Friday, October 11, 2019

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.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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

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
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
Monday, September 09, 2019
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
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.