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Some folks call these strange food combinations

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Columns

I recently stumbled onto a website that listed strange food combinations enjoyed by people in our state. The article was written by Gwen Tennille two years ago.

Bloopers add humor to church bulletins

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Posted in Columns

Following is a little humor from church bulletins or announcements made during church services:

Behold, the bridegroom cometh

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Columns

I am so excited ladies and gents because my oldest son is getting married and planning a wedding.

Having the money talk with your children

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Columns

Some young adults manage to acquire a fair amount of financial literacy. In the classroom or the workplace, they learn a great deal about financial principles.

Instant services have made us expect more

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Columns

Our lives have become so fast-paced – even here in the South – that we are becoming more and more impatient when things don’t happen quickly.

Cheers for our state snack – boiled peanuts

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Columns

While enjoying some salty boiled peanuts over the recent holidays, I wondered aloud who was the genius who decided that boiling a peanut might be tasty.

Will you be prepared when the market cools off?

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Columns

We have seen a tremendous rally on Wall Street, nearly nine months long, with the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Dow Jones Industrial Average repeatedly settling at all-time peaks.

The red, the white and the blue

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Columns

One thing that Americans look forward to celebrating is Independence Day. The Fourth of July is so exciting with the fireworks, cookouts and family traveling home to help celebrate.

Happy birthday America!

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Columns

As we celebrate our nation’s 231st birthday this week, let’s reflect on the meaning and greatness of America. Below are quotes and comments about our people and our nation.

Life interrupted

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Good life, Columns

Recently I did a eulogy for a dear friend and church member. I smile when I think about the many conversations we had over the years where we would share from our hearts the intimate things occurring in our lives.

What you need to know about the fiduciary rule

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Columns

Rules are changing concerning investment professionals and retirement accounts. In the eyes of many, the change is good.

An observation of present day England

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Columns

After recent travels around the English countryside and a few cities, I’d like to share this “yank’s” observations.

Pet Talk: Responsibilities of bird ownership

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Columns

If adding a dog or cat to the family is out of the question, pet birds are extremely intelligent and form strong bonds with their owners. However, because companion birds are so smart, they need plenty of mental stimulation and attention

A primer for estate planning

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Columns

Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of “the end” tends to be off-putting. However, people without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.

Summer as a kid in the mid-50s, early 60s

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Columns

School is out and summer fun is in full swing. While kids today spend time at a wide variety of day camps and organized activities, the kids of my youth came up with our own plans to fill our summer days.
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