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  • Congratulations Carole Townsend and Katie Hart Smith!

    (L-R) Authors Katie Hart Smith and Carole Townsend Congratulations Carole Townsend and Katie Hart Smith! The 53rd Georgia Author of the Year Awards (books published in 2016) was held on June 3, 2017. Local authors Carole Townsend and Katie Hart Smith...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/local-news/81-local-news/3349-congratulations-carole-townsend-and-katie-hart-smith
  • The next Gwinnett Historical Society meeting features Carole Townsend

    The next Gwinnett Historical Society meeting features Carole Townsend The Gwinnett Historical Society meeting on Monday evening, Sept 19th at 7pm will feature the author Carole Townsend! Ms Townsend will speak about the Larry Flint shooting and her new...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/local-news/81-local-news/2885-the-next-gwinnett-historical-society-meeting-features-carole-townsend
  • Holidays always look perfect in the rear view mirror

    with four fabulous local authors! Visit https://www.cityofmiltonga.us/events/348/milton-literary-festival/ for details! Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective....

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2171-holidays-always-look-perfect-in-the-rear-view-mirror
  • There’s a fascinating world just beyond that phone screen

    people? If they’re looking up, there may just be hope for the world, after all. Albert here’s to hoping you were wrong. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3136-there-s-a-fascinating-world-just-beyond-that-phone-screen
  • There’s no place like home

    another idea my way. “How do you feel about motorcycles?” I got the feeling that that’s where we were headed all along. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. Itis the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3168-there-s-no-place-like-home
  • Bunnies, eggs, chocolate and eternity

    no matter why or how your family observes the Easter holiday, it was filled with love and with those who love you. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true tale...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3172-bunnies-eggs-chocolate-and-eternity
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Skydiving. It just isn’t natural

    I suppose it’s time she learned. Wonder if she’d be up for a girls’ weekend at the beach instead? Now that I can do. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3531-not-so-common-sense-skydiving-it-just-isn-t-natural
  • (Not So) Common Sense | When did it happen?

    see it. In a generation or two, who knows? Those at “the top” may pick up on the trend. Ah, out of the mouths of babes. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3737-not-so-common-sense-when-did-it-happen
  • The measure of a community’s greatness lies not in its wealth, but in its heart.

    won’t regret it. “To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.” –Bodhidharma, Indian leader and teacher Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2048-the-measure-of-a-community-s-greatness-lies-not-in-its-wealth-but-in-its-heart
  • Dads are underrated

    and your influence lives on for generations. Seems like you should get more than a bad necktie forthat, doesn’t it? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1821-dads-are-underrated
  • It’s the season for community, and you don’t want to miss it.

    share some lemonade, watch the children play, and if we’re lucky, to welcome a few more of herwarm and magical nights. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1720-it-s-the-season-for-community-and-you-don-t-want-to-miss-it
  • Marriage is dead? For our children’s sake, I hope not

    that marriage is dead, I say that I hope you’re wrong, for all our sakes. What a sad state of affairs that would be. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1561-marriage-is-dead-for-our-children-s-sake-i-hope-not
  • One Down, Two to Go

    there was only one, very small, kitchen fire. It could have happened to anyone. I think Mr. Rockwell would be proud. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1240-one-down-two-to-go
  • In the South, Gravy is a Food Group

    scheme of things, that the gravy isn’t that big a deal. The dressing, on the other hand, now that’s another story. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both an outlandish and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1226-in-the-south-gravy-is-a-food-group
  • ‘Tis the season (for scams)

    right down to your shoes and the pattern of your sweater (and your license plate number) to the nice officer. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both an outlandish and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1209-tis-the-season-for-scams
  • Change. The good kind.

    might figure a few things out. At the very least, we’ll have a few laughs. In my experience, those never hurt anyone. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both an outlandish and poignant perspective....

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1208-change-the-good-kind
  • Can one overdose on Christmas?

