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How to make a cable salad

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There’s a German word, “Kabelsalat.” It literally means “cable salad,” and is used to describe a tangled mass of cables or cords. I have taken to using the term frequently to describe such tangles and recently managed to create my own.

Thanksgiving is over, but I’m still thankful

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The turkey is long gone and the time of giving thanks for what we have is over as we go full-swing into Christmas shopping and decorating. Normally, it seems the time for thankfulness ends as soon as the “Black Friday” sales begin, but the more I think about it, the more I realize just how grateful I am each and every day.

Serving on the Christmas ‘Enchilada Squad’

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This year marks my 55th Christmas of gift-giving, receiving and enchilada-making.

First and always dream: To be a mystery novelist

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My one dream I have always had is to be a mystery novelist.

Excitement building as Houston quilt festival nears

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I always get a little excited this time of year.

Home repairs getting in way of our wish list

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Ah, the joys of home ownership.

Signs of fall include flannel and snuggling

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Pumpkin, candles, sweaters and pie — oh my.

This cat is very different, but she’s truly ours

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I awoke last Wednesday to the sound of purring and the sight of a small cat face gazing at me from about 10 inches away.

Dinner table? What dinner table?

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I recently read an Op-Ed in The New York Times about the cultural act known as “sitting down to dinner.”

Mystery novels offer getaway

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Whenever I have a full workload, I unwind with mystery novels.

Public hearings on proposed 1-cent property tax increase set

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GATESVILLE — Your thoughts for the penny.

Disconnect from electronics, reconnect with yourself

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August heat means one thing around here, back to school and routines that we’ve been lax on for the better part of two months.

Assaults, thefts, burglaries, reported to Cove police

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Seven assault reports took center stage this week.

Literally ... not figuratively

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I’ve always had a healthy respect for the Webster’s dictionary. In my line of work, it’s pretty much a given.

Quilting tools have come a long way

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Way back in quilting history, all a person needed to make a quilt was fabric (usually scraps from previous clothing construction), a needle, thread and scissors.

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