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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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Home for Christmas

As a child growing up, Christmas was pure joy and delight.

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An old-fashioned Christmas

Granny never asked for much for Christmas.

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Rodney teaches

After Sunday dinner, while the others cleaned, talked or dealt with children, I sat down in a recliner matching the one that Rodney was in.

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Granny's secret ingredient

 

"Is your Granny making her fruitcake this year?" was a question that began in mid-October.

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From a television star to a preacher

Mama was always proud for people who were able to pull themselves up and do well in life. She rooted for them, bragged on them ...

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Ghosts of Christmases Past

Gift bags have been one of the best inventions since sliced bread. Maybe even better than bread, which I don't eat.

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Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer.

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Any given Sunday and other random days

"I am not a big sports guy."

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Thanksgiving, 2016

It is a solid friendship of two like-minded Southerners that started in, of all places, a high-end restaurant in Beverly Hills. This was several years ...

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The pursuit of gratitude

This, for many reasons, has been a challenging year.

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