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So, out of the blue, our political columnist was quoted this week in Politico about how some in Alabama wouldn’t believe any thing the Washington Post prints. “Their attitude is, ‘If the … more
Finding work after 50 can be a challenge. One stumbling block is when potential employers say, “You’re overqualified for this job.” That’s a valid point for most employers. Crafting a response to this concern is crucial. The answer can mean the difference in getting hired or getting passed over. more
When the weather turned off chilly the week before last, Jilda was giddy. She stripped the cotton sheets from our bed and put on flannel sheets. Those sheets feel like the red and green shirt I wore … more
Jasper Mayor David O’Mary spoke in-depth earlier this week about the state of the city’s finances. His presentation showed the city will end fiscal year 2017 with a $2.7 million … more
The tune is instantly recognizable. I associate it with patriotic parades, black-and-white newsreels and pickup trucks covered in bunting that cruise around courthouse squares blaring slogans like … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... This is a special edition, you might say, as a number of items were left over from the Walker County Republican Party meeting last week. To expedite things on a … more
My dad would have celebrated his 94 birthday this past week. Throat cancer got the best of him in May of ‘86 at the age of 63. He inhaled the gas and fumes released by the arc welders he used in … more
Congratulations to the Houston Astros, the victors in one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory (and that’s saying something coming from a Cubs fan). One of my favorite things about … more
Judging from several social media posts that I’ve seen in the last week or so, a new cross-over voting ban in our state has caused some confusion. In its last session, the Alabama Legislature … more
I drove down a road today that I hadn't traveled in some time. It's changed. The image of that first time I rode through renders in my mind like a Monet painting. I thought it was the most beautiful … more
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