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Tweet A link to my latest column for The St. Augustine Record: Below is the text: I have a recurring bad dream in which I am standing in front of my high school locker panicked because I have forgotten the combination. I sometimes still have that dream, although it has changed. Now I am […]

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Tweet This column ran in the February 1, 2015, edition of The St. Augustine Record:   It started almost five years ago, in the summer of 2010. I was moving to St. Augustine, fleeing what had been the scene of an ugly divorce. My daughters were in college. My son, who was 15 at the […]

Tweet My St. Augustine Record column from December 5, 2015, reprinted below: I have a pair of geriatric dachshunds who have managed to cram quite a bit of excitement into their brief lives. For starters, Laverne and Shirley are on the vicious animals list in Henry County, Ga., for biting a tax assessor several years […]

Tweet Sandi Hutcheson: Got camel milk? |

Tweet My latest column for The St. Augustine Record: Sandi Hutcheson: Breathe in, breathe out, and they’re gone |

Tweet Cats lost their ambassador to dog people this week, and I lost a good friend.  Degas was a Siamese who lived across the street.  I’d never much liked cats until Degas came along, and now that old cat has broken my heart. He introduced himself years ago.  Long before I moved to Florida, I came […]

Tweet The people who owned my house before I bought it had the ridiculous notion that if one of something is a good thing, ten of that thing is even better.  While that logic might be true with, say, jelly beans or dollars, it does not extrapolate to things like children, time in a tanning […]

Tweet I walked into my parents’ house the other night, and, like every other time I walk through the door, my mom’s Chihuahua began simultaneously growling and trembling. Bambi weighs 11 ½ pounds.  She’s an obese Chihuahua with a stripper name, and she’s also highly conflicted.  Bambi loves me because I am, after all, the […]

Tweet My twin nieces used to keep a list of people who had done something to deserve their ire.  And it’s never taken much to make the list.  My son got himself permanently on the bad list, for example, simply by refusing to tell them how to spell his name. We all keep a mental […]

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