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Sunday, Oct 04, 2015

Damara Hutchins

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...
Published: 09/26/15

Little Miss Money Bags

“I think it’s behind my bed, but I don’t really know.”
Updated one month ago

Surviving back to school blues

“Ugh. You stink bad. You smell like ham that is cooked and uncooked at the same time.” This was how my daughter greeted her brother after his weight lifting practice. In her defense, he was horribly sweaty....
Updated one month ago

The great mug war of 2015

Chris had used my coffee cup again. It wouldn’t be a big deal, but this was my coffee cup and, in my opinion, he didn’t take especially good care of it. Sometimes, I’d find it left in the windowsill of the bathroom or in the livi...
Updated: 2 months ago

The most beautiful trophy

Around 30 years ago, my mom went fishing with my step-dad. We lived on a ranch in Avon Park and there were several canals loaded with fish that were waiting to be our dinner at any given time. I preferred catfish over brim or bass because I never car...
Updated: 2 months ago

Quality seating for the sidelines

My husband, Chris, bent over and whispered in my ear, “Look around at all these people. This is exactly what they look like sitting on the toilet.” I glanced around Okeechobee High School’s gym at the parents who were hunched ove...
Updated: 3 months ago