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The end to a great character

One of my favorite characters ever and one that readers have unfailingly enjoyed is my friend, Poet, the scion of a cotton family who speaks ...

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The power of silence

Many people are uncomfortable with stretches of silence in a conversation.

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Of boys and men

"Mama, can I?..."

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Uncle Oscar and Aunt Fairy

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy. I ...

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The joy of a good mudhole

It's hard to find a good mudhole these days. Have you noticed that? Too much concrete and asphalt.

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Right makes happy

It started with a conversation about "Die Hard."

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Mr. Ben

A while back, the chief tax assessors from counties throughout Georgia asked me to speak to their gathering at Jekyll Island. We frequent the Golden ...

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What doesn't kill you

When Cole woke up feeling a bit puny, I begged him not to tell Mama.

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Tink and the Garanimals

It is a sure bet, I am certain, that I am not the only wife with a husband who cares little about clothes. Like many ...

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In memoriam of the stores of my youth

A part of my childhood died recently.

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The unnecessary obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...

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The end of the fried chickatarian era

Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.

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Surviving the Snowpocalypse of 2017

I started dreading it last Monday.

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Good-bye to Grant Tinker

There is an old Chinese proverb that says "When an old man dies, a library burns down." With no man was this truer than it ...

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Good-bye to Grant Tinker

Mama used to say, every time she was sick, "I've never been so sick in all of my life." EVERY time.

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A canine resolution

"What's your New Year's resolutions gonna be?" Mama asked on the eve of 2017.

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Losing Loved Ones and Gaining New Ones

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while ...

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My big New Year's plans

There are two types of people.

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