Tag: simple life

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.

Simple Life: The Cocktail Cat

Every night around happy hour, Jim Dodson’s cat makes an appearance, offering a chance for armchair philosophizing.

The Incomplete Gardener

Just like the plants in his garden, this writer finds we’re always learning and growing, dreaming and scheming.

The Cowboy In Me

For this North Carolina writer and his wife, Western films are the cure for Yellowstone Fever

The Baker’s Assistant

Life is sweet when Wendy Dodson launches a new business that taps her passion for baking.

The Chosen One

Columnist Jim Dodson on spotting a red-tailed sentinel , his a faithful, four-legged soulmate and the concept of spirit animals

Golf & Marriage

True love and harmless fun on the links 

The Death of a Green Dragon

A gardener’s fondness for his Japanese maple becomes a bittersweet reminder of life’s impermanence.

Simple Gifts

For this writer, it seems that the secret to the good life is that less is more

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