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By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

Elsewhere in the paper this week, our Community News columnist discussed predicting the weather according to the interior shape of persimmon seeds. Not settling for only one method, Mother Nature…

Changing the Placemats

Changing the Placemats

It’s the month of Thanksgiving, or I should say, the month when we are most aware of the things for which we are thankful. Right on schedule then, I changed…

Thankful for the Creepy Crawlies

Thankful for the Creepy Crawlies

Never mind the dust and dog hair – that’s a given in my house. What I’m having trouble with right now is spiders. Really, I can clean in the morning…

Slippery, Slidery

Slippery, Slidery

If you have a brick walkway or flower bed borders made of brick at your house, they’re probably covered with moss after all the rain we’ve have this spring. From…

Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses

In case you haven’t noticed, the price of roses just jumped higher and faster than the national debt.  Yep, Valentine’s Day is approaching and the florists are rejoicing.  Things being…

Start Seeds Now!

Start Seeds Now!

We’re learning to save money at the gas pump and at the grocery store.  We’re going to thrift shops for inexpensive treasures, and cutting back on some of those activities…

Pondering 2017

Pondering 2017

Sitting in my old ladder back chair, fingers on the keyboard, listening to talk radio before the sun comes up…listening to the discussion about “these jerks in Washington D.C.” and…

C8H10N402

C8H10N402

No, the title of this article is not a case of having fingers on the wrong keys. If you can’t identify it, perhaps you are not the aficionado or fan…

Think Tropical

Think Tropical

It’s cold. Think warm, think tropical, think citrus. If you can’t pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and just go south, you could bring some lemon yellow…

Start the New Year with Your Hands in the Dirt

Start the New Year with Your Hands in the Dirt

In a small effort to keep the printed word from becoming a thing of the past, I bought a new dictionary last week. I know what you’re thinking: that’s what…

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