I remember a time as a kid when my two brothers and I attempted to build a wall in our backyard from old cement blocks stored on our property.
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.
After shopping too much over the Internet this year, I was just thinking about where all this technology is going. And, if the further it goes, the more it is like times past?
In this era of big-business football, the role of starting quarterback is a most coveted one. Being named to run the offense of a major college team is, indeed, a heady position. The quarterback is usually the face of the team and the one who gets the most praise or blame, depending on whet…
How does a world become so torn by hate? And blind hate at that — hate fueled by online forums, conspiracy theories, bully pulpits (in the truest sense of bully) across the country, and such?
The minute I heard that Jeff Sessions was finally out as U.S. attorney general, I thought, well now we know who will be elected U.S. senator from Alabama in 2020.
Back in November of 1979, my wife Paula was working with the Alabama Film Commission on a movie that was being shot in Montgomery and some location shots in the Auburn-Opelika area. It was titled "Sister, Sister" — Maya Angelou's story of the three Lovejoy sisters whose family was in turmoil…
When you get to be as old as I am, you start to read the obituaries very closely. I start to compare myself to those who were younger than I am when they made "the transition."
I was involved in a bad automobile accident a few weeks ago, and I am slowly, slowly returning to normal. I hope. But the soreness and fatigue continue, along with a fuzzy, other-worldly mind.
Editor's note: The following was presented during a memorial service last Saturday at Beth Shalom Synagogue to remember victims of the recent shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
Alabama's Constitution of 1901 often is criticized for apparently being the longest in the nation with almost 900 amendments and reportedly 170,000 words. The U.S. Constitution, by contrast, has fewer than 5,000 words and 27 adopted amendments.
After reading David Housel's column in the Sept. 13 issue of The Villager, I couldn't help but reflect on my own Auburn football memories. And as David said, "Memories. Oh, those memories!"
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 does several important things for my family. Most importantly, it requires that insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions without charging so much for that coverage that no one can pay for it. This means that my grandchild, niece and nephews who have l…
1975 was a great year for music with hits, like "Love Will Keep Us Together" by the Captain and Tennille. Montgomery native Toni Tennille was the singer, and her husband, "Captain" Daryl Dragon was on keyboard. It was the bestselling single of the year, staying at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine…