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Columns – 12 years of reporting create a lifetime of memories

February 10, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

As I sat down to my computer, fingers poised upon my keyboard, I was motionless, not knowing what to type, what to say, who to thank or how to put into words what I am feeling. Continue Reading

Column – My resolution: To explore strange, new, fun foods

January 6, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Persimmon. Pomegranate. Tomatillo. Collard greens. Swiss chard. Eggplant. Swai. Yellowfin tuna. Arctic char. Polenta.
So, what do these foods yes, they are foods have in common? Continue Reading

Column – If going through a divorce, think about your children

November 24, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Awhile back I received a phone call from my ex-husband, which is not unusual, considering we talk on a regular basis about our 17-year-old son.
However, what he was calling about was unusual. Continue Reading

Column – Positive attitude wins over self-pity, self-doubt

October 14, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

With my arms flailing high in the air, fists shaking in that “I did it!” motion like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky when he climbed that mammoth mountain of steps I crossed the finish line of my first 10K race. Continue Reading

Column – Wish name tags were bigger

August 5, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

I am not sure why I was so stressed out and half afraid of what was going to happen last Saturday night because it turned out to be a lot of fun and not what I expected. Continue Reading