Several days ago, Karen Johnwick stepped into the dingy, cramped and cracked building that only a few weeks ago was home to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. "When I walked in I wondered again -- how did we work here so long?" the shelter's executive director said.
What's not to love about autumn? Lap blankets on game day, hayrides, pumpkins on the porch -- and chili. Hot, mild, beef, chicken, sausage, beans, bean-less, vegetarian. However you prefer yours, it's about time to stock up on ingredients and pull out that big pot.
A troop of zany aliens is headed to Earth, but not to take over the planet, oh no. They're just out to steal underwear -- from woolly long johns to pink frillies. And what do you call a grandpa who drags his grandson to a monster truck show in the middle of a tornado? Awesome, that's what.
Our grandmothers gave us sage advice on most everything under the sun, but perhaps we should have listened more intently when they were passing out beauty tips. Mayonnaise, milk, beer ... well, I declare.
My children put me on Facebook, but I have not figured out how to work it yet. I fear there may be people out there who befriended me who might think ill of me because I have not answered.
The Hazard Lecture Series presented annually in Columbus usually consists of two stimulating programs, but this fall three presentations will explore the War Between the States in a series themed "The Voyage from the Past: The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War."