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A friend of mine once had jury duty and didn’t know a soul. When it came time to choose her seat, she did what most of us do: She scanned the faces of potential jurors, saw a woman who reminded her of herself and sat down by her. more

Jul 27, 2017 7:25 PM Kari Kampakis

A word of warning: This is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother, Ricky, and his family. more

Jul 27, 2017 6:00 PM Rick Watson

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:08 PM Kari Kampakis

My South By Rick Watson more

Jun 27, 2017 3:25 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

May 24, 2017 4:05 PM Rick Watson

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:57 PM Kari Kampakis

My South By Rick Watson. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:05 PM Rick Watson

Life Actually By Kari Kampakis more

Mar 28, 2017 7:08 PM Kari Kampakis

My South By Rick Watson more

Mar 28, 2017 4:55 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Feb 24, 2017 7:44 PM Rick Watson

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Feb 24, 2017 7:43 PM Kari Kampakis

I once asked a principal whom I met through my work with teenagers what advice he had for parents. After thinking a few seconds, he said this: Presume positive intent. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:59 PM Kari Kampakis

It’s easy to forget how sensitive animals can be. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:50 PM Rick Watson

I’ve never been a fan of pretense. Even as a little girl, if I sensed that a person was acting fake or a little hoity-toity for my taste, it made me want to run the other way. more

Dec 28, 2016 7:46 PM Kari Kampakis

Rick Watson is a columnist and author. His latest book, “Life Changes,” is available on Amazon.com. You can contact him at rick@homefolkmedia.com. more

Dec 28, 2016 7:43 PM Rick Watson

It was a simple task, really, and one that many families had successfully carried out before us. more

Nov 21, 2016 10:32 PM Kari Kampakis

Now the countdown can begin for Christmas at the Watson household. more

Nov 21, 2016 9:58 PM Rick Watson

The month of October is not for pluviophiles (people who love rainy days), because it’s one of the driest months in the South. But it’s probably the favorite month of the “philes” who love sunsets. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:36 PM Rick Watson

There are certain people in this world who soften me when I look at them. My daughter Marie Claire is one of them. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:34 PM Kari Kampakis

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