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The Mighty Red Maple

The Mighty Red Maple

It was a completely unconscious decision, leaving the library with a novel by Alice HoffmanTuesday afternoon. Well, the author was deliberate because, as everyone knows, one must read Alice Hoffman…

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

“If you do that one more time you aren’t going to get anything for Christmas!” “If you don’t sit down and be quiet, you are going to your room while…

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

I just got off of the web site run by Social Security. It was scary. It all started when I realized I might be getting older. I decided to check…

I Got Caught Wogging!

I Got Caught Wogging!

Yesterday, I got caught.  At church, no less!  Doing what I never want people to see me do. I was wogging. Yes—wogging.  That combination of walking and jogging that’s kind…

Forty and Counting, Middle Age Confusions And Most Likely To…

Forty and Counting, Middle Age Confusions And Most Likely To…

I have my fortieth high school class reunion coming up. I’m looking forward to it but I have to say I am amazed. It is beyond comprehension. Who would have…

Be Safe…Not Sorry

Be Safe…Not Sorry

Specific months of the year are designated to draw attention to and make us aware of certain important issues. We have recently been reminded of fire safety and breast cancer…

Pesky Leaves

Pesky Leaves

There was frost on the kudzu Monday morning. Already! A little early to my way of thinking, but I grabbed a heavier jacket for New Dog’s walk around town and…

Who needs the Gov’mit?

Who needs the Gov’mit?

Well, the Gov’mit is back open and nobody (except Ludd) here in Stump County noticed. We didn’t notice when it closed, we didn’t miss it and we didn’t notice when…

Well, toss me in the smokehouse and call me a ham.

Well, toss me in the smokehouse and call me a ham. About half of Congress think it is a good idea for the good ol’ US of A to borrow…

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” This time of year, Henry David Thoreau could well find…