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In need of a creative space
I’ve finally realized that having free time in retirement is a myth. I’m busier now than I’ve ever been in my life and important things are being left undone — things I promised myself I’d do when ...
Jan 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Believe it or not, you can go home again
North Carolina’s Thomas Wolfe only lived on this earth for 38 years. But that short span was long enough for him to become a major American writer. When he died in 1938 Wolfe’s publisher had two of...
Jan 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pennies from heaven
I ended last week’s column with a story about finding a penny on tails after my day of bad luck in Berry.
Jan 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Carpenter’ Wilson’s Walker County connection
William Wallace “Carpent-er” Wilson was born in December 1832 in Gwinette County, Ga.
Jan 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A match made in heaven
Most country music fans have not heard of The Grascals, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2006 and 2007. However, many are familiar with the songs and guest...
Jan 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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I’ll be turning 60 in a few days
I’ll turn 60 this week on my birthday, and I’ve spent time reflecting about the concept of age.
Jan 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A greener Dixie
The environmental movement is gathering steam in Alabama, according to a new report by the Green Resource Center for Alabama.
Jan 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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What do I want?
I always spend the last week of the year thinking about the things I want to do the coming year. I feel kind of like I did when I was in kindergarten and got a new notebook and a fat cedar pencil. ...
Jan 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manic mud hole Monday
Did you hear the story about the reporter who got lost in the woods, stuck in a mud hole and nearly run over by a deer? Every word of it is true.
Jan 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soup and firemen restore Dec. 26 tranquility
On Christmas night while making the rounds outside our house unplugging twinkle lights, I realized that the day after Christmas this year would not usher in the start of a work week or a back-to-so...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weddings
O’Mary-Prevost Anna Katherine O’Mary and Mark Alan Prevost were married at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2010, in a double-ring, candlelight ceremony at First Baptist Church in Jasper. Chad Hayes of Leeds off...
Dec 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tracking rabbits in the snow
I hope every one of you had a wonderful, family-time Christ-mas. That is what it is all about — family togetherness. Times were far different in the 1930s, and 40s. On the farm, we really had no gi...
Dec 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating five years in the Eagle
As I drummed my fingers, trying to think of a topic to write about this week, I realized that January 2011 begins my fifth year as a columnist for the Daily Mountain Eagle. Time has wings.
Dec 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The psychology of being scared
I read an article last week about a woman who isn’t afraid of anything.
Dec 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Project 'took on wings of its own'
Sara Bright didn't plan to dedicate 15 years of her life to photographing butterflies.
Dec 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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