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A friend's decision

One of my best friends from college told me this week that she is planning to deliver her baby, due around March, naturally.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


Sins of omission

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

November 08, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Advice columnist to GOP

WASHINGTON -- Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is also known to live up to her title now and then. Herewith a correspondence worth sharing.

November 06, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reality check

From the Oath of Athens that the citizens of Athens, Greece recited over 2,000 years ago -- a timeless code of civic responsibility:

November 06, 2013 | By Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Stress, love, patience and ‘sucking in’

This weekend, I went with my dear friend, Jody, and a few of her family members and one other friend to make a very important purchase for her. Yes, I'm talking about wedding dress shopping.

November 06, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


‘Journalists’ or ‘Journalism’?

There's a debate going on within the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), of which I am a member:

November 04, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Small town life

Around the corner, out in the country where we live, is a hardware store owned by a guy I have known since the day I was born. Our bassinets were next to each other in the hospital nursery.

November 04, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


An ‘Ah Ha’ historical moment

Often a researcher will experience an "Ah Ha" moment when he discovers and understands a topic totally unrelated to the topic being researched. Some also describe this as a serendipitous moment. Harvey S. Teal chronicles such a moment in this story.

November 04, 2013 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Virginia is GOP wake-up call

WASHINGTON -- It isn't over yet, but a bookie today would predict a Terry McAuliffe victory in the Virginia governor's election next week.

November 01, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The wisdom of yoga

I've learned a lot during my yoga teacher training this year. Going into my last month of the training, I realize that there is so much wisdom in the practice of yoga. Even if we are established in or have roots in another religion or spiritual practice, yoga has a lot to offer most people, because of its mindfulness aspect, even if the physical practice isn't your thing.

November 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Columns


They will know...

Several days ago, the all too familiar sound of children fighting came from the other room in my house, a predictable occurrence for most parents. My 9-year-old twins were "debating" over who would put on their grandfather's United States Marine Corp uniform first and who would it fit best. Gender and age won out on the uniform; however, the loser would be first to hold granddad's Marine KA-BAR knife. Of course, capturing this on a cell phone was quickly requested and answered. I must say the transient moment was surreal in a way. Was it reminding me of ...

November 01, 2013 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Passing the time on I-81

As interstate highways go -- long on speed but generally short on scenery -- I-81 is one of the most attractive. It winds its way up the scenic Shenandoah Valley from southern Virginia to Scranton, Pa., and beyond.

November 01, 2013 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Fighting the fruit fight

I was grocery shopping a few days ago and overheard a girl telling what I assume must have been her mother that she hated vegetables. This is not anything out of the ordinary to hear in a grocery store, I'm sure, but what stuck out was that the girl was probably in her 20s and adamant about hating vegetables. I could hear it in her voice and she had a no-nonsense look on her face when she said it.

October 30, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Columns


The White House Comedy Club

WASHINGTON -- While the nation's attention has been riveted on the Keystone Congress, the executive branch was busy developing its own comedy routine. Picture the cast (you know the characters) shrugging their shoulders in unison: "Who, me?"

October 30, 2013 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


A changing of fortune

It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting stuff occurs in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king.

October 28, 2013 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Noble: ‘Understanding each other’s history’

Last week in Charleston, a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big ...

May 20, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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