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Billingsley’s Bullets: Saddle up for 2017

The year 2016 is coming to an end. I did OK on two of the 10 resolutions I made for 2016. I improved my tennis serve because I played no tennis in 2016. Also, I resolved to eat more vegetables in 2016. My special neighbor Wendy created a creamy sauce that contained spinach and I ate […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: I miss all my pals

Even before I wrote my last “Heard Over the Back Fence” column I knew I would miss all of my co-workers at the Mountain Democrat office. It felt like I was leaving family. The entire Mountain Democrat crew works as a very productive, intelligent and friendly group of very nice people. It was a great […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Little things add up to big

In her book “A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II,” Joyce Sequich Hifler notes the following daily meditation: “The small things that make up our lives are pleasant and filled with sweet silences that soothe the soul. But even more commonplace, a lunch, a walk, the companionship of a sweet friend, our dog. So many […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: To be ignored is to be insulted

If your kids often ignore what you are saying, it makes you angry and you feel insulted. You feel like thumping them on the back of their heads to get their attention. Parents are sometimes guilty of ignoring their kids by not making time for two-way conversations or not even allowing two-way conversations. Ignoring a […]

Comments Off / October 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: New axioms of life

Every few years I do a column of “Axioms of Life,” which, I believe, are truths to live by. So — here we go: 1. Believe and trust your eyes, not your ears. Before you judge anybody, watch how they treat others. Observe how they treat their loved ones and their neighbors. Do they show compassion […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Trust your eyes, not your ears

While reading about Cherokee thoughts, I realized that Cherokees do not like people who gossip. The Cherokees believe that you should judge a person by what you see them do. You should not judge a person with your ears. What others say about a person may be true or it could be completely distorted. Trust what […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a facelift

In general, a facelift makes people look younger, a tad more attractive and it seems to lift people’s spirit. A facelift could be very valuable for the following reasons: People you owe money to will not recognize you at the shopping mall or elsewhere. For males, it’s easier to see under your chin to shave […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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