Time to follow through

Time to follow through

Many years ago my paternal grandmother asked a favor of me. I never really followed through, and since I recently stumbled across the item she asked m...

May 1st, 2019 |  


Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Is Dogwood the best flowering tree?

Dogwood trees are universally popular, and it’s no wonder. At this time of year they put on a spectacular show, their brilliant white blooms lig...

April 30th, 2019 |  


Working for the Queen of Lawns

Working for the Queen of Lawns

While mowing my lawn on Sunday, I was reminded of the time in the mid-1970s when I worked at Memorial Hospital of Union County as the assistant direct...

April 29th, 2019 |  



Flying the North Atlantic

Flying the North Atlantic

The late Harold Losey of Wilmington loved challenges. He and his wife, Lillian, opened Losey’s Pharmacy located in Wilmington in 1964, and desig...

April 24th, 2019 |  


I’m not sure I agree

I’m not sure I agree

There are so many choices for news and information these days that it is rather confusing what to believe and what not to believe.I heard an ad for a ...

April 22nd, 2019 |  


… And all that jazz

… And all that jazz

I have always taken pride in the fact that I appreciate many types of music. While my musical preference has always rested in the country field, I als...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Long ago and far, far away

Long ago and far, far away

At some point in our lives, we all have experienced a serendipity. A serendipity is defined by the Cambridge English Dictionary as, “finding int...

April 15th, 2019 |  


There’s no time for regrets

There’s no time for regrets

The finest stories begin with, “Once upon a time,” and end with “lived happily ever after.”Most stories in real life fall some...

March 13th, 2019 |  


Grandmothers to granddaughters

Grandmothers to granddaughters

Some of my favorite childhood memories were of my grandmothers. Those two sweet ladies just loved to fuss over us whenever we visited.Mamaw Bridges li...

March 11th, 2019 |  


Celebrating women around the globe

Celebrating women around the globe

“Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long...

March 8th, 2019 |