Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Letting go is the toughest thing a parent will do
By Carole Townsend

It’s been said that our children will make us the saddest and the happiest we will ever be in life, and I believe that to be true. No, I know it to be true. My husband and I have experienced both the happiness and the sadness with our children, who range in ages from 23 - 30.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Oh, the choices we must make
By Carole Townsend

December is my favorite month of the year, and it has been since I was a little girl. Of course, Christmas falls in December. What child doesn’t love the excitement and anticipation of the Christmas season?

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Size matters, at least where trees are concerned
By Carole Townsend

Before we get started, I trust that everyone’s Thanksgiving was glorious. I trust that all of the “leftover” options have been exhausted: turkey tetrazzini, turkey potpie, turkey soup, turkey stir fry (yes, I did), all of them.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Thankfulness is a relative thing
By Carole Townsend

Ah, the glorious week is finally here. I do believe that Thanksgiving week may be my favorite of all fifty-two weeks packed into a year. If not, it runs a close second, and that’s only to Christmas week.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
With Christmas approaching, keep one thing in mind.
By Carole Townsend

I read something this morning on a social media site that had me shaking my head. I’ll go you one better; it had me feeling a bit sad about my absolute favorite time of every year, and that’s Christmas.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Bullying is nothing new, but what’s to be done?
By Carole Townsend

I read an article recently, about a local student who killed herself as a result of relentless bullying by her peers. I imagine that there were other factors at work as well, but bullying no doubt contributed to the young woman’s desperation.