that I...

The Chain Saw

In my early teens, when not in school, I could usually be found buried in the forested hills of our eighty-eight acres in New...

A Hard Earned View Over the South China Sea

Small glassy waves lap at the sand, but otherwise it is silent. The calm South China Sea stetches out to the south, small islands...

The Recipe of the Week from The Happy Chef: Farmhouse Style Corn Chowder

It’s chilly out there and things are changing! The weather is changing, the leaves are changing, the air is changing. Most of the time...

In Sickness and In Health

Is there a particularly healthy attitude to have in marriage?  This question, or some form of it, comes up quite frequently in premarital counseling. ...

GPS Leads Way to Perfect Relationship

The relationship between human and machine is a delicate one.  Regardless of the contraption, people tend to bond with inanimate objects, often assigning names...

Does Afghanistan Really Want to Change?

In a recent column I mentioned the unlearned lessons in Iraq in relation to Shiite-Sunni history.  A reader reminded me that the Kurds (Sunni)...

We Bloom, Like The Tiniest Flower, Then We Move On

I think that I will always define tenderness by those moments. Those moments I watched a wife caress her dying husband, her grief standing silently...

Lessons Learned In Cruising

My husband is convinced a cruise is the perfect way to travel. Everything is paid for in advance, so you can forget about day...

It Runs Deeper Than You Think

Don’t be naïve!  Once you begin to rummage around in your soul you may discover that it runs deeper than you think. Just listen to...