Author Archive: Kechia Bentley

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Hard-Boiled Reality

Hard-Boiled Reality

As I sit to write this column Easter has just passed and I found myself spending quite a bit of time looking at pictures on Instagram and Facebook. It was such a sweet thing to be able to see the children, and in some cases grandchildren, of people I hold dear in my heart. In […]

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May 1, 2015 | By More
Replaced by the Other Woman

Replaced by the Other Woman

Well it has happened and I knew it would someday, but still there is a slight sting to it:  I have been officially replaced by the “other woman”. Good thing I like this other woman or this could get really ugly. Good thing she seems to love him as much as I do (probably not, […]

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April 1, 2015 | By More
Waiting on the Words

Waiting on the Words

It is 1:22 p.m. and I still have nothing on the page. The words refuse to come. I have done everything correctly to set up a successful writing day. I have my list of story ideas neatly written out beside me. I have cleared my calendar so I can spend the whole day in front […]

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March 1, 2015 | By More
And They Lived Happily Ever After…

And They Lived Happily Ever After…

Just what in the world is that suppose to mean? Does it mean no fighting, no crying, no slamming doors (that would be me, not him), no running away from home (again me, not him), no sleeping through your wife pouring her heart out (yep,  that is him), no thinking we aren’t going to make […]

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February 1, 2015 | By More
REJOICE!

REJOICE!

Oh you dear sweet mommas who still have children, especially school age ones, at home and are about to be overwhelmed with holiday chaos, I say to you, “REJOICE.” Yes I know, about now some of you are feeling like anything but rejoicing. You are exhausted from Thanksgiving. Either you had everyone to your house […]

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December 1, 2014 | By More
It’s Only Skin Deep

It’s Only Skin Deep

Just read a beauty cream advertisement the other day that asked the question, “Who are you fooling?” And the answer was “Everyone.” And my answer was NO YOU ARE NOT! Seriously ladies, the only people telling your 50-plus year-old-self that you look 30-years-old are other 50-plus-year-olds. The real 30-year-olds think you look 50-plus! Now, if […]

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October 1, 2014 | By More
What I did over Summer Vacation

What I did over Summer Vacation

Are students asked to write that kind of paper anymore? Well, if they are then I volunteer to go back to 5th grade and write one for this summer. It has been a doozey! It has been filled to the brim with life lessons (med-flight helicopters), a beach wedding, great friends, sand fleas, a persistent […]

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August 1, 2014 | By More
It Never Ends

It Never Ends

It just never ends. I am sorry to report to those of you with younger children that they will in fact continue to make you want to bang your head against a wall even when they are “adults.” I, of course, never made my mother feel that way. I transitioned into adulthood perfectly with no […]

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May 1, 2014 | By More
Reading from the Same Page

Reading from the Same Page

The basics of my ‘life script’ were always the same. Go to college, get married, career, and then children. I have accomplished all those things, although, not as neatly as my original script had called for. I began college right on time. But, things got a little off track when my dad died right after […]

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April 1, 2014 | By More
Rolling with the Punches of Manhood

Rolling with the Punches of Manhood

Several women in our community are what I would call true “Southern Ladies.” They radiate poise and graciousness. I have often said when I grow up, I want to be just like them. Well, reality has set in. I must face the fact that if it hasn’t happened at 44 years-of-age, then it is not […]

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