Opinion

My husband Snell said that people did not dress in costumes and go Trick or Treating when he was growing up.  What a terrible shame.  My best friend and next door neighbor Dotti and I lived for Halloween.  Our mothers, however, did not. Well, maybe a little.

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Carole Townsend

No one likes to be told that, do they? “This is none of your business.” I don’t. Sometimes I think I believe that everything is my business, simply because I believe my opinion has value to anyone and everyone. Well, it’s not, and it doesn’t. That’s a good thing, by the way. When we finally learn the lesson about circles of influence and the things that really should matter to us, life is oh-so-much simpler.

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In just a few years, attacks at public venues (schools, the workplace, shopping malls) have become all too common. Firearms and bombs seem to be the preferred weapons. Aside from becoming aware of a bomb, and vacating the premises, there isn’t much a person can do to avoid injury or death. But when an “active shooter” is on site, other options do exist.

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Carole Townsend

My mama always taught me that there were two things we ought never to talk about, and those are religion and politics. As is true of so many things she taught me, she was right about that. I’ve pondered over the years as to why this is true, and here’s what I’ve come up with: religion and politics are both things about which we Americans are very passionate. That’s a good thing, by the way. 

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Carole Townsend

I have a girlfriend, a very dear girlfriend, and we’ve known each other for years (nearly 25 years, as a matter of fact, oh my!). She is the kind of woman I always aspired to be – beautiful, genuinely kind, gracious, and even-tempered.

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