Freshest Breath Ever

There’s no way of knowing for sure if other American households have the same tendency as mine, but I suspect it’s at least a strong possibility. Between “purchase in massive quantities” outlets like Costco and Sam’s Club and the regularly occurring “buy 10, get five free” sales at local grocery stores, it’s nearly impossible not…
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The Gift Of Gold Shoes

Among my all-time favorite children’s books is “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes,” first published in 1939. Written by DuBose Heyward (best known as author and lyricist of “Porgy and Bess”), this is a fanciful tale of how bunnies who are wise, kind and swift may become one of the five Easter bunnies…
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April Dreams

It’s April, and the true start of spring has been officially signaled with this most reliable harbinger: Professional baseball is in full swing. At this point in the season, October seems eons in the future, with game after game stretching before athletes and fans alike. Ah, how easy it is to picture delicious summer afternoons…
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Road Tunes

All responsible parents know their official job duties extend far beyond simply feeding, bathing, dressing, sheltering and teaching their young ones. It’s far from an original insight that people with children can also lay claim to multiple titles, with most requisite skills for these widely varied positions acquired through sometimes perilous on-the-job training: Tutor, chef,…
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Doing The Right Thing

Friday night was rare. My husband and I had the chance to see a movie–for once, unencumbered by kids (all three were out of town), activities or other obligations. Because Worthington currently lacks a commercial movie theater, we went to Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, which has been screening one film per weekend when live…
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