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  • Did the kids just out-hoity-toity me?

    I’m not sure exactly how it happened or when it happened, but it occurred to me the other day my kids speak a different language than I do.
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • TGITG!

    Thank Goodness It’s Thanks Giving! I know, Thanksgiving is one word, but I wanted to do a spinoff of TGIF.
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016.During the height of the Apollo progra ...
    Nov. 22, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • Boy, was I tired!

    I hosted my annual slumber party over the weekend.Once a year, I get together with four other women ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
  • Writing is storytelling no matter the genre

    Editor's note: This column originally published Oct. 15, 2015Journalists are first and foremost stor ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 1:35 pm
  • Do something, even if it’s wrong

    If there’s one motto I’ve lived by all my life, and especially now that I’m a (ahem) “senior citizen” it is, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” I oft ...
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
  • PCM Middle School Veterans Day program

    To the administration, staff, teachers, music departments and all the young men and women of the PCM Middle School.
    Nov. 15, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • I’m a little bit girly

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 10, 2015A few weeks ago, I was reminded just h ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 3:16 pm
  • I went north, Ginnie went south

    Everything seems to happen at once. Ginnie’s mother died in Ozark, Missouri, and there was my brother’s birthday party in Ashland, Wisconsin. My place ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • 30 is the new 30

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published June 11, 2015. There is a big day circled on my ...
    Nov. 8, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • It’s all in the follow-through

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Jan. 7, 2016This may come as no surprise, but let me ...
    Nov. 3, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Alleger a true leader

    As we approach the upcoming city elections, I wanted to share my thoughts about a true leader. Prairie City Mayor Chad Alleger has served with honesty ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 1:54 pm
  • Death and Dying

    Sometimes death confuses me. It’s usually with the death of a younger person, a person who has not had the privilege of living to a “ripe old age.” So ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Remembering Vietnam

    August presented a somber anniversary for Jasper County. Our first native son fell on Aug. 12, 1967 in Vietnam. Monroe native, David Lee McMath was ki ...
    Nov. 1, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Just a little weekend trip

    It’s no secret ... I love my nearly 100-year-old house. I doubt there is a square corner through the entire structure. And I’m not a fan of the plaste ...
    Oct. 27, 2017 - 10:07 am
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