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Well, folks, the 2018 Political year has begun and all of the horses are in the chute.  It is going to be a good year for horse races.Perennially, the year of the governor’s race has been the … more
“It feels like your soul is floating outside of your body.”That is a quote from my 15-year-old son while talking about thefeeling he got from taking the drug Percocet.Stone had never taken a … more
Over the weekend Zac and I watched "The Pride of the Yankees," a 1942 film about the life of famed New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig. One of the most emotional scenes in the film is … more
We in Alabama treasure and defend our right to self governance  - our freedoms. These are being threatened by a backroom bill in Washington D.C.  HR3599 would prohibit states from enacting … more
Let's clean out the folder ...• I won't kid you; I am nervous as I type this because, well, you are now starting to receive a Daily Mountain Eagle that is being done on new systems that are being … more
Shooting incidents at schools are happening way too often. more
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held this weekend in Los Angeles. more
On Feb. 13, I marked my first anniversary back at the Daily Mountain Eagle, without much fanfare. (Recall that I was here in Walker County from 2003 to 2009.) But before too much time passes, I decided after a year it was time to state some major things that we probably need to focus on in Walker County. I probably could have gone on, but I realize how long the column is, so maybe I will revisit this soon, but here are some ideas that might be useful after some consideration ... more
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about invisible people. Mentioning this to a friend this week, he wasn’t sure what I meant. I explained that invisible people are the people we encounter almost daily, but don’t “see.” more
It was the Olympic equivalent of “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Last Friday, NBC’s commentators told viewers that Anna Veith of Austria was the women’s Super-G champion at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The handful of skiers waiting to complete their runs were written off as also-rans. more
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