    fare. Unless the doorbell rings. Happy New Year to you and our families, and here’s to a relaxed and peaceful one! Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1207-can-one-overdose-on-christmas
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Holly and mistletoe and mall sales...and scams

    family and decorating. And then, there's the New Year. That's a whole different ball of wax, as Dad used to say. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was namedFinalist for 2017 Georgia Author of...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3738-not-so-common-sense-holly-and-mistletoe-and-mall-sales-and-scams
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Black Friday shopping – not for the faint of heart

    the darker side of human nature, and the black souls of crazed bargain shoppers. Did you go shopping on Black Friday? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3739-not-so-common-sense-black-friday-shopping-not-for-the-faint-of-heart
  • (Not So) Common Sense | The sweet spot in life

    as often as you can, enjoy this time. Like all the others, it passes as stealthily and as quickly as a fleeting memory. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3784-not-so-common-sense-the-sweet-spot-in-life
  • The village is changing

    have two parents, and sometimes one. In the end, those parents are the absolute best friends a child will ever have. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/4134-the-village-is-changing
  • I miss my dad (sometimes)

    and sure enough, we saw him once a month right up until Dad went on to Glory. Wonder how he and Mom are getting along? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/4133-i-miss-my-dad-sometimes
  • (Not So) Common Sense | “Hey, Mom!”

    on Sunday, celebrate her well. Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there. I hope your children do you proud on Sunday! Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/4053-not-so-common-sense-hey-mom
  • (Not So) Common Sense | A bird’s tale

    words. Instead, we’ve just sat, waited and watched. And you know the rest of the story. The bluebirds figured itout. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/4029-not-so-common-sense-a-bird-s-tale
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Gardening with Norman Rockwell

    home during her first year of summer camp, or even college. I know I’ll file it away for safekeeping for a long time. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/4013-not-so-common-sense-gardening-with-norman-rockwell
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Let’s go streaking!

    how pretty it looks. I can’t wait to hear what that’s all about, what that’s supposed to solve. I really can’t wait. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3962-not-so-common-sense-let-s-go-streaking
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Don’t like the weather in Georgia? Stick around for a few minutes.

    under mounds of snow, most of it black. Snow days lose their luster when you’re on this side of thirty, don’t they? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true tale...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3961-not-so-common-sense-don-t-like-the-weather-in-georgia-stick-around-for-a-few-minutes
  • (Not So) Common Sense | A swimsuit? In February?

    – anything and everything. Breathe it in, pollen and all. Nobody’s watching and even if they were, would you care? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true tale...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3960-not-so-common-sense-a-swimsuit-in-february
  • (Not So) Common Sense | A kinder, gentler generation

    idea to take it easy with the trophy and nap jokes. They will, after all, be the ones pushing our wheelchairs one day. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3959-not-so-common-sense-a-kinder-gentler-generation
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Are you doing it yet? Binge-watching, I mean.

    disrepair, tall grass, HOA warnings and worst of all, distance in a marriage. Maybe they should come with a warning. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3958-not-so-common-sense-are-you-doing-it-yet-binge-watching-i-mean
  • (Not So) Common Sense | An apple a day…

    the TV. Oh and for heaven’s sake, while you’re doing that, don’t smoke or sit out in the sun without your sunscreen. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3949-not-so-common-sense-an-apple-a-day
  • (Not So) Common Sense | My dogs hate me

    critiquing my gardening skills while he does it. Wish I could remember his tricks for growing prize-winning tomatoes. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3948-not-so-common-sense-my-dogs-hate-me
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Age is a double-edged sword

    first time ever, I am the woman I always wanted to be. And I really, really appreciate Tylenol and a good heating pad. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3799-not-so-common-sense-age-is-a-double-edged-sword
  • “It’s for your own good, dear.”

    By Carole Townsend | Columnist | Gwinnett Citizen It’s late October, and we’re smack in the middle of my favorite time of year. From now through Christmas, I’m in my element as a mom and grandmother. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (or THE BIG...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3687-it-s-for-your-own-good-dear
  • Creative writing class with author and journalist Carole Townsend

    Creative writing class with author and journalist Carole Townsend Have you thought about writing a book, but weren’t sure if you had the talent? Are you a closet writer with a dream of writing that novel, but you’re just not sure how to pull it all...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/local-news/gwinnett-pulse/2305-creative-writing-class-with-author-and-journalist-carole-townsend
  • Out of the mouths of the elderly...

    want not," said a retired school teacher from Beaufort, dabbing at the corners of her mouth with a fine linen hanky. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3267-out-of-the-mouths-of-the-elderly
  • Happy Mama's Day, ladies

    have given everything they had (and then some) to raise good people. I thank you, and the rest of the world thanks you. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnettauthor and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3238-happy-mama-s-day-ladies
  • Summertime in the South

    little sweat (and it will), break out a pitcher of lemonade. Yes, there's a reason people who come here end up staying. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3195-summertime-in-the-south
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Blended family? Make that pureed, please.

    your family, however large or small, however it was created, because no doubt, love is at the core. Spread it around! Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3128-not-so-common-sense-blended-family-make-that-pureed-please
  • Oh, do be careful what you pray for.

