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Never Feeling Full

Never feeling full is root of unhappiness Fri, Nov. 26, 2004 By golly, by the time this is in print, I'm hoping to have ingested a few delicious Thanksgiving calories. How about you? Feeling full? Did you carve the ol' turkey, slosh the gravy on the dressing, pack in the potatoes, sweet and mashed? How [...]

Never Feeling Full2017-03-25T00:33:02+00:00


Waving at Strangers 19 Sep On my first date with Geoff, after dining at a former brothel and before my favorite jug band hit the stage at Sunset Tavern, we had time for a stroll along Ballard Ave. As we passed the window of a restaurant, we noticed a group of about 8 to 10 [...]


Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday gift giving need not be costly or chaotic Here are 15 ideas for when you want to give your best November 18, 2004 Holiday gift giving seems to get more complicated each year. Many go to great lengths to find special or unusual presents. But responsible gift giving need not be costly or chaotic. [...]

Holiday Gift Giving2017-03-25T00:33:03+00:00

Respect And Pride

Respect and pride ride with funeral processions Fri, Nov 19, 2004 The line of traffic edged along painfully slow and I, in a hurry as always, tapped the steering wheel anxiously and craned my neck to see what the holdup was. When finally I figured it out, I relaxed and settled back in the seat. [...]

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Pride In Their Crown

Southern women take pride in their crown Fri, Oct 15, 2004 It's one of the darndest things I've ever heard of or seen. But it happened. James Todd, a handsome doctorate candidate from the University of California at Berkley, applied for and received a large grant to study the culture of NASCAR. Having worked in [...]

Pride In Their Crown2017-03-25T00:33:03+00:00

Good Ol’ Boys

'Good ol' boys' love their mamas, trucks and TVs By Ronda Rich Dixie Divas An e-mail arrived the other day from a sophisticated Yankee who needed advice. "I came South and fell in love with a redneck. Please tell me how to win his heart," she wrote. I needed clarification. I'm always suspicious when Yankees [...]

Good Ol’ Boys2017-03-25T00:33:02+00:00

Wearing Your Sunday Best

Whatever happened to wearing your Sunday's best? Fri, Oct 8, 2004 Whatever happened to Sunday clothes? Whatever happened to dresses and suits reserved exclusively for church, funerals and weddings? Clothes that didn't do double duty for a cookout or a bowling tournament? I wish I had a dollar for every Sunday in my youth when [...]

Wearing Your Sunday Best2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Can The South Survive?

Can the South Survive? by Charlie Reese It was often said that the South would rise again, but a more appropriate question for today is, "Can the South survive as a distinct region and culture?" I'm not sure it can because of the vast migration of Yankees. Now, having been forced by circumstances to experience [...]

Can The South Survive?2017-03-25T00:33:02+00:00

Special Occasions

Special occasions don't have to be planned ahead By Ronda Rich Dixie Divas I never knew my friend's Aunt Elsie, but still this woman, a stranger to me, will never be forgotten by me. Though I never saw her face or heard her voice, the parable she authored always will be vivid and deeply ingrained [...]

Special Occasions2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00