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Kim Henderson, Author at Daily Leader

Opinion

Waking up to new COVID-19 realities

So I thought we needed a white couch. Everywhere you look, white couches. Off-white couches. Blame it on Pinterest and the farmhouse push. I erred. ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:23 pm

Opinion

How I spent my 36-hour power outage vacation

Someone is in the kitchen sticking a coffee-related concoction into the microwave. My ears perk up at the sound of the ceramic clattering against the ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:45 pm

Opinion

School’s mission is about way more than a man

As a mom of five, I’ve done my share of college preview days. The walking tours, the scholarship Q&As, the dean’s speech to parents about ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:36 pm

Opinion

Peanut farming — Putting PB&Js on the table, watching tornadoes on water skis

Carlisle Lane in Claiborne County is a strip of blacktop that leads to pretty much nowhere, except vast fields of whatever’s in season. These days, ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:43 pm

Opinion

Funeral songs: Which one would you pick for yours?

Colby McMorris is only 32, but he’s been working at his family’s funeral home for half his life. It’s a busy business. Ten funerals were ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:34 pm

Opinion

Volunteers on hold: Closed doors and memories of bingo at Brook Manor

Back before COVID closed doors around here, nursing home residents played bingo like they meant it. So what if they used bottle-tops for tokens. “0-68.” ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:30 pm

Opinion

We had one humdinger of a Labor Day

On Labor Day we did as all good Americans do. We labored over household to-do lists. Mine including revamping the laundry room and painting a ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:18 pm

Opinion Columnists

Laura hits hard and leaves long road to recovery

When Hurricane Laura barreled into the Louisiana coast almost a week ago, Paul Le June was safely tucked away in a Brookhaven hotel. On Wednesday, ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:32 pm

Opinion

It’s not the outside, it’s the inside that counts

This summer marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a law designed to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Recently I ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:08 pm

Opinion

The world is going to miss that smile

I looked back through my phone, some photo albums and a stack of yearbooks. Couldn’t find one. No, not a single picture of Stacy without ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:50 pm

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