FAITH: The older I get, the longer the list of what I am thankful for
Social scientists have devised various experiments to prove that giving thanks and counting blessings is good for the body and soul.
FAITH: We stand together in sharing pain
There comes a time in life when the thing we do and the word we speak matters little, but the place we stand matters much. Relating to the recent Grand Jury decision and the people’s response in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the nation, I write this article concerning the place we stand in a tragedy.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Great traditions are not planned, they are born
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
HISTORY: Holiday shopping in 1942
Regardless of the depths of one’s pockets, the rationing of items made for a different holiday shopping experience in 1942.
THE OLD ROCKER: Going back to those days of yore when cowboys ruled the airwaves
Hopealong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger were pioneers for Westerns that dominated America’s airwaves in the late 1950s and into the ’60s.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Nothing moves as fast as a rumor
A planned memorial service for a guy gets plenty memorable.
HEALTH & FITNESS: An active life can reduce chances of some chronic health problems
One of the best prescriptions for avoiding chronic diseases as an active, fit lifestyle.
HISTORY: See what was happening in and around Albany in Novembers past.
Voters overwhelmingly supported a bond issue that allowed for the building of Albany Junior College.
THE OLD ROCKER: Bird names plentiful in music history
The most successful of the bird groups was the Eagles, who formed in 1971 in Los Angeles.
FEATURES COLUMN: There's no such thing as a box of dressing
Just the other day, I wondered if the young girl (who asked how many boxes of dressing she needed) had ever tasted real dressing, and I actually felt sorry for those who have never had the pleasure.
FAITH: What might Sabbath observance look like in your life?
I have discovered in my older age and in my retirement that for the first time in my adult life all days are potentially just about the same, which makes it even more imperative that I become intentional in observing the Sabbath, a practice I find deeply satisfying even in my imperfect practice of it.
GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Mulch gives landscapes curb appeal and unique character
Organic mulches are effective, but mineral and synthetic (inorganic) mulches can also make good mulching choices.
THE DIXIE DIVA: Volunteering for VBS can be a learning experience
In the kitchen and dining room, we saw women who unselfishly put aside their own work and prepared food all day for 200 children.
FEATURES COLUMN: There is nothing like hunting pheasant in South Dakota
For years, I have been hunting pheasant with a friend, Homer Harding, who is as hearty as the pheasant. He is still hunting at age 89.
FEATURES COLUMN: Photograph puts things into perspective
I still remember how those five words made me feel that day, sitting in that den on that brown sofa holding that photo in my hands. Sad.