People are still getting sick and dying from COVID-19, which is a good reason to continue to eat fruits and vegetables and take a nice walk every day to support a strong immune system. I am still wearing my mask in indoor public spaces; I hope you will too.
For over a year the pandemic has kept us from gathering and sitting down together for a big family-style meal. The simple act of sitting at a table and sharing food took away a valued part of mealtime. Now, with restrictions ease, we can get back to our shared food roots. What better way to …
Ever heard of the United States Life-Saving Service?
Several columns past, I took to my bully pulpit and excoriated men who are married with children for being fathers first and husbands a distant second (maybe even third behind sports fans). My point, for those of you who are behind the curve here, is that children don’t need fathers who are …
It’s pretty safe to say that most of us have seen the movie, “The Godfather.” We find ourselves repeating famous lines like “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse,” or “leave the gun, take the cannoli.” It’s a great film with its Italian influence and still to this day is a cult cla…
Many couples still get married in church, where they sing “I’ll Fly Away” (which is how we got the slang term “walk down the I’ll”). But even though some wedding traditions remain, much of the terminology has evolved. Do I understand what people are saying when they talk about tying the knot…
This is the latest installment in an ongoing series about local musicians.
“It is reported that if such as journey or travel do carry with them a branch or rod of Agnus castus in their hand, it will keep them from merry-galls, and weariness …”
One of my favorite “robot” movies is “Ex Machina.” Now I’ve found another, “Archive.”
If you’re looking for a too-easy-to-believe appetizer, then this recipe is for you. It requires a mere three ingredients and just minutes to prepare.
Each year in the United States, more than 800,000 people experience a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the country and a significant cause of disability in the United States.
Parents and grandparents, please, when it is your children’s turn, have them vaccinated for COVID 19. Experts tell us that “long COVID” may have many long-lasting side effects for even those who had a mild case. Protect your children and yourselves. Eat healthily. Be active. Wear your masks …
Elizabeth Spencer, arguably one of our country’s greatest writers, died in December 2019 in Chapel Hill, where she had lived since 1986.
A cool, foggy, summer dawn several years ago found me deep in a holler in eastern West Virginia, starting a day of botany.
My mother handed me a note that I had written to my father 40 years ago with an excuse for not mowing the lawn. She had run across it in a drawer.
Washington Heights is that multicultural neighborhood just north of Harlem in New York City. I’ve been there many times and noticed its slow gentrification. I went there again this week with a new movie, a joyous musical called “In the Heights.”
A few years ago, a study of health and quality of life in the west Greenville community found that overall death rates were much higher than in other parts of Pitt County and North Carolina for most diseases and other health issues.
Q Although I am on the quiet and reserved side, my family is the complete opposite. I come from a loud and rambunctious family. While I love them all very much, I find myself feeling embarrassed around them in public. I feel guilty for this reaction, but everywhere we go, my family laughs, t…
Q My husband sometimes gives our very stubborn 7-year-old daughter “prizes” for doing what she is told. The other night, for example, Juliette didn’t like what I chose for her to wear the next day to school and threw a mega-tantrum. I didn’t give in, but the next morning, she came downstairs…
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