Carole Townsend

(Not so) Common Sense
Marriage is dead? For our children’s sake, I hope not
By Carole Townsend

I read a blog the other day, written by a young man who asserted the claim that the institution of marriage is dead.  I thought to myself as I read the title of his blog, “Well, let’s see what this doomsday clown has to say,” and I began to read.

Carole Townsend

(Not so) Common Sense: 
The last of the family holidays is packed away, for now
By Carole Townsend

Well, Easter 2015 is in the history books, and it was a fine one. I hope yours was, too, if you celebrate Easter. If not, I trust that your Passover or just your weekend was glorious. The weather was gorgeous, the trees are “greening up” (as my dad used to say), and the dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom. At our house, we had an extra blessing to add to all that. Our ten-month-old granddaughter spent the entire weekend with us.

Carole Townsend

End it
By Carole Townsend

We live in a world of plenty, don’t we? In fact, we here in the United States live in a world of excess compared to much of the rest of the world. And here in Gwinnett County, we are (for the most part) both comfortable and sheltered. 

Carole Townsend

There’s something fundamentally satisfying about gardening
By Carole Townsend

I do it every year; I write something about gardening at about the same time my husband and I begin turning the earth and planting things in our own gardens and flower beds. Also every year, I fight the urge to jump the gun and begin planting too early just because I have spring fever.

Carole Townsend

My husband and I took a few days and headed for the beach for a few days last week. The past few months have been crazy, with a lot of great things going on, but crazy is still crazy! We really needed, and enjoyed, the break.

Carole Townsend

In truth, we’re raising adults. Not children.
By Carole Townsend

Our little nine month old granddaughter spent the night with us this past weekend, an honor bestowed on my husband and me before anyone else. I truly felt honored, because I wasn’t sure our daughter was going to be able to let go.