Folks are always offering up suggestions on what to write about - some really good and some that would get me in trouble, politics mostly. For those, I direct them to our Letters to the Editor section that's open to one and all.
Every word I ever said to my momma, I've had to eat. Even though she is no longer here, she whispers, "I told you so."
The death of Hozzie Hawthorne last week was painful to so many in our area. There is something surreal about the knowledge that an old man could freeze to death in this place known as "The South."
It has been about 20 years, I am ashamed to admit, since I have attended a production at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in nearby Montgomery. It had been something we had enjoyed even before it was moved to its beautiful location just a pleasant three hours' drive east of here.
All hair conditioners are not created equally. Often we refer to them as "conditioners," but when we dive deeper into the bottle of creamy concoctions, we find out what they really are.
Over the last several years there has been much industrial development both built and planned around the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. However, people do not realize the long and fascinating history of that land.A
While Space Shuttle flights have become so commonplace we haven't paid much attention to them in a while, and few people keep track of the doings of the International Space Station, when a robot has gotten to Mars and has started sending back signals, millions of people around the world wanted to watch the robot and see what it was finding.
You think the Christmas holidays can cause stress -- try having the first grandchild on both sides. I was reminded of this back before Christmas in conversation with a proud father who, like me, had fathered the crown prince ... royalty if there ever was such a thing.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Well, not really. But, when the heavens seem unable to hold birds, and the lakes and oceans cannot support sea life, it is not difficult to make the leap to doomsday.
Blow-drying your hair might not seem like that big of a deal to some of you. To others, it's like climbing a mountain. So, if you have mastered the art of getting from freshly-shampooed to perfectly-polished with ease, this message is not for you. Clip it out and share it with a friend.
A cartoon in our paper showed an addled scientist in a wizard's hat proclaiming, in our spate of winter weather, that global warming was the new global cooling. People have had a good deal of misunderstanding about global warming, and mocking egghead scientists might be satisfactory to those who want to say that there is no climate problem.
This is the time of year when the trivial seems extraordinary. Dates on the calendar have intense significance. Friday night's midnight deemed more momentous than every other midnight of the year. Bowl games and playoffs are anointed with profound importance. Rah! -- for the colleges. Rah! Rah! -- for the Super Bowl.
I am intrigued by the expression, "Happy New Year." While putting away the last of our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer collection, my best friend from childhood phoned to wish me "Happy New Year."
I spent the greater part of last weekend watching re-runs of the entire season of "Sister Wives." You are probably thinking, "Well, why didn't you watch when the show first aired?" For some reason my DVR did not record it.
My mama did it. Her mama did it. Home hair color is not a new concept, just newly improved. Believe me when I say that it's not always "nice and easy" just because the brand says so! Here are some helpful tips.
During the recent holiday season something really grabbed my attention. We have now become a nation of numbers. That is not a particularly comfortable feeling for people like me, people who started their formal education in various schoolrooms throughout the country with an oppressive dread of being sent to the blackboard to work arithmetic problems.
We all know about Andrew Jackson's historic victory over the English at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815. From television and movies we have learned that Jackson's army was composed not only of U.S. regular Army regiments but also backwoods militia and Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates. Actually, Jackson's army was even more diverse and represented a true cross section of the American South.
Everyone knows about the current Tea Party and its influence on our politics. Whether it will still be in play 20 years from now will have to be seen, but far more certain is that the original Boston Tea Party of 1773 will continue to be influential.
It is hard not to pay attention to optical illusions, and wonder how can it be that one line is not really longer than the other or one circle is not really darker than the other or all the other varieties that tell us our eyes lie to us.
You pick up a rock and it's just a rock. Jan Zalasiewicz picks up a rock and sees a history of the whole Earth. That's because Zalasiewicz is a geologist, so rocks have more meaning to him than they do to most of us.