    I’m just going to have to believe they’ll tell me and if not, well, I can promise you this, I’ll not cry “foul.” Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published April 2016. It is the true tale...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3095-oh-do-be-careful-what-you-pray-for
  • Trick-or-Treat has changed since I was a kid

    all of which had been “tampered with.” I never once saw a box of DOTS or Sweet ‘n Sours in the tampered pile. Not once. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published April 2016. It is the...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3011-trick-or-treat-has-changed-since-i-was-a-kid
  • “Girl power.” We’re never too old to say it.

    women like that in my life, and I’ve beenaround long enough to know that prayer explains an awful lot of coincidences. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published April 2016. It is the...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2917-girl-power-we-re-never-too-old-to-say-it
  • The language of Politi-speak

    get offended and always, always get the last word. I guess it makes more sense to just vote, and leave it at that. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published April 2016. It is the true...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2742-the-language-of-politi-speak
  • Sports superstar, or man of character? Why do we have to choose?

    By the way, even football widows can enjoy the Superbowl. Who doesn’t enjoy a clever, wildly expensive commercial? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth and newest book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, is slated for April 5, 2016...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2361-sports-superstar-or-man-of-character-why-do-we-have-to-choose
  • With age comes a lot: aches and pains, wisdom, and boundless love

    you hit 50, my dear? And God willing, everyone will know her, and her daughter will think that’s pretty weird, too. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2153-with-age-comes-a-lot-aches-and-pains-wisdom-and-boundless-love
  • We were young once, right?

    that we all know kids do during that awful week known as “spring break.” And I am still choosing to believe her. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. She writes about family, from both a humorous and poignant perspective. Her...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1312-we-were-young-once-right
  • It’s hard to raise them right, and it hurts to let them go

    sizing up which of our children will likely take the best care of us in our old age. The jury’s still out on that one. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth and newest book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, is slated for April 12...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/2527-it-s-hard-to-raise-them-right-and-it-hurts-to-let-them-go
  • It's hot outside, and that means war

    are welcome. And the water spiders? I bought a pellet gun for those things. Some things just cannot be tolerated. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was recently...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3419-it-s-hot-outside-and-that-means-war
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Age is just a number and well, maybe a few other things too

    knows where I can find a pair of shoulder pads, purple tights, and leg warmers? I’m uh, well I’m asking for a friend. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3462-not-so-common-sense-age-is-just-a-number-and-well-maybe-a-few-other-things-too
  • (Not So) Common Sense | They're like Google, with wrinkles

    from which to spin spellbinding stories. Who knows? You might just start a new tradition in your home this year. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia Author of...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3709-not-so-common-sense-they-re-like-google-with-wrinkles
  • To "e" or not to "e"

    books bring you all the pleasure and comfort that my bound books do for me. You see? I'm not completely set in my ways. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3651-to-e-or-not-to-e
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Teaching patience, based on experience

    will navigate that path without the benefit of leggings, she's informed me. We're a lot alike, but not exactly alike. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3640-not-so-common-sense-teaching-patience-based-on-experience
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Ouch. That was my funny bone.

    change how you react to it. And that reminds me, did you hear the one about the priest, the rabbi, and the minister? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was named...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3631-not-so-common-sense-ouch-that-was-my-funny-bone
  • (Not So) Common Sense | The skinny at the dog park

    a good person, no doubt about it. Now, time to take my little darlings to the park, right after I give them all treats. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3622-not-so-common-sense-the-skinny-at-the-dog-park
  • The best (and the worst) of humanity

    to list here, but a little research will answer any questions you might have. This is our opportunity to shine. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia Author of...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3599-the-best-and-the-worst-of-humanity
  • Dating your best friend – yes or no?

    I'd ever date, and I hope we go on "courting" one another for as long as we live. Kids, if you're reading this, sorry. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was named Finalist for 2017 Georgia...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3586-dating-your-best-friend-yes-or-no
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Dog days are here now, but hope is on the horizon

    60s. Invite family and friends over, and serve what we call "football food." You'll feel better in no time. Guaranteed. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3535-not-so-common-sense-dog-days-are-here-now-but-hope-is-on-the-horizon
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Your attention, please...

    – Christ's life and teachings and very source of life – that is what it's all about. Nothing more, and nothing less. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/3502-not-so-common-sense-your-attention-please
  • (Not So) Common Sense | Little nerds grow up to be big nerds

    They say that certain traits skip a generation. I'm hoping that's true for the Nerd gene because if so, it's on. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was recently...

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  • Run on ahead; I’ll catch up.

