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Susan's Page // A Dumb Way To Trim The Budget
Here’s a multiple-choice question: What is sequestration? A) A restriction on how many sequins can legally be sewn onto a pageant gown. B) A study...

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Susan's Page // The Angelic Woman From Raleigh
My husband John Ditto died on a Monday evening. I know the exact time, because the hands on his crushed Seiko wristwatch are forever stuck...

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Susan's Page // We Want Truth In Government
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.” – Winston Churchill I watched all of...

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Susan's Page // Wounded Warriors Take The Field
I thought I had been inspired enough for one week, but I was so wrong. I thought it was inspiring enough to watch seven innings...

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Susan's Page // Being Responsible For Your Health
The holiday season may be a lousy time to talk about such things, but what are you doing about diet and exercise? With the nation...

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Susan's Page // Born In Humility Is The Nativity
Three weeks before Christmas and inside my house, No presents were purchased not even by mouse. With Black sales and Cyber deals far in the...

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Susan's Page // Thankful The Election Is Over
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, I think all Americans – nearly split down the middle as we are – can at least agree to...

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Susan's Page // Prayer, The Last Line Of Hope
When a major crisis occurs, it should cause us to reflect on and assess personal priorities. We often do – for a minute or two....

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Susan's Page // What You Can Do For Your Country
In just a few weeks, this presidential election will be over. How there can still be some undecided voters is beyond me, but there are....

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Susan's Page // Obamacare And Doctor Shortages
Sitting in the packed waiting room of my doctor’s office, I imagined health care in the future. Visions of sleeping bags danced in my head....

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Susan's Page // God, Taxes And Party Platforms
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -Mark Twain If you want to make God...

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Susan's Page // Mitt’s Business, Olympic Success
If Mitt Romney were not running for president, he’d be receiving standing ovations for his leadership and success. Instead, he receives pot shots. Those who...

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Susan's Page // Amazing New Baby Care Inventions
Last fall, after the birth of granddaughter Charlotte, I wrote a column about all the elaborate and expensive equipment parents “must” have in order to...

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Susan's Page // The Many Joys And Sorrows In Life
“Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.” -Mrs. Gump in “Forrest Gump” In a space of 12 hours, life...

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Susan's Page // Where Shoes Aren’t Mere Fashion
There is nothing like getting ready for a Mainland visit to make me appreciate our small businesses. This trip was to be a long one....

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Susan's Page // Remembering The Founders’ Honor
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives,...

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Susan's Page // Finding Work, Workers Tough
In the midst of a dreadful jobs market, we’ve just taken a baby step into the daunting world of hiring again. After the 2008 economic...

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Susan's Page // Taking Time To Thank The Fallen
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, [that is] the path of...

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Susan's Page // Obama Politicizes Gay Marriage
Same-sex marriage. As if the issue wasn’t “hot button” enough, President Obama finally admitted publically what most insiders already knew, he’s now in favor of...

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Susan's Page // Fascinating Film On SEALs At Work
I woke up this morning feeling a little sad and a lot grateful. Last night my husband Jerry and I saw Act of Valor at...


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