Open Mic

Commentaries & Essays
9:50 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Celebrity Sighting

Carey Keefe

It's hard to imagine that posing for a photograph could change a life -- uniting a Virginia man with a woman living 7,000 miles away, but that's exactly what happened when Staunton writer Carey Keefe went on vacation with her husband. 

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Commentaries & Essays
4:47 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Merlin's Soul

For Christians, Easter sparks thoughts of resurrection and the human soul, but for Virginia veterinarian Douglass Hopkins it's a time to smile -- and to celebrate the souls of all living things.

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Happy Mother's Day
3:38 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Dear Old Mom

With Mother's Day on the way, many are wracking their brains -- trying to come up with just the right gift.  Charlottesville author Deborah Prum doesn't really care what she gets from her kids -- but she knows there's one gift she won't be giving them.

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Commentaries & Essays
10:26 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Love in the Late Afternoon

There are delightful surprises sprinkling the path to falling in love again at my age. I’ve always been something of a romantic, but in the last few decades that blissful trait has been buried under the weight of getting older, crushing some of the sense of delight and discovery necessary to maintain the magic.

In the past few years, I’d not even entertained the thought that fresh and adventurous romance was a possibility. I didn’t miss it because I didn’t expect it.

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Commentaries & Essays
12:14 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Forty Thorns, a Story of Survival.

Judy Light Ayyildiz

We hear a lot of questions about today’s unsettled world.

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