Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Nextdoor” Neighbor

A friend of ours in our neighborhood has started a group entitled “Nextdoor” and includes many people who live in this area of the city. Membership is voluntary, and I signed up Dimitris and me right away. Last year, our neighborhood had its … Continue reading

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My Grammar School Sweetheart

Last week, I had a phone call from a voice from the past. When I was in elementary school at Florida Street School in Clinton, South Carolina, we were allowed to crown a king or queen on our birthdays. Although … Continue reading

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Pulling the Plug

During one of the coldest mornings of this recent cold spell, I stopped in the hall to check the thermostat. I am the cold-natured member of this family and freeze in the house even at 70 degrees. In order to … Continue reading

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Tracking Dimitris

On January 22nd, my partner left his family home in Athens, Greece, and flew to Frankfurt, Germany. When he left Greece, I was still asleep as Athens is seven hours ahead of our eastern standard time. However, when he left … Continue reading

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Just As You Are

I was raised in a Southern Baptist home in the Piedmont area of South Carolina. I learned early the beliefs that were most important to Southern Baptists, such as immersion baptism and an invitation to salvation at the end of … Continue reading

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Downtown Auto Comfort

I have been taking my car to be serviced at Downtown Auto for years. I count on the employees there to keep my vehicle in good running condition. I obey every command that they issue as I trust their judgment and … Continue reading

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Something Worth Wild

When I was teaching high school composition, every once in a while I would read a gem in a writing assignment. One of my students wrote the following: “Every once in a wild, something good happens to me.” First of … Continue reading

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