If the president's decision to seek authorization for a battle America is already waging came six months too late, Congress's decision to leave town on vacation last week helps symbolize why.
For more than 50 years, the Chapel Hill Service League (CHSL) has sponsored Christmas House to benefit Orange County children who most need support during the holidays. In December, Christmas House served 380 families who filled shopping carts with new coats, toys and books to brighten the holidays for more than 800 children.
When my children were young we planned to live out a “Pioneer Week,” turning off the electricity and running water here on the farm, and moving through our days as our county’s residents might have done during my grandmother’s childhood. We discussed this idea in the early-to-mid 1990s, before home computers were so ubiquitous and when cell phones were still the size of bricks and nearly as heavy.
Judge Roy Moore is Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. His life is far more interesting than fictional stories.
At 7:30 Tuesday morning, my just-turned-5 granddaughter, Gracie, called. When I answered, she said, “Gaga, it’s vewy exciting news! It’s SNOWING IN NORSE CAWOLINA! AT MY HOUSE!” (I’m not sure where my grandkids think I go when I leave Charlotte after visiting them. Chapel Hill might as well be the moon, as far as they’re concerned.) And, she was right — it was snowing at MY HOUSE, TOO!
Isabel Quintero’s “Gabi, a girl in pieces” won the William C. Morris award for best young adult debut novel (book from Cinco Puntos Press; audio from Listening Library, approximately 8 hours; ages 14 and up).