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Living, Loving & Leftovers

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The year was 1993. A man named Meat Loaf topped the music charts in 28 countries with the song “I’d Do...

Baby Names and Punchlines

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My son, Evan, seems to know when one of my jokes are coming. He can sense the approach. He can spot...

It’s Martha’s Party – She Can Dance If She Wants To!

 WORDS & PHOTOS BY BEN DUNGAN A 50th birthday party celebration looks about like what you’d think it would. Friends and family all gathered in...

Sniffling, Sneezing…Cold Season

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN In the previous three winters, I have had two colds. Do the math - that means one entire winter season, I...

For No Particular Reason, I Decided To Wander

  WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My friend Scott Hirshman once told me that every time he hears the song “Running On Empty” by Jackson Browne, he...

Looking For The Christmas Spirit

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN Every year it happens. We look for the Christmas spirit. We search far and wide to feel the way we are...

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Old Trucks & Air Conditioning

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It was completed in 1985, but they sold it as a “1986 model”. I didn’t get it until 1993 - the...

Make Your Home Your Happy Space During Quarantine!

WORDS BY BRIE HAYES Now perhaps more than ever our homes have become our sanctuaries. Our normally busy lives have slowed down and...

Mother’s Day…& Burger Nuggets

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN The fact that National Burger Month and Mother’s Day share the same month is purely acoincidence. If it were up to...

Dilling Heating & Cooling Celebrates New Location!

We talked recently with Michael Gulledge, co-owner and president of Dilling Heating & Cooling, at their brand new location just above Target...

Strawberry Muffins With Sweet Crumb Topping

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON These strawberry muffins are perfect. The muffins are packed full of the perfect strawberry bites, and are delicious for breakfast, brunch, or...