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Although the eviction moratorium has been extended through Oct. 3 — at least, for most — that doesn't mean scammers have postponed their tricks.Con artists often take advantage of the confusion … more
We’ve been doing it for 32 years.That’s a long time.Since 1989, we’ve been ordering things “on the side” at restaurants.We order salad dressing on the side.We order butter and sour cream on … more
Summer is winding down and students in our local school systems have reported to class. The opening of school is always accompanied by increased traffic in the school zones. I urge everyone to be … more
No matter what lens you look through, the actions and inactions of President Biden over the past few weeks must go down as one of the worst — IF NOT THE WORST — foreign relations and … more
  As the dog days of July came to their merciful end, my wife and I made the Saturday evening drive into town — a longstanding weekly escape — to enjoy a sit-down meal amidst the … more
In the last entry of this column, I called attention to the hidden places of our Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. Most of those spots involved the trees and foliage that make up the character of … more
I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. My husband, Peter, and I have moved into the new place. All our stuff is here, but that doesn’t mean we … more
We have one of those snazzy little cameras at our front door that alerts us when someone walks up.It also sometimes alerts us when the sun comes out from behind a cloud or when the lawn crew that … more
National Traffic Awareness Month in August draws our attention to traffic safety awareness. Every day, tens of hundreds of people — both pedestrians and drivers or passengers — become victims of … more
After nearly six months at the helm of your Cleveland Daily Banner, it’s time to launch my weekly column titled “Right On Red.” I would have introduced my column sooner, but settling into a … more
It was a good party.  Of course, you would expect me to say that, since it was our going-away party and I am bound to be biased. But there were six dogs and plenty of food and lots of laughter … more
  Last Sunday’s lighthearted cliffhanger about a childhood disease — chickenpox — might have left a few readers scratching their heads about what awaited … more
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day.The writing life requires you to sit still for long periods of time, but those days are long gone.As I write this column — attempt to write … more
I try to keep up with what’s going on in the world.That’s not hard to do nowadays with all our information-delivery channels.But I learned something today I had no idea existed.Competitive … more
I often hear comments in the media about the need for government transparency and accessibility. Yet, most critics seem hard pressed to point directly at any area of Bradley County government that … more
My husband, Peter, is looking around our empty living room. “I’ll always have good memories of this place.” “I will, too,” I assure him.  We are packing up the last of our possessions … more
  In her living years, especially the final few before cancer stole her strength, my mother chuckled in telling and retelling the stories of childhood antics and chosen words by her three … more
Car buyers are getting crushed by the rapid increase in the cost of new and used cars, but my dad’s old-school negotiating techniques might offer some relief.Thanks to the rippling effects of the … more
I despise the sound leaf blowers make.To me, no sound in the universe is more annoying. Neither sirens, nor barking dogs, nor motorcycles can hold a candle to the auditory pain a leaf blower causes … more
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of … more
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