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The Art of Work

May 26, 2019

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The Art of Work Two words thrown together that many find antithetical, or at least a bit contradictory, are “art” and “work.” We all know that artists have to “work” to make their art. And we also know a guy going into the coal mines of Walker or Tuscaloosa County is also engaged in “work.” […]

Stories from a Southern Yankee

May 26, 2019

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Stories from a Southern Yankee That of course is a contradictory term. How can one be a Yankee and a Southerner to boot? My Southern family—all South Carolinians–never quite forgave my parents for allowing me to be born in New Jersey, and while they loved on me, I was occasionally reminded that I was the […]

Rich and Poor

May 25, 2019

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Rich and Poor Kathleen Parker’s Op-ed Jan. 29 borrowed a few lines from literature to make her points. “Let them eat cake” was of course attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette of France when told the peasants were starving for lack of bread. The fact that there is absolutely no proof she ever made the statement […]

Unity and Diversity

May 25, 2019

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Unity and Diversity Today we as Americans are struggling with one of the most formidable challenges in our history. Are we going to open our borders and let everyone in, or are we going to seal the borders and keep to ourselves? Or, should we do as we have generally done over the past three […]

On Dogs and Dating Services

December 2, 2018

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As I was checking out a few weeks ago with my $uper duper dog food at one of the several pet supply stores in town, I thought back a bit to when I was growing up. I think all pet food was in the local grocery store and the big choice was bags or cans, […]

Things were always better back when….

December 2, 2018

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We’ve heard old timers say frequently that things were always better long ago in their youth. Music, morality, mothers and just about any category you can think about are remembered fondly and with great longing for the past. But, was it all that great? Well, some would say–definitely. Today we even have a word for […]

Lessons from the Dog Park: or, You Pick Up Your Poop and I’ll Pick Up Mine, and Maybe a Few Others

December 2, 2018

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While walking my dogs in the dog walk at Sokol Park a few days ago, I of course carried a few plastic bags to pick up my dog’s poop. Now, just stay with me on this one. This is not about dog poop, but that’s simply a crafty beginning to get you interested. Has this […]