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Finding my identity

By Ann Mann Finding our identity is key to living authentic lives. For almost 40 years, my identity was intertwined with being my husband Kim’s wife. His passing left me adrift, grappling with the void…

Everyone watches women’s sports

I started seeing the Everyone Watches Women’s Sports (EWWS) t-shirts and other merchandise over the past week or so watching the NCAA women’s basketball semifinals and Sunday’s final. I admit, I tuned in to watch…

Animal shelter long overdue

After one, last 24-hour delay, the Lamar County commission voted 3-2 last week to approve the budget for the Lamar County Animal Shelter and Morris Adoption Center. Barring unforeseen complications (or hijinks), construction of the…

A vivid filter

By Ann Mann A vivid filter makes my pictures come alive. It takes the photos closer to the moment I hoped to capture. As good as my phone’s camera is, it falls just short of…

Threading the bobbin

By Ann Mann Threading the bobbin for my sewing machine overwhelms me. My late husband Kim used to thread the bobbin for me when I wanted to sew something for a crafty project. No, I…

Where’s Machine Gun Ronnie when we need him?

Machine Gun Ronnie Thompson was quite the character. The Augusta native was an Air Force vet and an accomplished gospel and country music singer who performed around the south. He moved to Macon where he…

The more excellent way

Love is the more excellent way. My heart was overflowing with love this week when my daughter brought her son, my grandson, for a visit. As I watched him toddle across the floor of the…

Thoughts on the NFL playoffs

Other than the Super Bowl, I have not watched much NFL football over the past several years. Colin Kaepernick’s whining and all the subsequent kneeling turned me off big time as it did countless others.…

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