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In Defense Of The Old, White Male

“Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” This said by one of the new heroes of the alt-left movement, Sarah Jeong, writer for the New York Times, who has written several pieces and tweets often about her hate of old white men. I […]

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What A Week!!!

 It has been all about family for us this week in the Pines. Cousin Paula, born a Marion girl who now lives in Kentucky, came for her annual visit. We always have a fun time and soak up enough together time to last until we are together again.  She also comes to soak up our fall […]

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What’s Cooking?

What crazy weather we are having,  80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next.  That is Michigan’s weather so please do not put that grill away….Being back from the Carolina’s, I have some super good southern recipes for all the enjoy and here goes……… SOUTHERN  SHRIMP  SALAD from Earleen Williams 1 pound cold cooked shrimp 1 cup cold […]

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Putting Your Faith On The Line

Last week, my e-mail program started having problems. “Error occurred” kept appearing on my computer screen: not an encouraging sign since e-mail is my primary vehicle to send this weekly column to more than one hundred newspapers in the United States and Canada. I have a dependable backup person who uses her computer to care […]

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Senate Needs To Stop Talking, Accomplish Something

What a spectacle the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings have become. I am saddened that this process has broken down to allegations of flagellation and drunkenness, without any thought given to the man’s long record as a judge in Washington D.C. I’ve mused many times about the ineffectiveness of the U.S. Senate, and I think any of […]

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Happy Fall Y’All

Or so says the banner at my door. Unbelievable as it may seem after the long run of incredible summer weather, it is October. Mom Nature, or her cohort Jack Frost, has flipped the switch and it is off with the summer-like temps and on with fall. The very recent cooler weather has the color […]

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A Pleasant Day…So Far

“It’s a pleasant day,” I said to the receptionist, hoping to brighten her mood. “So far,” she sighed. “So far is all we have,” I replied. The Psalmist emphasized the importance of the present, writing: “This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). John […]

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Tiger’s Return Uplifting To Many Of Us

I’ve always been captivated by stories of athletes overcoming personal tragedies. Baseball’s Lou Gehrig, returning to a hero’s welcome to Yankee Stadium after battling the disease that fittingly was named after him- Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in the late 1920’s certainly pulled at everyone’s heart strings. More recently great athletes like Serena and Venus Williams overcame […]

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More Reliving The Dream At The Diner

I was delighted to once again slide into the window booth at the Dream Diner for a heap of conversation and a great breakfast with an old friend.  Eileen DeVries (Erfourth) and I have been friends since the first day she and her siblings climbed on the Winterfield bus in the fall of 1965. We attended […]

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What’s Cooking?

When you read this, I will be coming home from a month in North Carolina where I had a really great time.  My daughter, Susan, family and myself had the chance to eat some good old southern food.  Every time I am down there I discover more recipes that I will share with everyone.  Now on […]

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