Upstate Today

Category: Columns

The 5 love languages

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it appropriate to talk about Gary Chapman’s book on the five love languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch.  

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Winter Muscadine care

Pruning is my favorite topic to talk about. With the crazy weather, sometimes it is hard to know if it is the right time, but I am here to tell you to get busy pruning your woody trees and shrubs.

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Too many toys?

Play is a critical part of a young child’s development. Toys can be terrific learning tools, and, of course, they’re lots of fun for kids, their friends and their parents.

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Faces to placement

Two of the women I interact most with in the Department of Social Services work in Greenville. They’re the ones who constantly ask me if I “want any visitors tonight” or “have weekend plans that could be made better with company.”

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