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Getting ready for bed last night, I remembered the unclosed gate to the chicken house. Pulling on my sneakers, I walked outside. Rain earlier in the day had cooled things off a bit, but it was still a sultry evening. After securing the chicken … more
There are times that dreaming deserts me and I go weeks without remembering a single one. At times, I have dreams I wish I’d never had. This week, I had a mixed bag. It was as if the dream fairy switched on my nocturnal projector. I had one dream … more
While reading blogs this past week, I came across a post that made me think. The graphic read: The Gene Pool Could Use a Little Chlorine. I howled. She wrote this after learning about a project to move elephants in Africa because humans are … more
Walker County is hungry. According to numbers provided by the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s 2016 Food Insecurity and Need Profile, more than 10,000 of Walker County’s more than 66,000 residents are food insecure with children … more
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Eagle in 2013. A few years ago, a team of neuroscientists exploring the measurable behavior differences between males and females (a field that might be more accurately called, I suggest, … more
If someone would have asked me a week ago what a Parasect was, I would have probably responded with, “I don't know, but they probably make an antibiotic for it.” Now that I've caught a … more
I’m afraid we have a new dog. As always, we didn’t go looking, but this past week when temps were toying with the high end of the thermometer with humidity that made it feel hotter than the Devil with a mouthful of habaneros, I looked out the … more
Like many fathers before him, Zac once dreamed of playing catch in the yard with his son. However, since Wyatt has shown minimal interest in sports, they have bonded over video games instead. Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, they can … more
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
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