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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

I’m not sure how many college visits we’ve made over the years - dozens I suppose, as five different kids tried to decide where to start their post high school education. We’ve eaten a lot of free meals in a lot of college cafeterias.

Monday, November 23, 2020

It is impossible to dispute that Christmas is among the most prominent holidays in the world. Ninety-three percent of Americans celebrated Christmas in 2019. It is second only to New Years in being the most widely celebrated holiday on Earth. Therefore, it is no surprise that businesses, lar…

Within Norfolk, I have seen both Halloween and Christmas decorations in stores simultaneously. Christmas cannot start until after Thanksgiving! My family’s tradition is to have fall decorations up until the weekend after Thanksgiving. After that, the house turns into a winter wonderland. Tre…

Well, we are finally nearing the end of October and the beginning of November, and you know what that means — Christmas. Even though the end of October is generally associated with Halloween, it seems stores are putting out Christmas merchandise earlier and earlier each year.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. I am always eagerly awaiting the joys the holiday brings, such as cookies, music, lights and Christmas decorations. Despite all of my excitement, it seems the Christmas season is coming too soon to stores. I have noticed some stores selling C…

Every year it seems like Christmas trees go up for sale sooner and sooner. If you are a department store that thinks it’s cute and quirky to start selling Christmas trees in July, I have a bone to pick with you. I refuse to even listen to Christmas music until Halloween is over.

Friday, November 20, 2020

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a parenting book, but I’m pretty sure that the advice hasn’t changed that much over the years: Throwing children is still definitely a no-no.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Lloyd Wright made his mark on America through his groundbreaking architecture, but do you know anything else about the man?

For years I was officially anti-hot tub thinking it was foolish to pay a higher monthly electric bill in order to maintain a tub of germy hot water. Yuck.

Monday, November 16, 2020

It seems in our fast-paced lives, we never get to fully experience the gifts nature has to offer. People have started to find ways around that, like hunting. Obviously to some people it may seem like sitting vigilantly in silence watching trees and grass sway. It may get boring to those peop…

Most of us can recall the classic Looney Tunes battle between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck where they’d argue about which hunting season it truly was. Bugs would outwit Elmer or Daffy, and Elmer would leave confused or recklessly blast away.

I have never been hunting, but I know many people who have. Although the days can become long, it’s still a fun experience people can enjoy and spend time with their friends and family. I am not very well educated in this sport since I don’t hunt, so I did some research on exactly what hunti…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Well, we are finally nearing the end of October and the beginning of November, and you know …

Every year it seems like Christmas trees go up for sale sooner and sooner. If you are a depa…

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Monday, November 16, 2020

I have never been hunting, but I know many people who have. Although the days can become lon…

Poaching, by definition, is the illegal hunting or catching of game on land that is not some…