Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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This Statement About True Love Will Make My English Teacher Cringe

Chickens. This week it was chickens. The backdrop for the life lesson that showed up. That opportunity to be a better human. So, there is this chicken club in town. Every few months I get together with fellow crazies raising chickens in their backyards. Always, a toe dipper who shows up. Someone who is thinking about going clucky. That’s how I encountered a special woman Sunday. She came to learn about chickens. And to teach. She probably doesn’t know that

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The Issue That Almost Upended My Marriage Before It Began

Please catch my newspaper column each week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dayton Daily News and other newspapers across Ohio.  Here’s this week’s column. It is the issue that almost upended my marriage before it began. I can picture you, Dear Reader, nodding your head in understanding. “Yes, it’s tough to agree on religion, money, politics, how to raise our daughter.” Actually, for two people raised in very different backgrounds, my husband and I are remarkably compatible when it comes

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