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A bad experience with tobacco
It’s a wonder I never got hooked on tobacco. Most of the people I adored during my formative years smoked, dipped or chewed, but for reasons I’ll explain later, I never did.
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Falling to pieces
I felt sorry for Zac as I looked at 1,000 tiny pieces of cardboard scattered across our kitchen table.
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Local pastor releases third book
Local pastor Ben Godwin came up with the idea for his third book, “The Redemption Files,” when he noticed a theme developing in the monthly columns he submits to the Daily Mountain Eagle.
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Starting back to school
School starts back this week for many areas around the country, and I spent time reflecting about my early days in school.
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Chick chain project set to conclude next month
Chores are a part of daily life at Eldridge Free Will Baptist Children’s Home. Fifteen-year-old James Dixon added one extra responsibility to his list when he signed up to participate in the Alabam...
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Weddings
Bunch-Evans Alyssa Ashley Bunch and Daniel Stewart Evans of Jasper were united in marriage by Dr. Martin D. Steelmon of Saraland, uncle of the bride, during a double ring ceremony held April 12, 20...
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A jolly holiday with Mary
“Mary Poppins” flew into theaters 50 years ago this month.
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How do I come up with this stuff?
People often ask how I come up with column ideas. Back in 2007, it was easy. A zillion ideas floated around in my head like yellow jackets on an apple core in summer, but I’ve written, tossed or fo...
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Adoptions at animal shelter increase under new director
Adoptions are on the rise at the Walker County Animal Shelter.
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A Hallmark moment
Several years ago, I had an opportunity to interview Gordo resident Kenneth Junkin, who portrays town drunk Otis Campbell at “The Andy Griffith Show” fan events.
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Life at the forks
There are places in this world that seem magical. The Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland, Cathedral Rock in Sedona, and standing at the edge of the Pacific just off Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay in Califor...
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Seamstress preserves 19th century women’s, children’s clothing
Although Victorian and Edwardian era fashions are now considered outdated, the garments look as good as new after they pass through the hands of Linda Burns.
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds preserves motorcycle history
After a successful career racing Porsches in the 1960s, Birmingham native George Barber Jr. took on the task of preserving motorcycle history.
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Ethics of an eye for an eye
Life is messy. The view from the highroad is more scenic, but there are always detours, and I find myself on bumpy roads more than I’d like.
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Everybody’s got something
Since finishing “The Hobbit” with Zac, I have been doing a lot of light reading to compensate for all the darkness we encountered in the pages of Tolkien. This week, I finished “Everybody’s Got Som...
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