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The country music artist John Anderson released the iconic song entitled "Just as Swingin'" in 1983. Scratching through AM radio dial recently, I came across that song, and it made me smile. It … more
The fact I do not recall women smoking cigarettes while I was young does not mean, however, that women were not heavy users of tobacco products. Snuff was in wide use among the women of that time. … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...  • You may have seen at the bottom of the Jasper mask story on Wednesday about Jasper Mayor David O'Mary reviewing that he tried to stop the carnival at … more
Sweetie isn’t concerned about any pandemic. She hasn’t lost a moment’s sleep over an election. She isn’t anxious about the economy. In fact, Sweetie isn’t concerned … more
Believe or not, coronavirus notwithstanding, we have three important GOP runoffs next Tuesday. You will go back to the polls to elect two Congressmen and a United States Senator. That is assuming … more
President Trump delivered two exceptionally positive and patriot speeches back to back last Friday and Saturday. What a wonderfully inspirational weekend with fireworks and flyovers, bands playing … more
Keep the lines of communication open. God sent Hosea to Israel around 700 B.C. with this message: “Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel for the Lord has a case against the … more
My fellow Alabamians:In a few days, America will celebrate her 244th birthday. Traditionally, many towns and cities around the country light up the night with fireworks and music festivals. In 1776, … more
In the absence of tobacco, some kids who thought it to be “big time” to smoke, but who did not have access to cigarettes, would take rabbit tobacco, cross vines, or other substances that they … more

Looking through old photographs, I came across one I had not seen in years. It was a silhouette of me at sunset. I was squatting in the sand on Taboga Island off the coast of Panama. On the back, I'd jotted in pen, June 1972. Looking back, I realize that I've spent a lot of time by the water. 

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