Damara Hutchins

Twenty-five years of maturity

This year will be my 25th high school reunion. People are already posting pictures of our teen years on Facebook to the delight of some and the horror of others. It’s funny how much our perspectives change over time.
Published: 01/30/16

Bamboozled by the best

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Updated one month ago

Staycation to end the year

Who in the world thinks it is a good idea to take time off when they just blew all their extra money on Christmas?
Updated one month ago

Simple lessons for simple times

Back when I was between the ages of five and seven, I lived in a house on Sun Circle West in Melbourne, Florida. I will always remember that street because I learned to ride a bike with no training wheels, had my very first best friend, Nicki, and my...
Updated: 2 months ago

Taking a chance on me

It was October 2010 when I emailed an article to Highlands Today in response to an ad searching for a community columnist. This was totally on a whim because, really, who was I?
Updated: 2 months ago

Hell hath no fury as this one

Don’t make women angry. That should be some type of mantra for every man to live by, but some men either do not learn things as well as others or they are just totally stubborn.
Updated: 3 months ago

Color-coded crying charts

I could tell she had not had a very good day when I picked her up from aftercare. She was moody and her pencil’s eraser was worn down to a nub.
Updated: 3 months ago

The persistence of obstinance

It is the end of the first nine weeks of the grading period and my own parent’s words are falling out of my mouth again. “You have the ability, you just need to apply yourself. If you only put the effort into school that you put into th...
Updated: 4 months ago

The zombie nurse apocalypse

The sickness set in about one month ago. I jokingly called it the beginning of the zombie nurse apocalypse. It was funny to me then, but I’m not laughing anymore.
Updated: 4 months ago

A very narrow view

A couple weeks ago, a beautiful nurse from Colorado spoke about an Alzheimer’s patient on the Miss America stage. I saw the video on Facebook the next day because I never watch those competitions. Honestly, I wish there were a “Miss Mid...
Updated: 5 months ago