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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Yum… the aroma of turkey roasting, pies baking and cranberries, popping in a rich sauce on the stove, fills the house with the festive scent of Thanksgiving. What a luscious and comforting promise of the feast to come! The day is filled with family and friends arriving with their delicious favorite Thanksgiving food to share. [...]

Asked and Answered: Holiday Decorating

I am trying to plan my holiday decorating and generally like to put our family tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. We have a real tree every year and I am concerned that they will not be available the weekend after Thanksgiving because it falls so early this year. Do you have any idea when [...]

R. R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings”

R. R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings”

Some readers may remember that some months ago I reviewed George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Well, I have delved into the series some more and decided that it was time to review the second novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Clash of Kings. With such a developed [...]

Have you ever had a brain blip?

Have you ever had a brain blip? Well, it seems I’m having more than my share. All day yesterday, I thought it was Sunday. I have no idea what happened to Saturday. Late Saturday night, I finally realized it was not Sunday. I said realized because it gives me some grace but really, I was [...]

Buying Gifts for Children

Where does time go? It seems like yesterday that summer was in full bloom and school was a memory. Now… we are looking at the holiday season peeking around the corner. In a few short weeks Thanksgiving will arrive, bringing her bountiful feast and blessings, followed by Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It is time [...]

Who can resell items copyrighted outside the US?

Who can resell items copyrighted outside the US?

Does one really own what one buys? It sounds like a silly question, but increasingly in the global economy, this is becoming a serious thought for pondering. The digital age has brought the idea that consumers purchase use rights, rather than actually purchasing software, digital music, or e-books. Yet for over one hundred years, U. [...]

Jellies

Do you remember jellies? No…not jams or fish…shoes! I have been reading about the comeback of the jelly shoes of the 1980′s. Actually, jellies have staged more than one comeback, Since the early 1980s, jelly shoes have been in and out of style on the roller coaster ride of fashion. They began in Knoxville, right [...]