My youngest will listen to me read chapter after chapter from a grownup’s mystery novel (edited on the fly for content) but no longer wants to read Harry Potter. I sometimes bargain with him to let me read HP, and his interest picks up, but it’s never his go-to.
In his State of the Union address on June 29th, 2002, President George W. Bush famously called Iraq, Iran, and North Korea the “axis of evil.” Pres. Bush made this statement in order to rally the nation against countries that he thought sponsored terrorism and/or desired to make weapons of m…
Folks who live in and around Flomaton down in Escambia County along the Florida line have noticed some unusual seismic activity in the last couple of weeks. Yes, there have been earthquakes felt in southwest Alabama ... three of them since March 6th!
With so many of President Trump’s closest allies facing the possibility of prison time, presidential pardons is a topical issue right now. And the issue that towers over the others is whether the president may pardon himself.
Most of us are familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, either through reading the books or seeing the movies. The story of four little hobbits and how their story intersects and inhabits the larger story captivates us.
Auburn’s “second” football season starts Monday when spring training begins. And all eyes will be on the quarterback competition, since coach Gus Malzahn hopes to name a starter by the end of spring drills.
The older I get, the more I'm convinced that we have more than our share of good people living around us. People who are willing to share what they have with total strangers who are hurting and in need. Of course I'm referencing the tragic tornado that ripped through our part of the world on…
The Alabama Legislature convenes for its 2019 regular session next week and so far the most talked about issue probably has been a proposed gasoline tax increase, although a proposed Medicaid expansion has gotten considerable ink lately, as influential groups like the Alabama Hospital Associ…
The Russian cosmonaut, Gagarin, has the distinction of being the first person in outer space. This momentous event occurred in 1961. After returning to earth, Gagarin reportedly said, “No, I didn’t see God. I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.”
A couple of years ago, my sweet wife subscribed to Reader's Digest — for me. She said it would be worth the price just to give me some ideas for our weekly conversations. And she was right.
During the mayoral candidate forum in August 2018, I questioned the candidates about how they felt about the 75-foot height in the College Edge Overlay District in the Urban Core.
How many of us in the south use “bless” for everything? Remember how the phrase “bless his heart” really meant "you’re so stupid" …ouch! But then, we’d give a little laugh. Mainly because we realized how many times someone could say that about us.
Did you know that there is an "official sausage" of the Southeastern Conference? That's right, the Johnsonville company — "Family Owned Since 1945" is an official SEC sponsor. I had no idea we had our very own "official" sausage.
Rarely do I disagree with my friend Richard Penaskovic, but I feel a duty to express reservations on some, although not all, of the points in his recent column (published Jan. 17 in The Villager) in opposition to President Trump’s proposal to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
Imagine being an early pioneer — perhaps a Native American — traveling on your own with nothing more than word-of-mouth and celestial navigation to get you where you needed to go.
The Trump administration has been deeply divided in regard to its policy in Syria. President Trump himself keeps changing his mind about U.S. military involvement in Syria.
My wife Jean and I spent a delightful eight years living and working in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. She taught school and wrote for the Ste. Genevieve Herald, the newspaper of which I was editor and publisher.
Those who want to reform the world must first reform themselves; purify their inner worlds of hatred, rancor, and jealousy; and adorn their outer worlds with virtue.” M. Fethullah Gülen
My nightmarish yule memory dates back to a time when our American military men — there were no women trained for combat then — were treated like second-class citizens, or perhaps even less.