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MANDY FLYNN: You have arrived eventually

FEATURES COLUMN: even GPS devices can be directionally challenged

GPS devices lacking in essentials such as best pot for a potty break and where to pull over when you see blue lights flashing.

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MANDY FLYNN: Purses! Foiled again!

FEATURES COLUMN: Got my purse, now where are those darn reading glasses?

A woman’s purse is a general store in a bag when a family is on a long road trip.

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MANDY FLYNN: Dog rules the roost with Jedi mind tricks

FEATURES COLUMN: The force can be used for good, at least by wives

Even force-empowered Jedi mind tricks are no match for the NCAA basketball tournament. Now, where’d that pork chop go?

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MANDY FLYNN: Lord, I'm afraid to look

FEATURES COLUMN: Kids grow up and starting make their own decisions so fast

At some point, our children start making their own rules for living, including some we may not agree with.

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MANDY FLYNN: I break for funny

FEATURES COLUMN: There is some good reading out there on the road

Many words of wisdom can be found in 10 words or less on the bumper if the vehicle in front of you.

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MANDY FLYNN: A life well lived

FEATURES COLUMN: Though her time was too short, Meredith Stapleton lived it to the fullest

Meredith Stapleton proved a person can do some amazing things, even in a short period of time.

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MANDY FLYNN: Squirrel drops in for an unwelcome visit

FEATURES COLUMN: Faced with an intrusive rodent and its icy stare, the only choice is to run

Nothing is more startling than to be awakened from a nap by a squirrel that’s staring you down.

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MANDY FLYNN: The trick to moving ahead

FEATURES COLUMN: Birthdays are a time when we assess our lives

There’s a lot to consider when you’re facing a birthday, including what you have accomplished and what you want to accomplish.

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MANDY FLYNN: I’ll have grits and a tiara

FEATURES COLUMN: I’d like to live in Downton Abbey for a day

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood has nothing on the World War I era aristocracy of Greta Britain.

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MANDY FLYNN: Baby, it’s cold inside

FEATURES COLUMN: Guerrilla tactics heat up battle of the thermostat

Never draw an open battle line in the battle of the thermostat until you know which side the polar bears will take.

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