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Returning Home After Coming Of Age

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I was told recently by my sister-in-law that you can’t quote a movie if you haven’t seen it. In that moment,...

Making Memories at McDonald’s

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN Here’s a confession. I still enjoy Facebook®. I know it’s not cool to still love the social media platform, but I...

Channeling Summer

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN It’s already come and gone. Oftentimes with a whimper. In fact, if you’re not careful, you might miss it. It makes...

Walking The Streets At Night…With My Dog

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I walk the streets at night. You can typically find me out there between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4...

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...

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Hearty, Healthy Minestrone Soup

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON We are not vegetarian, but we are trying to do a meatless Monday. Here is a recipe for a hearty minestrone soup...

Smiles And Hope Are Still In The World…

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN My daughter, Amelia, was born on Election Night last year. At 9:31 p.m., to be exact.All six pounds and two ounces...

Be bold decorating for the holidays!

By Brie Hays It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenge for everyone! The holiday...

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

By Kristen Robeson  This delicious dish goes very well with a fruit salad. The day before get your...

Katharine Hepburn and Christmas Lights

WORDS BY BEN DUNGAN I think it may have been the fourth house on the left, right as you turn into theneighborhood where I live....