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After moving into our neighborhood last spring, I received a postcard in the mail inviting me to join Nextdoor, an app describing itself as a private social network for your neighborhood. According to its website, Nextdoor “is the best way to … more
The most popular baby names for 2016 are pretty familiar: Noah for boys and Emma for girls. The Social Security Administration released its list of 2016’s most popular baby names earlier this year, along with information on which names are … more
Two weeks ago, several people called the Daily Mountain Eagle office to report a loud boom. At first, it seemed to be confined to the Curry area, and there was speculation that there had been an explosion at Duncan Bridge Marina. (It is amazing how specific unfounded rumors can be.) more
Mayberry — that fictional Southern town where neighbors are family and life moves at a snail’s pace — seems far removed from the turbulent, divisive world of 2017. But what if it were just a click away? more
Things change as you age and this lesson came into sharp focus this week as I prepared for a workshop down in Carrolton, Alabama. The weatherman promised the temps would be lower this coming week, but apparently the mercury hasn’t gotten the … more
Zac, Wyatt and I took a road trip to Florence last week in search of ice cream. Trowbridge’s is the oldest business in the city still operating in its original location. A dairyman named Paul Trowbridge opened the business in 1918 after falling … more
In an attempt to provide our readers with the best possible coverage of the mayoral runoff set for Tuesday in Jasper, David O'Mary and Greg Tinker, the two candidates facing off in the election, were invited to the Daily Mountain Eagle office Friday … more
Let’s clean out the notebook ... more
I have “middle of the month blues.” The condition is worse in January because I’m coming down from all the holiday hurrah. I’ve celebrated my birthday, which is twoweeks after New Year’s Day, and it is winter to boot. The bad part is … more
This is the Christmas where I lost a dear piece of furniture — which seems perfect for this strange Christmas season. more
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