FEATURES COLUMN: Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket has adapted to change
Life on this cozy island, which was once the whaling capital of the world, is like a sumptuous smorgasbord that leaves you flummoxed over the choices you have.
HISTORY : The Robin Williams that made so many people laugh
Upon the death of Robin Williams, his wife asked that the beloved comedian be remembered for the joy he brought to audiences everywhere. That is just what this column will do.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Don't stress the small stuff
We’re all familiar with creating a to-do list to get things done. Another list which can be even more important is the not to-do list.
FEATURES COLUMN: The institution of marriage has been an interesting ride through the centuries
Kissing at the end of a marriage ceremony wasn’t inspired by romance, but by Roman contract law.
FAITH: Could value be found in creating a Religious Intensity Poll?
Such a poll would cover certain months of each church year, say from the First Sunday in Advent to Pentecost Sunday, roughly a seven-month season (December–June). Churches could be placed in various “leagues” according to congregation size so that smaller churches would not compete against mega-churches.
FEATURES COLUMN: There is reason for optimism with the younger generation
It is best to bend an elbow with the younger generation who remind us that the world is not yet going to hell in a hand basket.
THE DIXIE DIVA: When you are gone, folks remember what you did, not what is written about you
Will I be remembered dramatically different by people than the good things heralded in my “good-bye world” death notice?
HEALTH & FITNESS: Setting goals helps keep bodies and minds healthy
As a result of the multiple moves I’ve experienced over the past 30 years, I’ve gone to school with, worked with, and become friends with many individuals from all walks of life.
FEATURES COLUMN: That a wrap on that package
A care package to college includes boxed sets of footwear essentials.
THE OLD ROCKER: Retired federal employee generates site with more than 3,500 songs
Christmas came five months early this year for the Old Rocker, thanks to an email from Don Picciotto, of Lee County, a lunch-buddy who forwarded absolutely the best site for music that I have ever used.
From the jail to city government to schools, all the news could be found in the Daily Herald.
The condition of the jail was of great interest to anyone unfortunate enough to visit the place.
FAITH: Decisions that seem foolhardy to outsiders are the stuff of Christian witness
Christians are not the only courageous people, but my faith background leads me to recognize two examples of people who have risked themselves for others.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Filing away recipes cut from publications can take a while
There’s a fine line between saving something and hoarding.
FEATURES COLUMN: Here we are at the start of her senior year, and I am sad
When your daughter reaches her senior year of high school, you don’t want to miss one minute of it.
MOVIE REVIEW: Film jumps between significant incidents in James Brown's life
Dan Aykroyd gave a strong performance portraying Brown’s manager/adviser Ben Bart. Aykroyd and the real-life Brown appeared in two films together.