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It’s almost midnight and 5 teenagers are in the back of our Suburban. Not like that picture above. They’re asleep now. It’s the only time they’ve been asleep at this late hour all week. Just like babies, they’re so well-behaved that way. There’s been a steady rain the past seven hours. It’s been a day of burger runs and potty breaks in out-of-the-way outposts like Tallulah, Hattiesburg, Eudora and Conway. Now, after 14 hours… Read More

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I just got back from a spring break vacation, which included a few days in Florida (and the prerequisite stop to see Mickey & friends).  So it caught my eye when I read a report at CNN Money that nearly 20% of Florida homes are vacant. 1.6 million homes are vacant The Census Bureau revealed last week that 1.6 million homes there are sitting vacant, an increase of more than 63% in 10… Read More

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What would make you happy? “Well, if I could live in paradise, that would make me happy,” might be one reply.  There might be something to that. A new Gallup survey reveals which states are happiest, and Hawaii comes out on top. Bummer for those who live in West Virginia. Dead last! They’re pretty glum about the news. Naturally.  Am I Happy? Since I don’t live in Hawaii or West Virginia, I… Read More

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