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Karen Dean

  • Karen Dean president of Walton Animal Guild and a Monroe resident. Contact her at kacdean@yahoo.com.
Sunday 07/21/2013
Successfully leaping into life
Posted: July 21, 2013 - 12:00 am

Picture this: the dusty backdrop to an old western movie, hero sits astride a horse, basking in the adulation of a community grateful for salvation from cads and evildoers. Although they beg the hero to stay and help them better the community, everyone realizes this charmed time cannot last forever. After all, heroes must ride forward into the unknown, searching for another cause to champion and another day to save.

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Sunday 07/07/2013
Tasked with sorting through my inbox
Posted: July 07, 2013 - 12:00 am

Email is now a primary form of communication. In fact, it’s possible to conduct business all day long and never speak to an actual human. Sharing written blips of info is so common, people ask for your email address more frequently than telephone numbers.

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Sunday 06/23/2013
The quest to tame a cluttered kitchen
Posted: June 23, 2013 - 12:00 am

Is a cluttered kitchen the sign of a cluttered mind, or an efficient cook? I guess it depends on who you ask.

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Sunday 06/09/2013
Next time you see cousin Bobby at gas pump
Posted: June 09, 2013 - 12:00 am

It’s hard to overstate the value computers have brought to our lives. I’m enough of a geezer to remember when there wasn’t a computer on every desk and expressing doubts as to why we’d need one.

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Sunday 05/26/2013
If you are looking for a new pet, adopt, don’t buy
Posted: May 26, 2013 - 12:00 am

Animal rescuers are busy this time of year fielding calls from people who have found puppies, dogs, cats and kittens and looking for help. Sadly, there’s not much available.

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Sunday 05/12/2013
Delores does have her good points, however ...
Posted: May 12, 2013 - 12:00 am

Getting lost is a time-honored tradition. In fact, much of our world is inhabited as a result of someone’s geographical cluelessness. Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus all made great discoveries when they were actually looking for something else.

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Sunday 04/28/2013
Will you be a part of the magic?
Posted: April 28, 2013 - 12:00 am

Do you hear the pitter-patter of multiple feet on your floor each day? Are your days brightened by something with fur, four legs and a tail?

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Sunday 04/14/2013
Viewing passing cars from side of road
Posted: April 14, 2013 - 12:00 am

A sputtering engine is not a welcome sound when driving in the left lane of I-75 in Fulton County. It’s even more ominous when accompanied by a blinking low-fuel dashboard light.

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Sunday 03/31/2013
Fuel light is merely a reminder – or is it?
Posted: March 31, 2013 - 12:00 am

The good thing about getting older is you get smarter. Many years spent making mistakes and suffering consequences always results in moving to a higher awareness plateau, guaranteeing the adult you will avoid those embarrassing situations that haunted your youth. Or does it?

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Sunday 03/17/2013
Creating a smile-inducing grand finalé
Posted: March 17, 2013 - 12:00 am

Everyone loves a happy ending. Unfortunately, not all stories follow that path. Life is full of changing circumstances, pain and sad outcomes. But sometimes we’re able to create a smile-inducing grand finale. It’s never a solo effort but rather people working together — lots of individual good deeds woven into a happy ending tapestry.

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