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Go Fever: Modern day shopping?

The Christmas holiday shopping season has long since begun to resemble NASA in its heyday before the Apollo disaster in 1967, Challenger disaster in 1986 and Columbia disaster in 2003.

A senior moment

I reached a milestone last week, one more than 55 years in the making.

In praise of cranberries

I’m a selfish eater, especially when it comes to the holidays, and I want what I want.

Simple wisdom

I can only assume some of you have experienced the same feelings I’ve had on occasion and felt you had very little control over the most miniscule things in life.

Arachnophobia ... not really

The month of October is perhaps my favorite time of year, and not just for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays and the beginning of the countdown to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Halloween trivia

It seems popular culture has invaded one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, judging by a list of popular costumes this year.

Chilling forecast for 2013 winter

Da da da da, da da da da daaaa… Remember the audio lead-in to the old Dragnet television show?


If the walls of the former Halifax County High School could talk, they would tell the stories of multitudes of graduating classes and countless graduates who went out into the big, bad world to find fame and fortune.

Fall means fair

When I was a tad younger, fall in Halifax County meant a busy October, with the fair leading off the month and one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, at month’s end.