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ALMAND: Know the ‘why’ before you start a program

When we start any project around the home, it’s not a random thought that pops into our head (usually), but rather a lingering issue ...

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SMITH: Our experience in Ireland was an epic one

DUBLIN, Ireland – Returning here from a 186-mile sojourn to Tralee, which is home to the famous rose festival, it was emotionally reverberating to tour Epic ...

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RICH: The sewing machine and the shotgun

It was when I was approaching 7 and about to wrap up the first grade, where I reigned as the No. 1 reader of books ...

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RICH: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

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SMITH: Some nuances of the English language

BRIDGE, England – This village with which you may be familiar has not a single stop sign or traffic light.   

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RICH: Buying the tractor

It was time for spring cleaning around the “Rondarosa” which seems to always start with a ton of limbs, twigs and branches that have fallen ...

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RICH: My uncle's old trunk

When I was the age of 4, Mama’s uncle, a kind and successful man, died. The call came late one night that his life ...

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SMITH: A nice visit to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – You may have heard this song before. I like Pittsburgh and all that I know about this vibrant city, its three rivers, the Steelers ...

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ALMAND: Losing weight can’t be that simple!

Every time you turn around, another splendid way has been discovered to take off those pounds. Just read the latest National Enquirer or People to ...

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