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Possumhaw: A hard truth

Posted 6/20/2016 in Local Columns

Early in the morning I sat at the window watching the two surviving ducks forage at the lake's edge.

 

Possumhaw: Perfectly imperfect

Posted 6/13/2016 in Local Columns

I've discovered that in certain situations I have a tendency to hedge on the truth, and I hate that. I signed up for the Lifeline medical testing held at the Presbyterian church on Bluecutt Road in Columbus.

 

Bardwell: Just a numbers game

Posted 6/4/2016 in Local Columns

The green heron stood on the dock with its two short twig-like yellow legs. Usually the screen door opens and he takes flight immediately.

 

Possumhaw: Superman has left the building

Posted 5/31/2016 in Local Columns

Sam and I went to see Prairie neighbors Nick and Eleanor Hairston's granddaughter Reed's school musical where she belted out the "Hero" song. I've been thinking about that song ever since.

 

Possumhaw: You could be sugar-addicted if ...

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

The doctor warned our cholesterol levels were rising, not dangerously so, but rising. No medicines were required, but paying closer attention to our eating habits was advised.

 

Possumhaw: Toxins of spring, prepare and beware

Posted 5/16/2016 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for creeping vines waiting to bring forth untold misery to the gentle gardener.

 

Possumhaw: Why are you so happy?

Posted 5/9/2016 in Local Columns

Robin handed me the book "The Happiness Project," and like a moth to a flame I was drawn to the subtitle, "Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun." The book is by Gretchen Rubin.

 

Possumhaw: Joy of the roadsides

Posted 5/2/2016 in Local Columns

Driving west over the Tombigbee Bridge and exiting north onto Plymouth Access Road leads to a trail of wildflowers not to be believed.

 

Possumhaw: She looked back

Posted 4/25/2016 in Local Columns

Sam power-washed the back porch along with the Adirondack chairs. I beat the rugs and fluffed the cushions.

 

Possumhaw: Computer woes

Posted 4/18/2016 in Local Columns

The email was sent. It read, "I'm upgrading my computer to Windows 10. If you don't hear from me, you'll know I was unsuccessful."

 

Possumhaw: Bioluminescence

Posted 4/11/2016 in Local Columns

Our prairie grass grew tall, until Sam retrieved his 1994 Dixon lawnmower from the shed. All across the Prairie lawnmowers and tractors with bush hogs came to life.

 

Possumhaw: Sunday afternoon at the spillway

Posted 4/4/2016 in Local Columns

Looking across the Tenn-Tom Waterway from the West Bank, we saw young men playing basketball. Farther down a small boy twirled a smaller girl on a swing. Sam and I reminisced about when we'd twirl ourselves dizzy and tumble to the ground while everyone fell out laughing.

 

Possumhaw: When less is more

Posted 3/28/2016 in Local Columns

Possumhaw: Sure signs of spring

Posted 3/21/2016 in Local Columns

The carpenter bees are out, as are the bee traps. Already we've captured a half-a-dozen or so bees. The kittens are mesmerized, watching bees buzz around, tumbling on top of each other.

 

Possumhaw: The art of spring cleaning

Posted 3/14/2016 in Local Columns

I'm still taken with the Tiny House concept and author Dee Williams who listed all her personal belongings on one yellow legal-size sheet of paper.

 

Possumhaw: From one birder to another

Posted 3/5/2016 in Local Columns

"Migratory birds will start coming this month," he said. "Last year I fed four pairs of rose-breasted grosbeaks."

 

Possumhaw: Party on the porch

Posted 2/29/2016 in Local Columns

Hungry birds are always welcome.

 

Possumhaw: I may be dying

Posted 2/22/2016 in Local Columns

To be honest, I'm not liking this New Year's Resolution very much at all. It's been 66 days now since I resolved not to buy any apparel, shoes or jewelry, nothing to decorate myself up with for a whole year.

 

Possumhaw: Bomb threat hoaxers

Posted 2/15/2016 in Local Columns

I slipped down the back way to Lincoln Road, which runs between Walmart and the shopping center, for my massage appointment.

 

Possumhaw: Consume chocolate while you may

Posted 2/8/2016 in Local Columns

Wednesday is "Ash Wednesday." It's the beginning of the Lenten season where traditionally Christians give up something like smoking, drinking coffee or maybe cussing.

 

 

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