The dread of death, I have come to know, is as fierce and unrelenting as a tornado in full destruction mode.
Ava my German shepherd is quite verbal.
"Gentlemen, start your engines" is a very familiar phrase and one that creates a thunderous, heart-thumping beginning to a thrilling event.
One of nature's greatest spectacles is the array of colors presented during autumn in the mountains.
Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad.
"Worrying is just praying for what you don't want to happen," is an often used quote about worrying.
When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.
My history-loving child has a new fascination - old TV shows.
One insect that is universally loathed is the cockroach.
Sitting in for Ronda this week is her husband, John Tinker... "Tink."
I am deeply envious of those who get a full night's sleep.
Fall is a busy time in the forests and woodlands of North Georgia. Many visitors from metro Atlanta and surrounding areas come to enjoy the annual leaf color displays.
It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing that he would do.
"Mama, what was your toughest job?" Cole asked one day.
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As the road twisted and turned while rising up through the elevation of the tree-smothered mountain, I slowed the car and looked at the place ...
"You need to clean your room."
Maxine, whom I've known and admired for many years, is my kind of Southern woman. She's exceedingly feminine, gracious, charming and tough as ...
In my early travels outside of the South, I was astounded to discover that people had never heard of kudzu. After all, Southerners have been ...
Somewhere tucked in the confines of my office are some old family photo albums.
Technology can be great.
I am going to admit something not too pretty here: I have a hard time with forgiveness.
The wildlife here ranges from sketchy looking squirrels, to bears to deer that are almost as domesticated as dogs.
We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.
"He's a little boy," is the logic my husband gives me for just about everything our child does.
As best I can recall - and I've been thinking hard about this - I have only written one fan letter in my life.
The other day an email arrived from a Korean War veteran who started off by saying, "I suppose someone else will get this, add me ...
My favorite season is fall. In fact, I wish it could be fall all year.
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