Posts filed under: Living

Symptoms: Covid-19 causes shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. This requires immediate medical attention. Covid-19 may come on slowly and take several days to get worse....
“No one had any doubt that the bombers would come,” writes Erik Larson in The Splendid and the Vile (A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz). “Britain’s...
Just a month ago, Paige and John Reynolds were settling into life with no kids at home; six months before that, their last child had left for college. One college...
There are lots of lists online of games, homeschooling schedules, activities, and workout regiments for the whole family, which are fun, but not exactly my style. I decided to make...
To meet Steve Schubart at the Grasscattle Company is to see our future and celebrate out past. A man with a mission and huge energy, an unstoppable combination....
Valentine’s Day has passed, the groundhog has come and gone, Presidents’ Day is over, and life goes on, and sometimes it snows. Some of us have flown to warmer spots...
Rick and I visited China during the first three weeks of January this year. Our purpose was to visit our daughter and her husband, who teach at Nanjing International School,...
February 11, Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m., come to the Charlotte Grange and “Meet the Candidates!” Hosted by The Charlotte News and the Charlotte Library. Meet and ask questions of...
This past June, Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan posted an essay on his website titled, “Vermont to the Tenth Power: How a Small State Thrives in a Time of Federal Collapse.”...
Brenda Whalley Temple died as she lived, on her own terms. Brenda passed away in her sleep, at peace and at home, on December 12, 2019. She was a force...
Around this time of year, you can’t miss the towering blue spruce tree on Guinea Road. Aglow with string lights, it’s a popular landmark and a reliable harbinger of the...
The holidays are over and I’m feeling a bit numb. The Christmas tree is still up, a light snow is falling, the dogs are trying to convince me that a...
The Family Division of the Superior Court handles several kinds of cases, including divorce, “parentage” and juvenile cases. Today, let’s discuss divorce cases....
Jack Fairweather’s 2019 biography “The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz” won the Costa Book Award in the biography category this week. Fairweather...
In season, Stony Loam Farm offers a bountiful community supported agriculture (CSA) of fresh veggies and flowers. The name of the farm comes from the agricultural designation for the type...
I wrapped a bunch of presents the other day, and while I worked, I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie. The plot involved a beautiful, slightly deranged reporter who moved to...
The best part of the Nutcracker for Olivia Santos is the “Waltz of the Flowers” because she loves the music. The trickiest part is the candy cane dance, where she...
Sleeping on the porch of a hurricane-battered house with no electricity felt luxurious to Dr. Jean Andersson-Swayze—it was an upgrade from the previous nights she spent camping on the ground...
While I knew she was a great writer from reading her victim-impact statement when she was known for so many years as “Emily Doe,” I was blown away by this...
We tend to take breathing for granted. Without having to think about it, we are constantly replenishing our oxygen supply and ridding ourselves of carbon dioxide. Although breathing can take...