In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way. She wanted respect. So she demanded it with a catchy tune.
The other day Cole and I were sitting around hanging out together. Out of the blue, he looked at me and said, "I want to be an adult."
Hopefully, you're enjoying a quiet July 20 while sitting down with The Times. In history, today's date hasn't always been uneventful.
The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.
Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is an epidemic in the United States.
I occasionally suffer from sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. You might have it, too. And your pet could, too.
The city of Wilmington, N.C., a frequent hurricane target, had a close brush with Arthur on the Fourth of July weekend.
With different shades of lavender, pink, purple and red, the crape myrtle is a popular flowering tree.
Southern summers are the best.
A few years ago, Cole started playing T-ball. Practices were Saturdays and Tuesdays.
I sometimes call a movie a documentary in jest.
Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.
Friday is Independence Day, a time to celebrate everything it means to be American.
Wow, it's good to hear from folks who read this column. I do appreciate the emails with questions about wines. And I want to deal with a quartet of them in today's edition.
You might not know this, but in addition to being a foodie, I am also a wedding planner.
When I went off to seminary in Texas, I left many of my personal belongings at my parents' house.
Thanks to my grandmother, I am now at peace with Kenny Rogers.
The carburetor is a time-honored device that may yet see its 150th birthday. But it's disappearing almost completely from the automotive scene.
Winter is a great time to get outside to prune plants while they are in their dormant state.
It's much too early to give up on your health and fitness goals.
What if I told you that you could receive three shots and prevent three different kinds of cancers in women, at least two in men, and decrease the number of visits for women to their OB/GYN's office? Well, one vaccine has the power to do just that.
Words can hurt. Believe me, I know. If you've ever written a column and gotten some less-than-loving feedback, you understand.
The past two weeks have shown how different the weather can be in Europe, compared to the U.S.
If you have ever come into my office to ask a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I request is a soil sample.
It's the middle of January. How are your New Year's resolutions going?
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