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A Reflection on the Election of 2012

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Our wonderful country is divided as not experienced since the War Between the States. So which side is correct? And what should your ballot choice be in the critical election of 2012? Do we want our lives controlled by politicians who want the government to make decisions that are the right and responsibility of the […]

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The Time for a Gasoline Tax Increase is Now!

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t like taxes any more than the rest of you.  But it’s time.   It’s time for a gasoline tax to facilitate Hampton Roads’ march away from traffic gridlock.   Urgent needs far exceed funds that could be diverted from other sources.  There just is no other way.   As I sit in […]

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Mr. Webster Wouldn’t Like the New Definition of Elitist

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. Webster must certainly be making a valiant attempt to escape from the grave to update his dictionary to meet new 21st century definitions.  The current wordspeak, seemingly straight out of George Orwell’s “1984”, has taken many words and twisted them into an intent that was never conceived by previous generations. The most battered of all those terms appears to be the […]

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Tags: A Little Bit of Everything Else · Politics · The Nation

Return of Dorm Rules Would Increase Student Safety

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Why did the mysterious disappearance of VCU college freshman Taylor Behl have to end so sadly? The beautiful young face in the newspaper pictures should have returned safely to her dorm room. Her story should have continued with a college degree, marriage, and the opportunity to grow gracefully older. Where does the fault lie for […]

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Daylight Savings Time Extension is Fabulous

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

After years of bad legislation the fact that Congress has passed an energy bill that includes a four week extension of Daylight Savings Time is very welcome news. Daylight Savings Time is a wonderful invention of modern times. Who but Scrooge himself could fault a day that lasts into the evening hours? Sunshine is uplifting. […]

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Welcome Macy’s

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The latest press release from the Federated/May Company mega merger holds exciting news for Hampton Roads residents. The announcement that local Hechts stores would soon carry the Macy’s name is fabulous news. I’m certain long term residents mourn the loss of another regional department store name. Hechts will soon join the ranks of the Leggett […]

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Row After Row of Closed Cash Registers

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever shopped in a chain discount store and left frustrated with the check-out experience? I’m certain most Americans fall into this category. The stores seem designed to facilitate a speedy checkout. Row upon row of modern computer controlled cash registers stand ready to rush one speedily through the process of paying for merchandise. […]

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Never Wear White Shoes Before Easter

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Growing up in the Deep South instills deeply held behavior patterns that are quite obviously not so important in other parts of the country. In my adult life I am genuinely shocked when I observe an acquaintance wearing white shoes in February. Number one rule on the list: Never wear white shoes before Easter or […]

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Hello World!

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Welcome to Carol’s Blog, a forum to share my thoughts and yours. The vision for the beginning of this endeavor came from frustration felt on a genealogical research trip.  The day had been spent at the well stocked DAR Library in Washington, DC. One would think, with the current popularity of genealogical research, that the […]

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