    I’m going to rub those perfect ears. And it’ll be a pretty good bet that there’ll be a few treats in my shirt pocket. Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL, was published in 2016. It is the true...

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  • (Not So) Common Sense | Like looking in a mirror

    that I used to be, that we all used to be. Oh, if the world really was the way a child sees it... Can you imagine? Carole Townsend is a Gwinnett author and freelance writer. Her fourth book, BLOOD IN THE SOIL (Apr 2016, Skyhorse Publishing), was...

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  • As the parent goes, so goes the child…sort of

    (Not So) Common Sense As the parent goes, so goes the child…sort of By Carole Townsend There are a lot of ways to say it. “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” “Monkey see, monkey do.” It’s pretty simple, really. Children mimic their parents. Oh...

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  • What's the village to do?

    (Not So) Common Sense What's the village to do? By Carole Townsend Grocery shopping. It's become more of a social event for me than it is a matter of necessity. The florist and the produce guy have become friends of mine over the years, and we always...

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  • Sorry, I’m (over) booked

    (Not So) Common Sense Sorry, I’m (over) booked By Carole Townsend Are you good at multi-tasking? Are you one of those people who can rise at or before dawn, work a full day, handle family business and finances during lunch or on the road, return phone...

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  • The movie theater is not your living room

    (Not So) Common Sense The movie theater is not your living room By Carole Townsend Today, I’m going to go down a path that I’ve already been down before with you all, not because I have run out of topics about which to write, but because the issue...

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  • I miss the back-to-school rush. Sometimes.

    ( Not So ) Common Sense... I miss the back-to-school rush. Sometimes By Carole Townsend Heading to the Mall of Georgia earlier this week, I was surprised by the bumper-to-bumper backup of cars along Highway 20. Typically, that kind of traffic near the...

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  • It’s all in the eye of the beholder

    (Not So) Common Sense It’s all in the eye of the beholder By Carole Townsend I had my eyes opened for me the other day, and by a most unlikely person. I neglected to thank her for the deed at the time, but I’d like to do so now. First, a little...

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  • With age comes both privilege and loss

    (Not So) Common Sense With age comes both privilege and loss By Carole Townsend Note: This is a version of a piece I wrote in 2013, just a few months before my father passed away at 93 years of age. I thought, in light of present circumstances, it...

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  • Thankfulness is a relative thing

    (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...

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  • Tonight, we’re violating the no-fry zone

    Tonight, we’re violating the no-fry zone By Carole Townsend The wet, stifling heat of a Georgia summer brings to mind so many things for us, doesn’t it? Especially for those of us who grew up here, Georgia summers mean swimming in any body of water...

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  • Almost 250 years, and still going

    Almost 250 years, and still going By Carole Townsend Independence Day is just around the corner. The holiday means different things to different people. Some view it as a guaranteed day off of work, to be celebrated with a barbecue, a body of water and...

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  • Kids say the darndest things

    Kids say the darndest things By Carole Townsend (Not so) Common Sense I feel sure that I have shared this fact before, but for the record, I’ll do it again. I am a mom. My husband and I have four children, all of them now in their twenties. They have...

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  • What is it about a vacation?

    What is it about a vacation? By Carole Townsend July in Georgia. This is just about the time that many of us are packing up the kids and heading for a beach somewhere down south. Oh, it’s plenty hot enough here in metro Atlanta; we just need a change...

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  • Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be ungrateful brats.

    Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be ungrateful brats. By Carole Townsend Willie Nelson’s song about not letting our babies grow up to be cowboys has always been a favorite of mine, even though I’m not much of a fan of country music. “Don’t let...

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  • With a baby-boomer mentality, I’m not equipped to be a millennial.

    (Not So) Common Sense With a baby-boomer mentality, I’m not equipped to be a millennial. By Carole Townsend There are some words in the English language that are doomed to be overused. I have my own list, of course, as do most all writers. “Surreal”...

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  • (Not So) Common Sense - Auto service is uncertain territory, for me anyway

    (Not So) Common Sense Auto service is uncertain territory, for me anyway By Carole Townsend Every time I take my car to the dealership for service, I hear my dad’s voice - tinny, from a distance, far in the back of my mind. It’s faint, of course. We...

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  • Some days, it pays to just throw in the towel (if you can find a clean one).

    (Not so) Common Sense Some days, it pays to just throw in the towel (if you can find a clean one). By Carole Townsend Life happens in cycles. I believe that to be true; I have lived long enough to be able to back up that statement with cold, hard...

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

    (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...

