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Christmas takes you back.Me and Leon and David Mark would fight over who got to carry the ax. And we fought over which tree we thought was “the perfect one.” Then we’d fight over … more
We got to talking about people we’d like to meet, or would have liked to have met. Abraham Lincoln came up quickly. Someone mentioned Babe Ruth. A golfer in the group wanted to play a round … more
I should be writing some silly story about Christmas shopping this morning. Or maybe sharing a memory of buying a special gift for a special person at this special time of the year…hoping it … more
I’ve always been on the wrong side of Thanksgiving. Don’t misunderstand here. I love the holiday. I would, and did, give genuine and grateful thanks for anything that got me out of the … more
Bob Ferguson wrote a song, made famous by Porter Wagoner back in the sixties, entitled “Carroll County Accident”. It carries me back home every time I hear it.I asked Porter one night if … more
Let’s talk literary this morning. I have had more people lately asking me about “my” book than you can shake a stick at. They want to know when I’m writing one. Or when am I … more
I don’t think I’m as “country” as some folks have been led to believe. But people who watched the recent “Country Music” documentary by Ken Burns seem to … more
I’m so mad this morning I could just spit. It’s about this impeachment thing. Leon used to abuse us something awful. He extended his big brother’s power way past … more
When I say “BIG HAIR” I can tell most folks don’t have an inkling. Or they picture Crystal Gayle or some ancient Egyptian princess with hair down to the bottom hem on a floor length … more
“Why is there no national holiday in August?” You had to lean in close to understand Pam when she was talking through a mouthful of French fries.Silence.I mean the whole table went quiet. … more
Isn’t there an old expression, “perception is nine-tenths of the law”...ok, maybe that’s “ownership”. But the idea is kinda the same.Facts are wonderful, but the … more
The University of the South was an all-boys college from 1857 until 1969. The first class of women appeared the following year. If you had known the “Class of ’69” like I … more
Life just got a lot simpler for me. Luke has reached the magic teenage years. I don’t have to worry about what’s cool, hip, “in”, boss, trendy, current or … more
I’ve been doing a study on Moonlight Graham and his role in “Field of Dreams”. Burt Lancaster, in his last acting appearance, portrayed Moonlight and he was on screen for just a few … more
I was driving through a small town in Georgia listening to a Kingston Trio tape and wondering why folk singers never had a fiddle in the band when a house number caught my eye. The town had one … more
Geir Helgemo, the world’s number one ranked bridge player, has been suspended by the World Bridge Federation for failing a drug test. I’d never heard of Mr. Helgemo and I’m sorry … more
I could write a book about Valentine’s Day, 1959. We were pretty much experts on the subject by the sixth grade. Good gosh, we’d been passing out those little cards every year since being … more
Am I the only one confused here? It is a federal government shutdown! That’s what they’ve advertised from the beginning. But apparently, not everyone is going home. We’ve shut down … more
“KK, you can’t write about me in those newspaper things anymore. I’m thirteen now.” Luke was serious as a heart attack and wasted no time setting me straight. His father was … more
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