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Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Eagle in 1987. Three of us were talking. All of us parents. We were talking about — as often happens, in that situation — being parents. It’s a rough row to hoe, we agreed. “I … more
Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2002. Long ago and far away, I saw an opening scene of a stage play that has permanently engraved itself in my mind. This was Prague, in the Czech Republic — formerly Czechoslovakia … more
“Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push – in just the right place – it can be tipped.” – Malcolm Gladwell, … more
The winter issue of Walker Magazine went to the printer this week. more
When talking with a friend recently, I mentioned that coming up with fresh ideas for this column was sometimes a struggle. When the muse is on vacay, I use a wacky toolkit to help me get through it. … more
On Saturday, a group of people stood on the courthouse steps and made the audacious claim that Walker County is a pretty cool place to be. To be clear, they did not say that it is perfect. The point of Walker County Day was not to promote some … more
I live in Alabama, and I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., last weekend. And I’m not just a woman who happens to live in Alabama — I’m an Alabamian. I grew up with season tickets … more
I wonder what happened to UFOs? When I was younger, people around the world reported seeing them in the sky. Those living in Alabama and Mississippi trailer parks had a front row seat. Maybe the crafts used magnets for propulsion and metal … more
Let’s clean out the notebook... • It has been a wild few days on the political front, and I need to be cloned to write all I need to. One afternoon I wrote four stories and I covered two … more
During our time living in Mississippi, the Phillips family fell in love with the Mardi Gras holiday. Even though Mardi Gras started in Mobile, it is much more prevalent as a holiday and celebration in Louisiana and Mississippi than it is in most … more
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