Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Hard work does a body good
By Carole Townsend

We were blessed, once we got past the bleak and dreary weather on Saturday morning, with a gorgeous May weekend here in Atlanta. My husband and I happened to have most of the weekend all to ourselves, so we indulged in the guilty pleasure that most couples with “alone time” enjoy. Gardening.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Bad things come in threes, right?
By Carole Townsend

A few years ago, I wrote a book about the wisdoms of older women that are passed down to younger women. In short, it was a book about “Mama’s Advice,” titled Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Spend your time living, not waiting
By Carole Townsend

I was reminded this week that, while focus and planning are wonderful things to have, we can spend so much time looking down at what we must do, that we miss the things that we are blessed to be able to do. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it? Let me explain.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Yes, it takes a village to raise a book
By Carole Townsend

This past week was a big one for me. I don’t like to offer even the appearance of promoting myself or my “other” work in this column, but today, I’m making an exception. I hope you’ll bear with me.