LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Family get-togethers always bring out the stories
I love family stories. I could sit around the kitchen table and listen to them over and over again. Except maybe a few of them. The embarrassing ones. The ones that Never. Go. Away.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: As a child, Thanksgiving Day was magical
Times change and each holiday is different. None less special than the last, just in different ways. We are thankful for them all. But as I always do, I will take the time to remember a different day, of how it used to be.
OPINION: Wisdom comes a sniffle at a time
I prefer to believe I am an amateur wise person but, sigh, I probably am not. Someone somewhere at some time has probably already waxed poetic about how we take breathing through our nose for granted.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: A word to the wise ...
“Always drink upstream from the herd,” he said. Hmmm. Does everybody know what that means?
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Judging people is something I try hard not to do. Sometimes, I fail.
I present to you the case of the woman the other day who said boiled peanuts are disgusting. But she didn’t stop there.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: I figure there could be several reasons for my curiosity with worms
Maybe my fascination with worms is genetic. My daddy’s cousin had one of, if not the, largest worm farms in the country right there outside of Plains.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Some things you have to learn on your own
Her voice was a little raised and demeanor kind of miffed when a young, newly married woman I’d never met before revealed to me that no one told her marriage would be hard. Surely she was joking, I thought. No. No, she wasn’t.
OPINION: The bed's too small for all of us
God bless him he just doesn’t understand how tough it is to share the bed.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Just a simple hand up all it takes
Some people prefer to go through life never acknowledging another human being they come in contact with, especially if they don’t know them. They better watch out. Eventually, somebody’s gonna tell somebody that they heard somebody say that you were rude. And you don’t want that.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Saying what you think takes childlike candor
Kids say the darndest — and the most honest — things.
LIFESTYLES COLUMNIST: Many of us take good BBQ sauce for granted
Daddy Sewell’s BBQ Sauce is a hot commodity in our family, and one that has been passed down generations after being smuggled across state lines from Alabama.
LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: Facebook protocol on anniversaries, dog days is confusing
Would it be inconsiderate and a little weird to share my undying love for my dogs in such a public way when, just two days earlier, it had been my 24th wedding anniversary and, well, I hadn’t posted anything?
LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST: A snarky phone is a poor travel companion
I’ve always heard and read one of the best things to do if you’re upset and depressed is to reach out to a friend.
FEATURES COLUMN: Time passes more quickly than you realize
They tell you not to blink because time goes by so quickly, you don’t want to miss a thing.
FEATURES COLUMNIST: What does heaven smell like?
From Fruit Loops to corn dogs to leather, everyone has a different idea of that heaven will smell like.