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Father Forgive Them, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Father Forgive Them By Beverly Hicks Burch I’m at a loss for words. If you know me, you know that’s a feat rarely accomplished. Maybe it would be more accurate to say I’m stunned, grieved, concerned and yes, angered to a degree. Here’s why…I must warn you, if you are faint of heart or under… Continue reading Father Forgive Them, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bats in My Belfry…or How the Home Inspection Went, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bats in My Belfry…or How the Home Inspection Went By Beverly Hicks Burch Well, home inspection day came and went on Saturday. It’s a pretty standard procedure in the home buying process and if any of you are HGTV viewers, you have probably seen buyers go through the dreaded home inspection. Many wait with baited… Continue reading Bats in My Belfry…or How the Home Inspection Went, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Now For A Friendly What Were They Thinking Moment? by Beverly Hicks Burch

Now For a Friendly What Were They Thinking Moment? By Beverly Hicks Burch The other evening I picked up a People magazine to have something to read before I turn out the light at night. It was the September 24, 2007 issue…a double issue covering a variety of subjects including the Madeleine McCann story and… Continue reading Now For A Friendly What Were They Thinking Moment? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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We Had to Coat the Marshmallow with Chocolate, by Beverly Hicks Burch

We Had to Coat the Marshmallow with Chocolate By Beverly Hicks Burch The day has arrived. We’ve had to coat the marshmallow with chocolate. No, I’m not crazy, and no, this isn’t one of Bev’s cooking blogs, BUT, it is about Tall and Handsome. The marshmallow in this case is his heart…at least when it… Continue reading We Had to Coat the Marshmallow with Chocolate, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Oops…He Did It Again, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Oops…He Did It Again By Beverly Hicks Burch Yep, he’s done it again, proving all the clichés known to mankind…you know the ones…like bad pennies keep turning up, a leopard doesn’t change their spots, there’s no honor among thieves (or in this case murderers, wife beaters and abusers, etc.) and so and so. The “he”… Continue reading Oops…He Did It Again, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Redacted, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Redacted By Beverly Hicks Burch There’s a buzz going on in Hollywood or as some of us in the “Normal States” lovingly call it…La-la-land…about legendary director Brian de Palma’s movie Redacted. Mr. de Palma’s latest is an anti-war movie supposedly based on a true life incident in Iraq. Redacted means “cut out” or “edited” and… Continue reading Redacted, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Last Widows of the Confederacy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The Last Widows of the Confederacy By Beverly Hicks Burch It happened on the Friday before Labor Day 2007. Tall and Handsome and I were driving back to Knoxville from another lovely Southern city. We’d been in this city for about two weeks…well at least Scoot, AKA Watson the Wonder dog and I had been… Continue reading The Last Widows of the Confederacy, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? By Beverly Hicks Burch Within the past week there has been a stunning turn in the case of the missing British tyke Madeleine McCann who went missing this past May from a resort in Portugal while on holiday with her family. At that time Maddie’s parents, Gerry and Kate… Continue reading Are the Parents Guilty…What Say You? by Beverly Hicks Burch

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I Think I Found It…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I Think I Found It… By Beverly Hicks Burch Remember a few days ago I shared a new recipe with you I was anxious to try? It was the New Mexico Spoon Bread. Of course the bread has chopped green chilies in it and in the lead up to the recipe, I shared a little… Continue reading I Think I Found It…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Shiner Bock Beans

Shiner Bock Beans Recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray 2 cups dried pinto beans 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 jalapeno chili, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1 12 oz. bottle Shiner Bock beer or other amber colored ale 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chilies in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons sherry… Continue reading Shiner Bock Beans