Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Out of the mouths of babes...
By Carole Townsend

Have you been to an elementary school lately? Perhaps some of you have; many of you likely have children who are still in the primary grades, as my parents used to call them. Our youngest child is 23 years old, so it’s been a while for me. A long while. Tuesday morning changed all that.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Considering fleeing your community for safer territory? Think again.
By Carole Townsend

As a newspaper reporter, I enjoy the enviable opportunity to spend a lot of time in Gwinnett County communities, documenting the positive things that happen all day, every day, in our county. Last evening, I had the opportunity to listen to a GCPD crime prevention officer, and it got me to thinking.

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
In the South, Football is right up there with Sunday church and fried chicken.
By Carole Townsend

Football season. Are there two more glorious words in the entire dictionary? Not in our house, there aren’t. Much like thousands of other families, we have the date of the first NFL pre-season game circled in red on our calendar, and we circle it right around the time that the previous season ends.  

Carole Townsend

(not so) Common Sense
Sometimes, there are no words.
By Carole Townsend

Have you ever dealt with someone whose job was so secure that he or she didn’t really care whether you walked away a satisfied customer? I have.