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.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
When last I checked in I was reminiscing about beginning my 40th year (Tuesday) in various media fields, focusing on the first 18 that were mainly in sports. Today, I wanted to highlight some crazy days since I began covering news.
Clark Griswold: “Everybody in the car... or perhaps you don't want to see the second largest ball of twine on the face of the earth, which is only four short hours away.” -- National Lampoon’s Family Vacation
Friday, August 16, 2019
I think my interview had been conducted with me in a three-piece brown suit – hey, it was 1980 – the same one I’d worn in a brother’s wedding and one which I’d donned for my high school senior portrait.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
From youngsters at Eufaula Primary telling us what they like best about being back in school (see the Tribune’s Weekend Edition) in our Question of the Week, the return of the Student and Teacher of the Week sections from local schools, and of course, the Last Call Pickin’ Panel where $500 i…
Before I begin I need to say Spoiler Alert if you haven’t seen the latest film from Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It is headlined as his ninth film. I assume they refer to movies he’s directed, and they must also be combining Kill Bill: 1& 2, into one film, which is t…
Friday, August 09, 2019
Eufaula needs, as Mayor Jack Tibbs said earlier this week, a “game changer,” and should we get the fifth home for the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, it would be a walk-off home run, a hail-Mary touchdown pass, or a half-court buzzer beater for the Bluff City.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
There are those out there whom we joke that they’ll be the first to post some uniformed comment regarding a story or a friend’s message on social media, never mind that they sure as the sun rises weren’t involved in the story or know anything about what’s going on in the friend’s life.
“How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense.”
Friday, August 02, 2019
The accolades the city of Eufaula received for its performance during the Dixie Softball World Series should make everyone in the area proud.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
I don’t care if you’re from Sudan or Oman, it has been hot during the Dixie Softball (SweeTees and Darlings) World Series this week at Eufaula. If anyone wants to know what sweltering humidity feels like, the Old Creektown Complex could have described in better than any network meteorologist.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Attending a funeral recently I ran into a friend I had not seen for decades. He had moved out of the old neighborhood to another state when we were both 15, which was the last time we had spoken. We reminisced about those days from our youth that now seem so long ago, and soon comparisons wi…
Friday, July 26, 2019
When I agreed to be a host for one of the softball teams coming to the World Series this week in Eufaula, I thought, well, I’m bound to have some to talk about with almost any of the 11 states represented.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
You know something has gone haywire in our country when you see a headline Sunday that reads: Award-winning lamb under investigation for performance-enhancing drugs.
“At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers
Friday, July 19, 2019
According to one report, 1.4 million people have signed up to storm Area 51 on Sept. 20. And here I thought we only had 1.3 nuts in the U.S.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sports Illustrated, which I have been getting since the sixties and still possess prized copies, hit a new low last week as it joined ESPN and the far-leftists on network television by promoting anti-American Megan Rapinoe on its cover while choosing to bury far better action shots inside.
Monday, July 15, 2019
I was asked, challenged rather, by a friend recently on Facebook to help promote literacy by posting seven books I have loved over a week. The instructions were to not give reviews, reasons or comments, just post the cover of my “book of the day.” Then pass it on or pay it forward by challen…
Friday, July 12, 2019
Because of the recent buzz regarding the anti-American actions of the U.S. women’s soccer team (reading that just sounds odd, right?) reminded me of a nitwit right up Megan Rapinoe’s alley.
Surely to goodness, there’ll never be a more tragic day for us baby boomers than Feb. 22, 2019.