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Some ‘Small Great Things’

October 16, 2016 “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult, c.2016, Ballantine Books, $28.99, 480 pages You can’t. You’ve been told that before. At age 4, you can’t go outside in your underwear. more »»

‘The Motion of Puppets’

October 9, 2016 Lately, there are days when you don’t move so well. Sports injuries old or new, creaky bones, long night, short night, slept wrong, it can happen at anytime and any age. more »»

Making room where there is none

October 9, 2016 Maybe your yard has no room left where you could plant a sugar maple. Nevertheless, there’s always room to add more fall color. more »»

Cleaning out moms closets

October 2, 2016 Your grandmother’s jewelry will be yours someday. You’ve known that since you were small, and were caught playing with them. more »»

Spring planning: Some bulbs more hardy than others

October 2, 2016 You’ve planted tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinth. more »»

Sprucing up for butterfly season

September 18, 2016 If you love butterflies, you need asters in your autumn garden. more »»

Old Atlanta apex of racial tensions

September 18, 2016 “Darktown: A Novel” by Thomas Mullen, 2016, $26.00 / $32.99 Canada, 373 pages Someone always has to be first. That can be a good thing, or a bad one. more »»

Our readers begin a long goodbye

June 5, 2016 I have taken the liberty of borrowing the title of Sandy Mickelson’s book to anchor this column: “When We’re Not Together. more »»

Playing in rain

May 29, 2016 Playing in the rain seemed whole lot more fun as a youngster. Perhaps because “Splish, Splash” had just hit the airwaves. It was 1958, and Bobby Darin wrote the song, his first, in nine minutes fla. more »»

Reason for delay is time

May 22, 2016 There’s a reason, you know, my basement has stayed tied up in boxes and bags since we moved into Dodge those many years ago. And laziness wasn’t the greater part of such equation. more »»

Muddled mind brings up dreams

May 15, 2016 So, here I sit, much like that bird in the wilderness Dad would sing about while waiting for something to eat. more »»

Sadness comes with cruises and collecting

May 8, 2016 Sad. Two weeks. Means the same in my boo. more »»

Delivering baskets on May Day

May 1, 2016 May Day. This almost uncelebrated holiday these days held many and diverse celebrations in the past. In medieval and modern Europe, the day was celebrated for the return of sprin. more »»

Revelations come with cleaning

April 24, 2016 Oh, whoa, I’m figuring out life here. I know I’ve told you before how dirty my glasses always seem to be. Always. more »»

Too much TV, too much clutter

April 17, 2016 Recently I learned that Ancestry’s genealogy software was going down in about a year. more »»

Bradshaw visits in dreams

April 10, 2016 Nobody likes to come home in the dark to see a strange man standing at the front door. Suddenly, though, I stood beside him, surprised as heck to see Terry Bradshaw ready to step inside the house. more »»

Nighttime trials are just like fishing

April 3, 2016 Nighttimes these days is a little like learning to fish. I’m tired, I’m cranky and I’m awake when I should be sleeping. My husband, you see, was a morning man. more »»

Cold makes problems whenever it comes

March 27, 2016 When I eat, I’ve been told, the blood rushes to my stomach to digest the food, leaving my arms unattended and cold. more »»

Sleep has possibilities that aren’t good

March 20, 2016 Ah, sleep, perchance to dream. Yeah, right. No wonder Shakespeare used that theme in Hamlet, a theme about sickness and dreams and a bunch of other stuff I don’t like to think about. more »»



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