Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
There’s no cook like a Southern cook
By Carole Townsend

Is there a person on this earth who doesn’t believe that their mom is the best cook to ever grace a kitchen? I know I did, and even though my mother passed away when I was just a teenager, I remember her cooking tips and tricks, and many of her recipes, even now.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
The evolution of a packer
By Carole Townsend

Traveling used to be so glamorous, didn’t it? I remember a time when travelers dressed to fly, just as we dressed for church or for weddings. Traveling used to be an event, an occasion. Now, it’s a competitive sport.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
A Love Letter to Dads
By Carole Townsend

First off, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, all day long. There. No excuses now.

If many of us are honest, we look at Father’s Day as an afterthought, kind of a “Well, we did it for Mom, so it’s only fair to set aside a day for Dad, too,” kind of thing.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Be the person your dog thinks you are
By Carole Townsend

I’m a dog person, there’s no secret there. Our dogs have seen our family through a lot of things: career changes, family tragedies, births and celebrations, you name it.

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.