Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
What others think of you is none of your business
By Carole Townsend

No one likes to be told that, do they? “This is none of your business.” I don’t. Sometimes I think I believe that everything is my business, simply because I believe my opinion has value to anyone and everyone. Well, it’s not, and it doesn’t. That’s a good thing, by the way. When we finally learn the lesson about circles of influence and the things that really should matter to us, life is oh-so-much simpler.

Carole Townsend

My mama always taught me that there were two things we ought never to talk about, and those are religion and politics. As is true of so many things she taught me, she was right about that. I’ve pondered over the years as to why this is true, and here’s what I’ve come up with: religion and politics are both things about which we Americans are very passionate. That’s a good thing, by the way. 

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
I visited a psychic. But you knew that, didn’t you?
By Carole Townsend

I have a girlfriend, a very dear girlfriend, and we’ve known each other for years (nearly 25 years, as a matter of fact, oh my!). She is the kind of woman I always aspired to be – beautiful, genuinely kind, gracious, and even-tempered.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Perfume and personal space
By Carole Townsend

Perfume. Eau de Parfum. Eau de Toilette. Eau de Cologne. These beautiful, fancy French words name types of scents or rather, they name the strengths of fine scents.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
It’s all in the eye of the beholder
By Carole Townsend

I had my eyes opened for me the other day, and by a most unlikely person. I neglected to thank her for the deed at the time, but I’d like to do so now.