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Lane and I just read an article in Harper’s magazine by Ann Patchett, noted author and proprietress of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. According to Greek mythology, Mt. Parnassus is …

It’s been another disappointing, unproductive day. Soon it will be bedtime, and you sorely wish you had done the day better. Ignoring the grammatical incorrectness of that last sentence, …

Hi Y'all! February is almost over. The powdered sunshine (pollen) has appeared with the little bit warmer weather, but a Big Thank You it is not snow. Lanark Village had many birthdays in …

The world is in a terrible mess, it seems.  Political challenges, healthcare struggles, economic devastation from famine and floods and sometimes even family.  Deep political divisions …

My wife and I are native Minnesotans in our 70s, renting a home three months each year for the last eight years on St. George island. We decided to return this year despite COVID, given the Florida …

Elevated lead levels found in many schools’ drinking water are alarming. I reside in Leon country, where 14 out of 14 elementary schools tested had elevated lead levels. A child’s …

The most important party to the lawsuit between Florida and Georgia was missing Monday morning when the case was argued once again before the Supreme Court. This longstanding dispute concerns the …

On a national basis it has become apparent that many of our leaders are afraid of the citizens they represent. We could argue endlessly about the whys and relative threat represented. That’s …

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful.” When my grandmother became a widow, she moved from Jacksonville to Signal Mountain to be near …

A young grandson proclaimed to us one afternoon, out of the blue, “dogs don’t have souls.” My ever-wise soulmate Alice replied kindly, “But, I think they do": by …

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of juveniles being exploited through the internet.  Although the county is not deemed a hot spot for sexual exploitation or child …

A tribute to the late Debe Beard She passed just before the day of hearts, So tragic that she had to part; And may the memory of her always Be a soulful richness to this …

Hi Y'all, Hope that Valentine’s Day was a pleasant day for all of you. I saw this on Facebook on Valentines morning: “Today I just want to thank God for the gift of life. No …

Last week, Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County (ECCC) participants were greeted at their door by ECCC volunteers with a Valentine balloon from the Tabernacle of Faith International …

A rather formal sounding name. For me, he shall always be wise ol' Tom, which he humbly was. Our deep friendship spanning the past four years, so blessed in the time God gave us. Is one ever too …

Hi Y'all, Happy Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day Happy Birthday to all of those February birthdays among our Lanark residents. We discovered one year that there were lots of us. I …

Are we addicted to snark? You thought you could stop any time. Next thing you know, you’re hooked. What went through your mind when you read the opening sentences? Likely you thought …

Hi Y'all, Happy February The Lanark Village Golf Club is having a pop-up garage sale on Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, on Heffernan Drive across from Chillas Hall. We will …

Having taken up wordsmithing at the tender age of 11, when I signed up for my first Latin class, it’s unsurprising that my heart skipped a beat when I first heard about the movie …

I am a neuroscientist, former animal experimenter, and current research associate for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and am hoping you would be interested in publishing another viewpoint …

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