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10:04 am
Thu May 27, 2004

W.A.R.T.S. and All

Nan says being of a "certain age" has a few advantages, as the pop culture world will soon learn.

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3:19 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

Lillies

These perennials are true regal beauties.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Barbara's commentary.

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12:51 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

Behind the Trap Door

Ever mindful of the diversity of wildlife which shares his family's property, Andy has been keeping an eye on one area of the yard in particular.

Wilmington, NC – Click the Listen button to hear Andy's commentary.

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3:14 pm
Tue May 25, 2004

Spring Traditions

Pomp, circumstance, and cell phones. Ah! The perennial traditions of Spring.

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Catherine's commentary.]

For some families the month of May brings a rite of passage, for others it delivers a family dream come true, for still others it marks a flat out miracle. From these contexts and so many others, this is the time of year when parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles hike up gymnasium steps to watch their suddenly older teenagers graduate from high school.

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9:54 am
Tue May 25, 2004

A Volatile Mix

Cheap money and expensive oil.

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Dennis' commentary.]

As every observer of economic events knows, the Federal Reserve has held short term interest rates at a 46-year low of 1 percent since last June. Recently, speculation has begun that interest rates will soon rise. Indeed, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan recently said that the Bank would no longer be ?patient? in raising rates. Of course, no one ? certainly not this commentator ? knows exactly what patient means.

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3:49 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Stuff Breaks

A tale John is sure you'll identify with.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear John's commentary.

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9:47 am
Mon May 24, 2004

So Far Away

Thinking about a time long ago...

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Steven's commentary.

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1:39 pm
Thu May 20, 2004

Out of Gas

Make a few sandwiches, grab you tacklebox and strike out for a fishing trip.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Gary's commentary.

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10:12 am
Thu May 20, 2004

Scent of My Last Born Child

Like many a parent in these late days of spring, Paul finds himself adjusting to an empty nest.

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Paul's commentary.]

I sat for a moment on the unmade bed of my son Daniel. And I inhaled deeply. In Daniel?s bedroom, there is a certain scent. Not a bad odor or anything like that, just his unique scent. That of a strapping eighteen-year-old boy.

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2:07 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

A Lady of Quality...

...certainly recognizes the story of another when she reads it.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Ede's commentary.

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