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As life changes in this evolving COVID-19 pandemic, let us seek ways to share joy and be joyful rather than be overwhelmed by the mass quantity of information available.

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Gardening and home cooking have a lot in common, creating sustenance and comfort by combining basic ingredients using simple techniques.

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Last week, I was reading a magazine article about a birthday party a grandmother had given for her granddaughter’s second birthday. She chose to have a “high tea” for her birthday party theme.

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When I left for spring break at the beginning of last week, I never thought I’d return to Mississippi and not be able to buy toilet paper. But in a mere week, it feels like our world has come crashing down.

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Natural disasters, such as tornadoes and severe storms, are things we don’t like to think about until necessary. Mississippi ranks seventh in a list of 10 for the likelihood of natural disasters. From floods to all the other natural disasters around us, I believe it is imperative that we giv…

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Some of the strangest space creatures in the known universe grow right here on our own planet, including in Mississippi.

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The first time I became aware of bottle trees was years ago while watching the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.” A bottle tree was placed outside the children’s window to protect them from evil spirits. Steve gave me a bottle tree not too long ago, and I love it.

I hesitated to write this article, because I also work with people of the opposite sex and did not want to insinuate that such a thing was occurring in our workplace. I was, however, inspired to write this article due to a friend losing her marriage to an affair in the workplace. It is a top…

February brings up love, hearts and caring for others. This month, we are encouraging readers to show love and respect in a health-promoting way — and to focus on yourself first. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be able to help anyone else for very long. Remember, showing love fo…

Love is such a powerful word. It is often used among couples with no regard to the true meaning. As you observe Valentine’s Day this year in whatever way you choose, please consider the meaning of love and the genuine affection you desire to show to your mate.

Gambling hasn’t always been legal in Mississippi, but gardeners have been doing it openly for generations. Unfortunately, the house usually has better odds than even us old hands.

It comes on suddenly without much warning. In a matter of seconds, you go from seemingly fine to fearing that you are dying. Your heart is racing, and you can’t catch your breath. You may feel dizzy or nauseous. You can’t stop sweating; you may feel claustrophobic; and your vision might be b…

National Homemade Soup Day is Tuesday. I love homemade soup. Cooking it for hours on the stove as you smell the wonderful aroma throughout the house is as enjoyable to me as it is to actually eat it.

New Year’s resolutions are interesting because they point to the common goals of our society. While the top resolutions are no surprise in that they deal with our health and physical appearance, one resolution caught my attention. The fifth most common resolution of 2020 was to reduce stress…

After teaching for 20 years, I have accumulated some hilarious memories. Anything that has to do with school, students and their parents is amusing to me — well, most of the time. A friend sent me this list of actual notes sent to school by parents concerning their children. I laughed until …

Divorce in itself is very stressful for all involved, especially when you have young children. When you add the holidays in the mix of divorce, it makes the situation just that much more challenging due to memories that can make family members feel hurt, sadness, anger or disappointment.

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta, formerly known and still affectionately referred to as Cottonlandia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Steve and I recently attended our granddaughter’s Grandparents’ Day program at Pillow Academy. She had asked us several times if we were coming. We assured her that we would both be there — little does she know, nothing could keep us away.