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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
While walking yesterday, I noticed something I hadn’t seen in years. It was a half-gallon milk bottle from the 1950s sitting on a sill just inside the barn. The glass bottle was the kind that used a cardboard stopper the size of a half-dollar as a … more
The gallbladder is one part of our bodies that we do not really think about until it causes us some trouble. Most people realize they have a gallbladder, but few know what it is until they are to the … more
Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Daily Mountain Eagle in August 1983. This month, all the signs of summer’s end seem to pop up at once, everywhere. But more likely it’s just because I’ve started watching for them. If … more
What is a reunion? One definition I came across said a reunion is “an instance of two or more people coming together again after a period of separation, which includes a social gathering … more
Getting ready for bed last night, I remembered the unclosed gate to the chicken house. Pulling on my sneakers, I walked outside. Rain earlier in the day had cooled things off a bit, but it was still a sultry evening. After securing the chicken … more
There are times that dreaming deserts me and I go weeks without remembering a single one. At times, I have dreams I wish I’d never had. This week, I had a mixed bag. It was as if the dream fairy switched on my nocturnal projector. I had one dream … more
While reading blogs this past week, I came across a post that made me think. The graphic read: The Gene Pool Could Use a Little Chlorine. I howled. She wrote this after learning about a project to move elephants in Africa because humans are … more
Walker County is hungry. According to numbers provided by the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama’s 2016 Food Insecurity and Need Profile, more than 10,000 of Walker County’s more than 66,000 residents are food insecure with children … more
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Eagle in 2013. A few years ago, a team of neuroscientists exploring the measurable behavior differences between males and females (a field that might be more accurately called, I suggest, … more
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