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Sunday, September 26, 2021

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THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

English is a wondrous language. I’ve been fascinated by words all my life, maybe because my mother was a schoolteacher, maybe because I’m hooked on crossword puzzles, maybe because I’ve spent much of my adult life hunched over a typewriter…
Love  Doesn’t Have Labels

Love Doesn’t Have Labels

Villagers Chris Benvenuto and her wife, Katie Green, have been together for 18 years—married for two years. Both had successful careers—Chris in the military and Katie in interior design. Their marriage is a strong and loving one, and like other…
BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

BOOK CLUB: The Rosie Project

A Heart-Warming and Funny Love Story! Brilliant genetics professor Don Tillman is 39 years old, tall, fit, and intelligent with an above-average income. He wants to get married but freely admits his brain is just wired differently. He lives his…
IN THE VILLAGES: My Favorite Charitable Organizations

IN THE VILLAGES: My Favorite Charitable Organizations

This time of year charitable organizations need our help more than ever. Food pantry shelves need to be restocked, children’s clothing and toys need to be distributed, and the lonely need companionship—the list goes on and on. I’ve had the…
MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

Villager Alex Weaver and his friend, Tavares resident Brenda Stewart, were enjoying the music at one of the town squares recently when I asked, “What are you grateful for?” “I’m grateful for my good health,” Alex responded. “I’m also grateful…
BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

BOOK CLUB: The Goldfinch

Thirteen-year-old Theo Decker and his mother are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan when a terrorist’s bomb explodes killing and injuring scores of people, including Theo’s mother. A dying man entrusts Theo with a priceless painting by Carel…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

We recently survived a night under attack by the most horrible noise on earth. It was a piercing sound, one that penetrates your brain like a dentist’s drill on steroids. It was more grating than a thousand fingernails on a…
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