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Of one thing I can be certain, if there was anyone who had an idea that they could successfully open an exercise gym around my childhood home place back then and expect it to be profitable, they … more
Our summer road trip took us from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to Niagara Falls, New York. On the second day of the trip, we abandoned our plans to see Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, … more
My intention Sunday was to harvest honey from all four of our beehives. I couldn't think of a sweeter way to spend the day.After coffee, I suited up. While the bees are relatively docile most of the … more
As I sat in Scott’s office at Scott Crump Toyota, located at 3815 Hwy 78 East, talking with him while Mike ate his lunch from Five Loaves Bakery, Scott told me a story that originated in Downtown … more
THEN- During election time, utility poles were the politician's best friend. Almost every pole in plain sight had campaign posters tacked to it. Later it was signs tacked on wooden strips that … more
I just could not resist doing one more article on hummingbirds for this year. Probably because I have started seeing much more activity at my feeders over the past couple weeks. Hummingbirds are fun … more
Newspapers, broadcasts, and social media have been throbbing with stories about the opioid epidemic these last few weeks. A common sentiment is that it’s tragic. My family felt the tragedy … more
A trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast comes with a few expectations. Everyone visiting Gulf Shores or Orange Beach want sun, sand and fun. And most everyone also wants good food.When our family visits the … more
Each day during our walk here in Empire, the last leg of our path takes us up the road in front of our house. Without fail, I have to pick up a cigarette butt, beer can, or a fast food bags that … more
Pardon me while I pause and put on a pair of overalls, roll up the legs, and put on my wading shoes. When I grew up in Alabama, I was not aware that the word dirty and the word politics were two … more
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