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Real Help: You can’t drive with only a  rearview mirror’s view

Real Help: You can’t drive with only a rearview mirror’s view

One item I checked off my bucket list was to do infield ministry at Talladega Motor Speedway. Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) invited me to join them for the October, 2014… Read more »

Real Help For Real Living: Where in the world did you get  THAT crazy idea?

Real Help For Real Living: Where in the world did you get THAT crazy idea?

I grew up in a town just outside of New York City where many first-generation Italians made home as they landed in America and, because of that, the town was… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: The day my car took my wife hostage

Real Help for Real Living: The day my car took my wife hostage

My wife and I needed an escape from the “drama” of my family (but that’s another story) and planned a long overdue weekend getaway. Just before we were to leave,… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: What’s in your CD player?

Real Help for Real Living: What’s in your CD player?

OK, I should have labeled this, “What’s in my CD player,” but I was thinking of the Capital One credit card commercial where they ask that question.  So let me… Read more »

South Charlotte author to visit Park Road Books

South Charlotte author to visit Park Road Books

Karon Luddy has loved stories and writing as far back as she can remember. So, it’s Luddy’s dream come true to use her love for the written word as a… Read more »

Returning to the homeland

Returning to the homeland

Dana Kapustin, the Butterfly Project coordinator at south Charlotte’s Levine Jewish Community Center, recently traveled across the world to learn about the future of Holocaust education. Kapustin participated in the… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: I was in the remake of “Groundhog Day” filmed on location at  Wal-Mart

Real Help for Real Living: I was in the remake of “Groundhog Day” filmed on location at Wal-Mart

I was at Wal-Mart recently making a few purchases. I loaded up my cart with my treasures (OK, it’s Wal-Mart, they’re called “discounts”) and headed to the cashier. I explained… Read more »

Growing through her faith

Growing through her faith

Local 15-year-old Mikaela Anderson recently demonstrated a milestone in her faith with the Young Womanhood Recognition Award of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young women ages 12… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: Can I tell you how bad my anniversary was?  Well, I’m gonna tell you anyway

Real Help for Real Living: Can I tell you how bad my anniversary was? Well, I’m gonna tell you anyway

I had great plans for my anniversary. However, the day’s start got delayed with me investigating why water came through the garage ceiling. Later that day, my daughter needed to… Read more »

Real Help for Real Living: How many times did Jose Feliciano say “I know” in the song “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone?”

Real Help for Real Living: How many times did Jose Feliciano say “I know” in the song “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone?”

My favorite artist to sing “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” is Jose Feliciano. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I love that song. I can still hear the violins… Read more »