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Since moving back to Jasper a few weeks ago, our family has lived in an area hotel as we awaited a closing date on our new home. This is not our first rodeo as a family actually living in a hotel. When we moved to Mississippi several years ago, … more
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
I can’t watch college football with my nephews anymore. It’s much too risky. It’s my own fault. When they were still young and impressionable, I had an opportunity to mentor them. I could have helped them understand how to watch football games … more
I opened a wooden jewelry box this week that has been a fixture on my desk for 40 years. I was looking for an old pocketknife, but what I found was a piece of paper that represented a milestone in my life. The jewelry box was a gift I bought … 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
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
Each time I hear someone mention the year 1966, an image of a Chevrolet Chevelle develops in my mind like a Polaroid picture. Chevy started building the Chevelle Super Sport in 1964. The first two years they were beautiful cars, but designers got it … 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
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
As a young man, Stan Brock was crushed by a horse while working on a ranch in a remote area of South America. The nearest medical help was 26 days away. Later in life, Brock told his story to an American astronaut, who replied that the nearest … more
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