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  • Considering fleeing your community for safer territory? Think again.

    (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...

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  • Out of the mouths of babes...

    (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...

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  • Teachable moments are very often offered up by kids.

    (Not So) Common Sense Teachable moments are very often offered up by kids. By Carole Townsend It took me a while to learn this, but I believe that one of the best ways to make a lasting impact in this life is to give back. As adults, we accumulate all...

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  • There are three things about “listicles” I just don’t like

    (Not So) Common Sense There are three things about “listicles” I just don’t like By Carole Townsend Our poor attention spans. They have dwindled down to nearly nothing, a phenomenon I suspect is attributable to social media. “Listicles,” like hashtags,...

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  • What I'd go back and tell the younger me

    (Not So) Common Sense What I'd go back and tell the younger me By Carole Townsend Ah, the things that come with age, yes? I love the wisdom and clarity; the ability to discern; the sure knowledge of what I want; the satisfaction of having raised, or...

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  • It's a jungle in here

    It's a jungle in here By Carole Townsend This is not an easy thing to admit, but I have a confession to make. I have been outwitted by a rogue band of fruit flies. They have taken up residence in my kitchen (my countertops have been sans fruit for...

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  • Our Georgia history is rich

    Our Georgia history is rich By Carole Townsend We live in a fabulous state, all things considered. The weather is pretty near perfect, if you can overlook the brutally long, hot summers. They beat the brutally long, cold winters in upstate New York, I...

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  • Everything in life comes full circle

    Everything in life comes full circle By Carole Townsend I remember a saying that I’ve heard for years, something about life coming full circle. To illustrate the point, so the saying goes, just look at man. He starts his life in diapers and very often,...

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  • Merry Christmas to you, Dad

    Merry Christmas to you, Dad By Carole Townsend (not so) Common Sense When you’ve lost someone you love, it’s funny how thoughts of that person pop into your head, no matter how long ago you lost him. My dad died in March of last year, at the admirable...

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  • As a nation, we’ve become too sensitive

    As a nation, we’ve become too sensitive By Carole Townsend I’m probably going to regret writing this, but here goes. Merry Christmas! Did that offend you? I hope not, but in all likelihood those two words are going to get somebody’s back up. For the...

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  • To Resolve, or Not to Resolve?

    To Resolve, or Not to Resolve? By Carole Townsend Quick, when someone mentions the New Year to you, what does that bring to mind? For some, it’s a melancholy time, packed with nostalgia, “what-ifs” and such. For some, a New Year is brimming with hope...

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  • My, where does the time go?

    My, where does the time go? By Carole Townsend I remember being a young woman – admittedly a smug one when I was in my twenties – and hearing “old” people say things like, “The older you get, the faster time flies,” and “Better enjoy your children...

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  • The Family Dinner Matters

    The Family Dinner Matters By Carole Townsend It’s been said for years, by psychologists, pastors, and even by just us laypeople: family dinnertime matters. In a whirlwind world that gets more blustery by the year, what with sports and academic...

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  • Sometimes, there are no words.

    (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. I imagine that you have, too. I’d...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1359-sometimes-there-are-no-words
  • Share the road. Safely, please.

    Share the road. Safely, please. By Carole Townsend My husband and I took a little trip this past weekend. It involved 12 hours of driving (round trip), about 16 hours of work (a labor of love), and whatever time was left dedicated to dinners out, and...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1360-share-the-road-safely-please
  • We’re only as sick as our secrets.

    We’re only as sick as our secrets. By Carole Townsend I have thought long and hard about writing this column, about sharing in a very public arena what is typically considered a very private matter. I want to address the topic of domestic abuse. In...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1400-we-re-only-as-sick-as-our-secrets
  • The Oscars are coming!

    The Oscars are coming! By Carole Townsend The 87 th annual Oscar Awards ceremony airs this coming Sunday, February 22. I know this, because my sister makes sure I know when it’s scheduled every year. She loves these things; all the awards shows are...

    https://gwinnettcitizen.com/94-opinion/columnists/not-so-common-sense-carole-townsend/1420-the-oscars-are-coming
  • In truth, we’re raising adults. Not children.

    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...

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  • There’s something fundamentally satisfying about gardening

    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....

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  • End it

    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...

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  • The last of the family holidays is packed away, for now

    (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...

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  • Some Things Old are New Again

    Some Things Old are New Again Carole Townsend I remember when I was a kid, on any given Saturday morning my parents could say, “Let’s go to the Farmers’ Market,” and off we’d go. I have to be honest; my siblings and I were never as enthusiastic about...

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