Dare to Ask

Asking what might seem like stupid questions is easier than correcting stupid mistakes. Ask. “No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions,” said electrical pioneer, Charles Steinmetz....

The Changing of the Garments

I helped my mother change her closets last month. It’s an odd expression when you think about it. When we were finished, nothing about the closets was really changed. They still held slacks, shoes and...

Road Trip

SHE SAID Larry and I went to Newport, Rhode Island, to see my son, Chris Hill, graduate from Officer Development School in the U.S. Navy. Here is the rest of the story. On our short road trip to...

The Wish

(Author’s note: The Wish was published in its longer form in the 2010-2011 Averett Journal. The author shares this condensation with Evince readers in celebration of Mother’s Day.) Have you ever noticed...

This Does Not Compute

“Wait. Let me understand this. You’re going to put me on a monthly support plan so I can pay you all year to find out what doesn’t work tonight,” I asked with righteous indignation. “That’s correct...

The Mother Lode

SHE SAID Can you guess what the month of May represents? Probably not, so let me give you a hint. This is the month that (most) men go out of their way to make the special women in their lives happy. (I...

Going Green

A Note from Kim: The Voice of History - My mother has asked me for years to revisit my inaugural column written in 1994 as it has always been her favorite. I submit this in celebration of her 84th birthday...

The Rites of Spring

SHE SAID Welcome spring! I am so glad to see the winter that wouldn’t end finally over. I’ve missed mowing the grass, planting flowers, feeding the birds and taking Sophie, our poodle, for long walks....

The Voice of History

I have a history here. We all have histories here, or wherever it is that we live and work and love and raise our families. We create our own histories. The experiences we pour into them are fashioned much by...

The Voice of Fun

Is it true that blondes have more fun? Nah, I don’t think so. Twice in the past three months, I took different groups of (over age 55) girls to Greensboro for Appreciation Day and we had a total blast each...