Monthly Archives: May 2012

No more pencils, no more books

School’s out for the summer. Now what? One thing is for sure: sitting around doing nothing is not an option. It seems that in the New South, everyone has somewhere to go … all the time. Our schedules don’t allow … Continue reading

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Just a swingin’

Childhood obesity. Video games. Television. Air quality. Bugs. Weather. There are lots of circumstances that conspire against children playing outdoors these days, so much so that getting kids outside is one of the biggest challenges of parenting in the New South. … Continue reading

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What I love about Mom

In the South – old or new – we love our mothers. It’s the right thing to do, and even in those rare circumstances when it may be difficult, a child’s bond with his or her mother lasts a lifetime. … Continue reading

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Fifteen years and counting

Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the day Carla Lynn Barron became my wife. Emily Post would tell me to celebrate the occasion with a gift of crystal and an arrangement of roses. Somehow, that just doesn’t seem to fit. … Continue reading

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