Cleaning up this hoarder’s mess

Cleaning up this hoarder’s mess

Some people hide their past in the closet.Others keep it in the attic.Apparently, we keep ours in the basement.Recently, my family spent a few days cl...

April 16th, 2020 |  


Handshakes and haircuts

Handshakes and haircuts

To say our world as we know it has been rocked would be an understatement. Don’t you miss hearing conversations about how the Reds are doing thi...

April 15th, 2020 |  


How long can it last?

How long can it last?

It seems all our routines have changed in the last month due to this unseen, unknown pandemic called Covid-19. For most, this nationally declared emer...

April 14th, 2020 |  



We all should do the best we can

We all should do the best we can

“I love seeing all the people in the park,” my sister told me on the phone the other night. “I can tell who is together because they...

April 13th, 2020 |  


Glimmerings of light in tough times

Glimmerings of light in tough times

Call it a cliche, a metaphor, or a simple image of optimism, but silver linings shine even in the cloudiest of times. So where exactly are these COVID...

April 10th, 2020 |  


Thoughts during The Great Quarantine

Thoughts during The Great Quarantine

During this, what historians may very well one day call The Great Quarantine, I’ve had plenty of time to think, as many of you have as well, esp...

April 9th, 2020 |  


A strange form of entertainment

A strange form of entertainment

Our evenings are full of social isolation, teens and tweens anxious to get out of the house and weird presentations about unfamiliar topics.Could life...

April 8th, 2020 |  


Thicken your skin, run for office

Thicken your skin, run for office

Editor’s note — This column from Pat Haley originally ran 10 years ago in the Wilmington News Journal. This column is for my friends who r...

April 7th, 2020 |  


Daisy crosses the street

Daisy crosses the street

My desk faces the window and that is where I spend most of my time.I spend about as much time at my desk as I do in my bed, which is conveniently loca...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Hoping for a more happy April 1

Hoping for a more happy April 1

For the first time I can remember, an April Fools’ Day passed this week without anyone trying to fool me, or even hearing about anyone trying to...

April 3rd, 2020 |