Tag: simple life

Simple Life: Winter Dad, Summer Son

Does the month in which you’re born dictate your favorite kind of weather — and are people really happier when it’s hot outside?

Simple Life: A Welcome Loss

Going through a health and wellness change, this columnist unexpectedly learns that sometimes, less really is more.

Simple Life: A Cure for the Blues

After losing his beloved canine companion, this writer’s wife knows that he needs a best friend — and finds him a new dog.

A Farewell to Golf

Reflections on a decades-long friendship and fairway rivalry, sparked by a beautiful fall evening.

The Wish Book’s Final Chapter

Saying a fond farewell to Sears’ last North Carolina store, where this writer got his first bike and ogled mannequins.

The Return of Jimmy the Yard King

Fresh-cut grass stirs up memories of you love and early entrepreneurship during writer Jim Dodson’s teen years.

Simple Life: The Birds of Paradise

A journalist tired of the news grind finds unexpected inspiration when he’s roped into coaching a rowdy baseball team.

Simple Life: Where Does the Light Go?

Reflections on a beloved friend’s passing — and the unexpected contentment that comes as one approaches an older age.

Simple Life: Miss Jan for Christmas

As my mother-in-law ages, we treat every visit like like a holiday — full of her favorite meals, magazines and television shows.

My November Song

As this writer reflects on the death of a beloved companion, he offers a prayer for the lives that touch us… and those that await beyond.

Simple Life: Coach & The Bull

Before he even realized he had the talent, two perceptive educators nurtured this writer’s budding career as an author.

Simple Life: Summer Twilight

Jim Dodson reflects on a South Carolina childhood spent in twilight — the brief, magical time between day and night.

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