Rather than going through ancestry websites, a friend decided to just put stories from his family’s past in print for his children to have to carry on for future generations. I offered to help, and it didn’t take long to find out this family may have a bit of a different background than me or you.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Things of which you couldn’t have missed lately:
Monday, October 07, 2019
The old red Jeep had been sitting at the back of our driveway for the past month and every time I pulled in or out I glanced over at it, knowing it was time to sell. Nevertheless I kept coming up with reasons not to run it in the paper. Truth was I had grown a little attached.
Friday, October 04, 2019
My hometown church is having its 200th anniversary this month. While I was only there the first 16 years of my life, it’s the place that brings everything back to a much simpler time when my biggest concern was whether or not I’d have to “shell peas” when I got home or if I could just ride m…
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
I am not a dog whisperer nor claim to be. However, I believe I have decoded my mutt’s language.
So at last, fall has arrived. Someone must have forgotten to tell summer though. A guy I was playing golf with last week, when the heat index read 106, told me “It’s hotter than hell and half of Georgia.” I’d never heard that one before. But he is an older, wiser gentleman, so I think he mus…
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
My parents were both involved in education. My mother was a dean at a major university. My father was a head coach in college and later a principal at both a high school and elementary.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
In a business that has been embarrassed from Dan Rather to Jim Acosta and almost everyone on MSNBC, journalism lost another one of its long-timers this week when Cokie Roberts passed.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Paris Hilton, Joey Buttafuoco, Amy Fisher, John Wayne Bobbitt, Heidi Fleiss, Paul Reubens... remember them? Time usually fazes out such nincompoops from our daily vision, even if TV tabloids and the New York Times try their ever-best to make them stars.
As I write this I see that it’s one of my old high school classmate’s birthday. He was in the school play from our senior year, “Sugar.” You probably remember Billy Wilder’s film version better with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis called “Some Like It Hot.” And that blonde, what was her name? An…
Friday, September 13, 2019
As if there was ever any doubt, we were slapped in the face again this week with the reality that morals exist only in professional sports when legal matters go awry.
Monday, September 09, 2019
Right or wrong, we often use sports for motivation, whether it’s quotes from coaches or incredible stories of what individuals and/or teams overcame to be successful.
“Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.” -- Fran Lebowitz
Friday, September 06, 2019
Aside from trying to keep up with Dorian, who has often changed her mind on where to go – imagine that -- we have at least had some moments from the gridiron to take our minds at least momentarily away from the dangers of the punch Mother Nature can pack.
Monday, September 02, 2019
When a friend asked if I’d heard about the shooting, I assumed he was talking about the latest from west Texas, where seven were killed by some disturbed fellow following a traffic stop. He began shooting at random during a chase. Among those he hit was a 17-month-old girl. She will have sur…
If I’m looking for sympathy over what can be accurately described as one of my daily “Car Wars,” it won’t come from KM. She reminded me of something the other day when I was telling her about a crazy incident that happened to me as I was driving around town recently.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Full disclosure: I did not attend junior high school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, having moved there prior to my junior year of high school. It’s a beautiful city for about eight months a year until the lengthy Ozark winters make you feel as if you’re living in the Canadian Rockies. A coach fr…
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Joe Biden was as sure a thing to win the Democratic Party’s nomination to go up against Donald Trump in 2020 as Alabama is to beat Western Carolina later this season. But Biden has fumbled more often than a rookie running back with hands of butter and has opened the floodgates for Crazy (if …
Monday, August 26, 2019
I received an email last week from a friend of the female persuasion that claimed, “Men are just happier people!”
Friday, August 23, 2019
Perhaps it’s just me, now that I’ve entered my 40th year in this business, but I am tired of change. I have seen more changes to the newspaper “Bible“ over the last few years than seemingly there were in the first few decades.