I try not to use this space in connection with my real job. I am much more content to offer my take on everyday things, seasoned with a little spice of life.
A few years ago, the term "active shooter" was not in our vocabulary. Today, it seems one is about every week.
I got it from Mama and I passed it on to my daughter. It also rubbed off on my wife, who is not above negotiating sale prices with store managers.
We are unique creatures on this planet. We are the only ones who have a soul. We have the need for human companionship and long for those who we love and have lost.
A few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia native Alan Jackson wrote a song called, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."
Getting a new pair of shoes was a big deal when I was kid.
Sometimes I think I may have fit in better in an earlier generation. I would have loved to have been around in the heyday of Route 66, the great American road that stretched from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles.
Kudzu was introduced to the United States at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. In the 1930s, kudzu was thought to be a wonderful way to control erosion in the South.
Sadly, I think Hollywood is running out of ideas for movies and continues to recycle old ones in an effort to draw people to the box office.
As a boy who spent a lot of time outside in the summer, I am reminded I had my fair share of assorted scrapes, wounds and bug bites throughout those same summers.
I have been on the planet long enough to see some things come and go.
My mama often decided certain events were historical and I should pay attention to them.
As I trudged through the sweltering heat, going from the air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned house, I wondered how we survived when I was a kid.
Last year, my daughter and I visited Philadelphia and stopped at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Back in the days when I was spinning records on the radio, a singer-songwriter named John Conlee wrote and recorded a song called "Backside of 30."
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When our dog died a couple of years ago, we left the ranks of dog owners.
In all of my working years, I have always had a dictionary near my desk.
There are events in this life that often leave us longing for more. It can be a great meal, a good book or movie or ...
Sometimes, when I am writing the column, I start out with an idea and it just falls flat. When that happens, I will highlight everything ...
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