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Crappy Weather Follows Me Everywhere

So this is global warming? I can’t remember Old Man Winter ever hanging on so long. What we experienced in Michigan last week was out right cruelty at its best. And where I live in Alabama/Georgia it wasn’t much better. Granted ice storms in April in Michigan aren’t unusual, but this latest version was a […]

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Riding Out The Storm

We took a trip last week to visit family, watch some basketball and to catch some early spring. We most pleasantly did all three and did not intend to find ourselves refugees because of the raging winter storm at home, but we were. This was a first for us. We have never been so far […]

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What’s Cooking?

Well I thought that Spring was here and as we all know by looking out the window today (Sunday) it is still winter.  If this was April 1st I would say that this was the biggest April Food Day I have ever seen!!!  So now for some good recipes that I hope you will try and […]

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Praise Pays

A retired businessman once told me how damaging negative comments could be to a committee evaluating people for different levels of employment. He said the first evaluation usually proved to be the most important. If the speaker contributed even a few words of praise about the person being considered, the other committee members would often […]

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No Escaping Back Pain

My failed bid to quit coffee, which I outlined in last week’s column, drew quite a bit of attention from fellow coffee drinkers. Most were very understanding as I outlined my trials and tribulations, and my one day hiatus from my “go juice.” I failed to mention there was one other reason I simply couldn’t […]

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Barbie Drove A Mustang

 I missed a couple of important birthdays last month. March 9, marked the official birth date of two highly regarded American icons; the Barbie doll and the Ford Mustang. Barbie is the elder, making her appearance on March 9, 1959. In the little girl world of dolls, she was a stunner and attention getter from her […]

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What’s Cooking?

I see that Winter just wants to stick around so that when the nice weather finely springs, we will appreciate it.   Now for a few good recipes that will be enjoyed by all….. PORK  CHOPS  with  APPLE  DRESSING Set out a large, heavy skillet.  Lightly grease a two (2) quart casserole with a tight fitting top. Wipe with […]

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Taking The Terror Out Of Terrorism

Have there ever been so many things to terrorize us? Yes. And then some! Following the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early sixties, President Kennedy, sensing the growing menace of nuclear weapons in the world, warned that each day was drawing us nearer to the hour of maximum danger. We lived through the cold war, […]

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Can I Stop Drinking Coffee?

Forgive me if I’m a little groggy this morning. My wife has challenged me to give up coffee and this is the first morning I haven’t partaken. To be honest, I’m having second thoughts, as I attempt to get moving without my “go” juice. You see coffee has been my motivator for the last fifty […]

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Your Song Can Return

Solomon’s poetic portrayal of spring is about to be reenacted: “The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12). Spring is an annual celebration […]

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