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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tattoos—Do You Want One?

If you have had at least one eye open in the past decades you have noticed the increasing frequency and intricacy of tattoos.  Years...

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...

Tough Choice: Pot Belly Pup or Tummy Tuck

With a name like mine (which incidentally dates me to being born sometime in the 50’s or 60’s, unlike “Elizabeth”, which is timeless--thanks mom),...

Perry Family Endures Wilds of Delaware

As I write this, I'm four days into a ten-day vacation (counting weekends) at the beach in Delaware. Thus far the trip has been...

Summer Survival Strategies for Mom and Dad

Summer break is here, kids are out of school, vacations are in full swing, pools are open, are you worn out yet?  I know...

Rooting Out Corruption in Our Judicial System

It is a rare occasion when the House of Representatives must vote on articles of impeachment against a federal judge.  Indeed, the last time...

Our Take: Changes at RCPS are Needed to Help Those Who Need it...

Roanoke City Schools have been battling for the past few years to make a comeback: closing unneeded schools, shuffling attendance zones, changing superintendents, trying...

From Cellophane to Brick Wall – How I Got My Identity Back

For the most part, I have lived most of my life "under the radar."  As a child I was so painfully shy that I...

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...

Shy as a Violet?

Whoever coined the phrase “shy as a violet” must have had little experience with that delicate denizen of the woods and meadows. My recent...