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Why am I here?
Have you ever asked yourself the question “Why am I here?”
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Retired educator collects African American inventions
Their names are unknown to most people, but their inventions are used every day. The ironing board, the weather radio, the fountain pen, the folding chair — all came from the mind of an African Ame...
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Love it and let it go
Wyatt has seen more snow in his short life than I did in the 23 years before he was born.
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Engagements
Kitchens-Rhoades Elder Charles H. and Doris Kitchens of Jasper announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Jeanette Kitchens, to Alan Christopher Rhoades, the son of Douglas and Janice Rhoades...
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Good storytellers are hard to find
The best history teacher I had in college was a master. He had the class hooked the first day when he told us he preferred to think of history as HIS-Story.
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Concerning hobbits
I had some reservations when Zac selected “The Hobbit” as the first book in our couple’s reading challenge last month.
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Color is all around us
During the coldest months of winter, when the silhouette of bare trees look stark against a grey sky and dried leaves as thick as thatch cover the earth, it’s easy to forget that color is everywhere.
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Something that’s easy to make, simply delicious
If we just stop for a moment, we will amaze ourselves by what we can create from just a few staples from our kitchen cabinets and refrigerators.
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Those ever-popular Girl Scout cookies are on sale again
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama are carrying on an 80-year tradition this month as they rack up cookie sales and learn lasting life skills in the process.
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My fair ladybug
I guess it was too much to hope that Wyatt wouldn’t develop the typical boyish fascination with creepy crawly things.
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Surviving winter’s wrath
Wyatt and I were as surprised as everybody else to see snow on Tuesday morning. I pointed out the falling flakes to him as we walked out the front door.
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Finding myself on lonely beaches
I was stationed at Fort Sherman in Panama in the early 1970s, which was a remote Army complex on the Atlantic end of the canal. The fort was situated on a small finger of land separating the Bay of...
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Northside Baptist Church celebrates life with sea of crosses
The lawn of Northside Baptist Church was filled with 120 crosses in January. The crosses were made by church member David Hendon for Sanctity of Human Life Month, an annual recognition within the p...
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When writing was fun
In college, I participated in a mentorship program with a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist of The Birmingham News.
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Local man recalls journey from preacher to rodeo clown and back again
Hugh Tubbs walked a winding road before he found the straight and narrow. Several years ago, he jotted down thoughts on his journey in a book, “From a Rodeo Clown to a Pentecostal Pulpit.”
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