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When moving into an area, there are a handful of questions that come up fairly often. “Have you found a house?” “What schools are your kids in?” In the South, the one question you get more than most is, “Where do you go to … more
About a month ago, Zac and I had a Friday night to ourselves. When he got off work, I asked him to meet me at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, where I was taking pictures of the Good Friday cross draped in a black shroud. He waited … more
“Momma called. And when Momma calls, you just have to come runnin’.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant more
I’m going to start eating naked. I know this will be problematic when eating at most local establishments, but if the food folks took one look at my clothes after a meal, they would understand. It’s not due to age or senility, both of which … more
How about if we call this halftime of the primary season? True, more than 30 states have held primaries and caucuses, but the schedulers have mercifully built in a two-week break between Wisconsin and New York. The only exception is Wyoming’s … more
I don’t dream very often of people who have died, but my grandfather is the exception to the rule. As much as I miss him, the dreams are never sad ones. In most cases we’re out on the Warrior River, fishing from a small boat. That image is … more
Did you know that seven out of 10 children under the age of 17 are exposed to advertisements for e-cigarettes? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2014 more than 18 million middle and high school aged children in the United … more
Funny, how words change. When I was growing up, “hack” was the first part of a hacksaw, what you did with an ax to a tree or else a derogatory term for someone who didn’t do his/her work well. How “hack” came to mean a technological … more
You probably remember the virulent plague of Bush Derangement Syndrome, which debilitated parts of America in the early 2000s. The illness was discovered and named by a most eminent former psychiatrist named Dr. Charles Krauthammer. He described it … more
During his State of the State Address last week, Gov. Bentley laid out his four-year plan, which included spending up to $800 million to build four new super prisons. The next day, the governor announced that he wants to transfer $181 million out … more
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