Living on the West End:  The YMCA
Apr07

Living on the West End: The YMCA

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a Bill Shepard column published last year. By Bill Shepard The YMCA was a big part of my world when I was a boy and living on the west end of Darlington. If anyone had asked me what the letters Y M C A stood for, I would not have known what to answer. If would be years before I could answer Young Men’s Christian Association! For many years, when anyone asked, “Bill, what’s your address?” my answer...

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Living on Purpose: The power of  staying positive
Apr07

Living on Purpose: The power of staying positive

By Bill Holland Those who have a certain amount of worry and concern are not necessarily weak. Stress, like all the other negative forces which attempt to influence our thoughts every day, is real and there is no condemnation toward those who battle against it. However, it would also not be a balanced perspective on this subject without adding that negativity is actually an invited guest rather than an unwelcomed intruder. You are...

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This silent, strange spring
Apr07

This silent, strange spring

By Tom Poland Spring’s springing. I put my hummingbird feeders up for soon the feathered jets will arrive. My azaleas burst into living color as Disney phrased it, and hardwoods’ newly minted leaves look so green they’re fluorescent. The cypress I planted long ago sports tender bright green needles. Yes, spring’s here but there’s no joy in Mudville, nor any town for that matter. A silent strange spring we have. Most folks have nowhere...

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