A September Breeze

There it was.  A slight September breeze with a whiff of freshly-mowed grass.  And as so often happens at this age, you are suddenly jerked back decades.  This time it was to the fall of 1960 when you were 17 and playing your last football season for the Theodore...

Notorious RBG

Like most, I knew Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.  But I had no clue of who she really was or what she did in a remarkable lifetime until her death.  But I have certainly learned a lot about her in the last few days and now realize why she...

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Editor's note:  In these very, very weird times, stories such as the one below from The Washington Post are worth their weight in gold: "Johara Benrahou grabbed a red-white-and-blue blanket, a mask with dinosaur designs and three books as she ran outside the front...

What Happened To Civility?

The circumstances that lead to the phone call are incidental.  Suffice it to say that the female on the other end of the line lives in Montgomery, is in her 70's and like me, is Caucasian We were doing the usual "who's your mama and 'em" when she wanted to know if I...

I Do Not Do Weddings, But….

There are exceptions to every rule. Before Sept. 12, the last wedding I recall attending was my son's in the fall of 2006.  But on Sept. 12, 2020 I came out of "retirement" to be there when Lauren Donaldson of Opp married Bill Paulk of Lowndes County.  I wouldn't have...

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