Opinion

Been There. Done That.

How savvy are you? Do not peek at the answers at the bottom of the page. The following sentences describe 25 out of the 1,000 new words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2017. The latest batch features plenty of internet-bred slang terms. Even if you’ve never heard of the words, I bet you’ve acted…

Precious Memories

Just after church Sunday, and after the surprise “non-sermon” by our new youth minister, I hurried home, quickly threw on my work clothes and began preparations for feeding about a dozen folks. I stood behind the kitchen counter, my hands dripping in the egg wash that is the secret to my famous crispy fried okra,…

Rain, rain, go away

All this recent rain, the royal wedding being the highlight of events lately, and the fact that I just celebrated my 35th wedding anniversary in May made me think of this nervous adventure. While in Raleigh, North Carolina for the wedding and reception of a teacher friend in December 1982, Future Hubby and I met…

My Home Sweet Home

The Little White House in Warm Springs never fails to inspire a renewed sense of patriotism in my otherwise much dampened spirit. Most days it is just plain hard to feel uplifted by the sights and sounds that come out of our nation’s Capitol. The news that is broadcast from New York City and the…

Will Medicare ever be expanded?

Despite the rhetoric, 2016 was a relatively close election. Voters of both parties were fed up with Congress and politicians arguing but getting nothing done. The divisive finger-pointing this time around was even more extreme, volatile, and ideological than usual, leading to a surprise victor promising big and immediate changes. Gallup (Feb. 2018) found that…

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