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Resolution not needed to treat self with respect, dignity

January 10, 2010 Today is my day. My birthday, my anniversary. My day. Every time my day rolls around, I think it’s time to change something. more »»

Some days should be noted — for best or not best

January 3, 2010 Norman Rockwell would have loved our Christmas. more »»

Good plan shuns resolutions for a real working policy

December 27, 2009 Paper dolls don’t scream Christmas, but I’ve had six cut-out paper dolls hanging between the two computers on my desk throughout the holiday season. more »»

Santa has his sleigh; Dr. Rogers has his Case tractor

December 20, 2009 Just to remind those who have seen the notice and to let those who haven’t seen it know, as of Jan. 3, the first Sunday in 2010, The Messenger’s announcement color pictures will be charged $25. more »»

Finding the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy

December 13, 2009 So, do the 12 days of Christmas start today because it’s the 13th and 13 plus 12 equals 25 or do they start tomorrow because starting at 14 and counting 12, you get 25? That’s always a... more »»

Elves for the Elderly will be good community project

December 6, 2009 Last Sunday the 4-H Foundation gave me an alumni award. It surprised me, but honored me, as well. They said it came for my promotion of 4-. more »»

No matter where it’s from, Santa Cops needs help

November 29, 2009 Hey, folks, Santa Cops still needs help — money to make children’s hopes of a wonderful Christmas come true. more »»

Being part of the solution really is a good place to be

November 22, 2009 Now that Operation Christmas is well on its way to gathering used clothing and miscellaneous items, workers have found a big hole in the system. more »»

Listening to veterans’ stories important part of history

November 15, 2009 You’ll never know instant scare until someone leaves you a voice mail message saying she’ll see you tomorrow but doesn’t say what day she sent the message. more »»

As time goes on, trouble with words not easy to fix

November 8, 2009 I seem to be having trouble with words these days. That’s not a good thing for a writer. more »»

Paying it forward is a real Random Act of Kindness

November 1, 2009 A bunch of years ago the universal idea of Random Acts of Kindness exploded onto the American psyche. People bought coffee for the guys in the cars behind them at drive-throughs. more »»

Visiting daughter won’t take kitchen cupboard stuff

October 25, 2009 Some days it’s impossible to stop a silly smile from crawling across my fac. more »»

Resource book, cookbook make living with celiac easier

October 18, 2009 Imagine the aroma of baking brownies drifting past your nose. Not much smells better than that. more »»

Old black cape added to perfect Halloween costume

October 11, 2009 Just under three weeks remain until Halloween, and though I enjoy the whole idea of dressing up in odd clothing, they say I already do that. You know the they. more »»

T-shirt: In whatever language, there is always hope

October 4, 2009 Anything medical amazes me. From snipping off an ugly skin tag to replacing hips, it’s amazing. more »»

Today marks start of writer’s 10th year at The Messenger

September 27, 2009 Today I start my 10th year at The Messenger. Today as in the 27th, not as in Sunday. When you’re just starting, they don’t make you work Sundays. Most times. more »»

When Bud comes to say hi, it’s a sign from beyond

September 20, 2009 Sometimes things happen for no reason. Well, for a reason, but a reason that’s hard to fathom. Case in point: Kathy Messerly and a deer. more »»

Wanting to see pictures brings on all sorts of grief

September 13, 2009 All I wanted was to see Dawn’s pictures. Photos from her weekend in the Appalachian Mountains. Just open this link, it said, or words to that effect. more »»

Oh, the woe of being pushed into the older generation

September 6, 2009 I knew this could happen — I just hoped it never would. I’m now on the far side of “I remember when,” goaded into place by the makers of my favorite deodorant. more »»

Nothing’s changed since Pack Rat Day back in May

August 30, 2009 OK, now there’s proof I’m not alone in this uncontrollable urge to keep almost everything I ever touched. That’s almost everything. more »»

 
 

 

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