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Of Marriages and Divorces

Not too long ago, I found out that the country of my birth, the Philippines, is the remaining holdout (aside from the Vatican) to not have divorce laws in place. My parents, however, were divorced. They were married in the Philippines but had their marriage dissolved in the U.S. Getting …


Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Build Me Something!

Spring has a way of making one turn over a new leaf or at the very least spruce up the old one. This year, with two daughters already out of the coop and down to just one, we’ve decided it’s time to get out of the slump and spruce up …


Keeping Homes Intact with Home Warranty Protection

When people buy appliances, electronics, and other common household goods, they often realize that they have a finite warranty on these belongings. However, once the warranties expire, many people neglect to consider what other protection they should invest in to keep those goods functioning properly.


Tips for Protecting a Deck

Spring has sprung although you wouldn’t know it from the still cool temperatures here in Durham. The good thing is, it is now palpable. It is coming and you can feel it. You can see it, almost smell it. It’s definitely time to start sprucing up the backyard, and if …

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Saving Time and Money with Underground Irrigation

Even though the weather outside is frightfully cold and snowy, spring is on its way. The seed catalogs and nurseries are advertising with brilliant pictures and luscious vegetables for our yards and gardens. Attractive as the advertisements may be, it’s time to consider a problem that may have occurred last …


How to Get Rid of Bad Kitchen Odors Safely and Naturally

Even the best of kitchens can succumb to the bane of lingering odors from various foods. The average kitchen is constantly chopping, cutting, blending, mixing, pounding, baking, frying, grilling and sauteing all sorts of foods. This creates a problem after a while because odors can build up and turn a …


When You Need Carpeting in Your Home

When you are planning on carpeting a new home, your office, or re-carpeting a room in your home, you do not have to slave away choosing the right colors, hoping that they look good, and then spending too much time and money working on the installation. There are carpet experts …

His Day is Done

Some call him a terrorist, a communist, and even a sell-out. To many more, he is a revolutionary, a visionary, and a hero. And his day came to an end this week. Tomorrow, world leaders, dignitaries, family and friends memorialize him who who showed the world that forgiveness and reconciliation …