In recent years Fred Rogers, everyone’s favorite “neighbor,” has made quite a comeback.
Most well-known singers discovered early in their careers that you need to record several Christmas albums (or singles). That's because your songs are guaranteed to be played regularly during the holidays — no questions asked.
A few decades ago in the early 1980s, a majority of retirement plans — about 60 percent, according to CNN Money — were so-called “defined benefit” programs. Today, the figure is around 4 percent.
For the last 85 years, we've been singing along to "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." And almost as long, parents have used this song to try to get their children to behave.
It seems like I’ve heard a thousand “holiday” messages about the importance of gratitude, family, and tradition. As a pastor, it’s difficult to say something new and fresh year after year since gratitude, family and tradition really are important pillars of our faith and community.
This time of year, we try to count our blessings. Of course, faith, family and friends come first. No different this year, but I think I will add my home state of Alabama near the top of the list. After all the subject is topical, because Dec. 4 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for t…
You may have noticed from The Villager’s front page today that my wife, Nikki, and I have bought out our partners, Charles and Ernest Whatley, and are now 100 percent owners of The Auburn Villager newspaper and website, auburnvillager.com.
Months before the March primaries, Alabama’s U.S. Senate race just keeps getting more interesting. In fact, many political observers feel that it could be one of the most hotly contested races in the nation.
“In a higher world it may be otherwise, but, here below, to live is to change and to be perfect, is to have changed often.” St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
These days, I have noticed an increase in the number of people who have tattoos. When I was a kid, tattoos were synonymous with sailors and other men who made their living working on ships that sailed the seven seas or who were carnies traveling with circuses and county fairs.
Imagine living in a place where a dangerous criminal is captured by authorities, and then the criminal’s colleagues overrun the city with high-powered rifles and machine guns mounted on vehicles.
I got my marching orders from my wife the other day — clean out your record closet! I could see that stern look on her face and hear the "no nonsense" tone in her voice.
While perusing some of the articles dealing with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the state of Alabama, I came across some information about some rather remarkable native Alabamians.
During several previous conversations we have talked about the early days of early A.M. radio, specifically the small town radio station where I worked starting back in the mid-1960s.
This is not a sports column, although that is what it seems like sometimes during football season. Actually, I try to write about what people are talking about, and right now, that is Auburn football.
Members of the Alabama Legislature and Gov. Kay Ivey had no way of knowing when they approved a gas tax this spring that petroleum facilities in Saudi Arabia would be bombed about the time the bulk of the tax kicked in.
By nature, I’m an optimist, but lately I worry that my beloved country is on a downward spiral for three reasons: (1) our national debt is off the charts, (2) the U.S. and Russia have decided to scrap the Intermediate range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)they signed in 1987, thus bringing about …