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Chalk It Up to Experience

From my vantage point through the driver’s side window, it was a dazzling pastel display. It covered every inch of the blacktop leading to the garage. To the untrained eye, it was nonsense. To a mother—any mother—it was a work…

My Pre-storm Shopping

It is supposed to snow tomorrow, and my reaction to this looming threat is embarrassing. Some background to set the stage. My children are grown. My husband has been working out of town for a week and will not be…

Stereo-typing

It seemed to happen in super slow motion, like a scene from “The Six Million Dollar Man” featuring Steve Austin running, complete with the time warp digital music. The speed was so incredible that your mind had to slow it…

Turning British

I have never been to England—or is it Great Britain?—but my husband thinks that I think I live there. And for the silliest reason. These days, and for about the past year, when I watch television, I almost only ever…

Kitchen Tales

My mother was our family storyteller. Since she was born in the mid-1880s and didn’t have me until she was in her mid 40s, she had direct connections to family members who traveled in an ox-drawn covered wagon from New…

It’s A Wrap

The presents are unwrapped. The decorations are packed away. I am down to eating only three meals a day with nary a party in sight. The kids are back in school. Order has been restored. And I am miserable. I…

Honoring the Undeniable Past

To the extent that I was grown up by age 14, I “grew up” in a little town in Massachusetts. And, I thought, that was the end of it. When my father’s employer moved him to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968,…

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Photo | Phil Fabrizio

In addition to snow, Kentlands Tree Lighting guests were treated to Santa’s arrival and goody bags distributed by Joe Pritchard, KDP president.

Despite the snowy weather, about 50 Kentlands and Lakelands residents gathered in Market Square with the Kentlands Downtown Partnership to light the holiday tree. An event that could have been quiet due to the weather was filled with the joyful…

Driven to Distraction

We all know the dangers of driving while distracted, and lawmakers have banned many of the offending distractions. There is one that they have overlooked, and I am here to alert the powers that be. They need to start drafting…

Latent Physical Fitness

So I finally decided to try to get myself in somewhere on the physical fitness spectrum. It’s never too late, right? After all, I have a few months before I turn 60. I have never been in good physical condition.…