I remember I was at a grandmother’s house when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon. I covered a basketball game the night of John Lennon’s murder, and being more of a fan of the Stones than the Beatles, I was educated that night of just how widespread the Fab Four were beloved as peop…
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
I attended the Butler County Bama Club Friday evening, where I had the pleasure of meeting former Lakeside Chief Paul Trodd, the former Eufaula move-in from England who knew nothing of the American game only to wind up kicking for the Chiefs and eventually Bear Bryant and Alabama.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Tick bites, flood and/or food photos and stuff I believe I’d have kept to myself... and those were just in the last few days. Welcome to today’s social media.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
An uncle who coached in Louisiana for decades told me that former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown would have done everything in his power to get Bigfoot eligible had he only been able to convince the reclusive creature to play for the Tigers.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
You know things are bad when the state of Alabama ranks ahead -- not the high ranking we’re looking for -- of Illinois when it comes to Most Dangerous States. In fact, coming in at No. 5 regarding FBI facts that include crime frequency, law-enforcement-to-civility ratios and median state inc…
Monday, May 27, 2019
A Mississippi man found an alligator snapping turtle weighing 62.8 pounds, believed to be a state record. A Bainbridge, Georgia family had their breakfast interrupted when an 11-foot alligator was spotted in their yard and later banged its rather large head on the window to the patio. Two an…
The course was angry that day my friends, as if she sensed the recent talk of her impending doom.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Eufaula City Council President Johnny Knight closed Monday’s meeting with the comments: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ve got to do something. We’re losing control of our kids.”
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I could say it was a blast from the past, but I don’t recall much of a blast and quite frankly, when a writer from New York City asked me last week of details regarding an interview I’d had with a convicted con artist from Canada/Germany/Florida/Arkansas/Missouri -- oh heck, let’s just say a…
I drove by my high school the other day and caught a glimpse of my old practice field.
Friday, May 17, 2019
Perhaps nothing like the abortion debate draws more ire from both sides. As a lifelong conservative, I was actually once an advocate for Pro Choice, that was until I saw pictures and heard stories from abortion clinics to hospitals and now I just can’t go there anymore. Pro Life it is. Howev…
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
It will be four years ago this August that my brothers and our stepfather were walked into a hospital chapel and told expectations that our mother would probably last no more than a week. I doubt we would have wagered more than 24 hours because we had taken turns sitting bedside with her and…
The jockey was happy. So was the trainer. Then they weren’t.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Our schools have come under lots of scrutiny in the last few months, what with low test scores, proposals regarding controversial school board changes, and changes in leadership at both the public and private schools, to name a few.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Congratulations Alabama, we have hit a new low in political idiocy. For this state, that’s saying something. After all, the bar was already lying on the ground. We can all thank State Representative John Rogers for such a dishonor.
Monday, May 06, 2019
It happened years ago, thank goodness. Time has healed the nightmare. It began as an itch on my arm late one day at the office. No big deal, just a slight tickle on the old epidermis that causes the hand to move to the spot where your fingernail brings instant relief. It actually feels kind …
Friday, May 03, 2019
I’ve told friends in Texas and Louisiana that their mosquitos are big, but we have beards on ours longer than some prized gobblers.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
There are going to be some rough rides, perhaps some casualties, on the road to improvement.
I thought of our buddy Kyle Mooty the other day when I was out for an early evening walk and a lady I didn’t know called me over to her driveway. She was holding a big rake, which she thrust into my chest with these instructions, “There is a big snake under my car and I need you to kill it.”…
Friday, April 26, 2019
Raise your hand if you were wanting to eliminate your ESPN channel if you saw one more Mock Draft. What were there, like 46? I’d rather watch a couple of yahoos from Indiana battle for the Cornhole championship of all mankind. Good grief! Couldn’t the sports leader show some old 30 for 30 programs?