My Hispanic Friend and the Holy Spirit

August 17, 2019

0

While in jail a few weeks ago I ran into a couple of friends, one new and one old. Let me hasten to add that I was in jail to teach the Bible with a group of Christian men and women who go into the Tuscaloosa County Jail every Tuesday night. So, I go into […]

What Do You Do? Part One

August 17, 2019

0

Years ago —in 1979 or 1980—I went to a black-tie banquet at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan—where a Cabinet-level Secretary of Something or Another spoke. The table where I sat was sponsored by W. R. Grace & Co., then with headquarters in New York City. I happened to be one of the invited guests, a […]

Birds Away!

August 17, 2019

0

A few weeks ago, we had a happy morning for those of us in the Clayton household. Fred and Henry, our baby Robins, left their nest and took flight! I felt like a new father. And I witnessed it all just as dawn was breaking through the trees and backyard to the east, which is, […]

The Good Southerner

August 17, 2019

0

William Alsup, the man who wrote Won Over, Reflections of a Federal Judge on His Journey from Jim Crow Mississippi, grew up in Mississippi and embraced not racism and “the Mississippi way of life” but instead was led by his sense of decency and justice through the most turbulent times in the history of the […]

Tagged:
Posted in: History

The Art of Work

May 26, 2019

0

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.” […]

Tagged:

G.I. Joe and Other Josephs

May 26, 2019

0

G.I. Joe and Other Josephs G.I. Joe was the nickname of soldiers in World War II. It came from “government issue” associated with all the uniforms and stuff issued to guys in service. And “Joe” of course is short for Joseph, one of the most popular names in American life. I’m sorry girls, but while […]

Tagged: ,

Announcing My Candidacy for President

May 26, 2019

0

Announcing My Candidacy for President Never one for letting the trends get too far ahead of me and realizing that at my age I’m just hitting my stride, I am announcing my candidacy for president in the 2020 election. I will run on an old party name from the nineteenth century, the Know Nothing Party. […]

Tagged:
Posted in: Humor