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Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2014. Imagine a large ironing board with a hinge and a swivel underneath the center of it and a big clamp on one end. Imagine lying down on the board, hooking your feet and ankles … more
Life is precious.  Those three words were about all I could muster on Friday morning as I tried to come up with some thought to describe the acts of violence that I had seen unfold in our country … more
These past few weeks the soil in our garden looked as if it had been kiln dried. I was afraid it would soon wither and die, but the weatherman promised we’d get rain, and this time he got it … more
The King James Version tells us, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.” Notice the Lord did not say to judge others, to point fingers or to insult one another on Facebook. And yet we do. ”We” being Christians who … more
A few weeks ago, I started noticing some interesting videos that kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed from the Living the Dream in Jasper page. The videos featured members of Jasper's Dream Community dancing with a special guest. The guests … more
I called it our all-American couple’s road trip. Zac and I traveled 1,300 miles through five states in three days, crossed three major rivers, visited two state capitals and toured two presidential libraries. The latter was the inspiration … more
As you might imagine, the question is not an uncommon one in a U.S. Army barracks in the wilderness of Missouri on a January weekend with sleet falling outside: “You want to play poker?” To which I always had to reply, “No, thanks. I … more
Interstate 22 officially opened Monday, leading to lots of conversations this week about the roadway finally being complete. The interstate opening was probably the second most talked about topic this week ( the high school name change being No. … more
Back in 1978 when my hair was thick and my money was thin, construction began on what was initially called the Appalachian Highway. After almost 40 years of work that proceeded at times at the pace of a tipsy turtle, it opened for travelers this … more
The Jasper City School Board voted Monday night to change the name of Walker High School to Jasper High School, effective in the fall of 2017. When the Daily Mountain Eagle announced the news via its Facebook page, the Internet nearly … more
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