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I sharpened my pruning shears this week. They will be pressed into service this winter when the sap drops in the fruit trees. Pruning is vital for the health of trees as they age, and in a sense, it’s important for people too. I’ve neglected … more
During a recent interview with the Daily Mountain Eagle, Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood mentioned a rise in scam artists in the county in recent weeks and months. “I think it is something that readers of the Daily Mountain Eagle need to be … more
The Daily Mountain Eagle has dedicated much ink over the last several days to possible tax increases being suggested by city and county officials. The Walker County Commission on Tuesday voted to ask for a referendum to seek more revenue (a tax … more
I’d felt a little sad and out of sorts for most of this past Monday without knowing why. Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it seems twice as long as May. The short days seem dark and drab. /that evening as I finished my blog … more
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
Located in southwest Georgia among the pine trees, peanut fields, magnolias and gnats is Plains, Ga., a small town with a population of nearly 700. Did I mention the gnats? I will elaborate more on those boogers later. The mention of Plains … more
Several weeks ago, my 13-year-old son Stone came up to my wife and me with his eyes full of tears. We immediately wondered what had happened to make him that emotional. He was not sad. He was angry and disgusted. “This country is … more
Halloween — one of my favorite times of the year is here. In only 22 days, ghouls and ghosts as well as super heroes and zombies will take to the streets in search of a treasure trove of sweets. Each year our family celebrates Halloween with a … more
Last weekend, Jilda and I did our winter chores. We had a long list we wanted to complete before Thanksgiving Day. We had invited family and friends over for “Turkey Day,” and we wanted to make sure the house looked nice. They probably would not … more
I’m afraid we have a new dog. As always, we didn’t go looking, but this past week when temps were toying with the high end of the thermometer with humidity that made it feel hotter than the Devil with a mouthful of habaneros, I looked out the … more
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