2:00 PM Apr 1, 2014
I decided to interview my 3 year old this week to learn more about what goes on in her head. At first glance, it might seem like children only think about popsicles and postponing bedtime, but they are much more complex than that.
9:00 PM Mar 29, 2014
Sometimes we all encounter circumstances that, no matter how hard we try, are simply beyond our control. Without question, it’s intimidating, but how one handles that out-of-control feeling matters most.
6:00 PM Mar 27, 2014
So I have discovered the last few days that no matter how much you watch college basketball, you never know what will happen during the “Big Dance.”
6:00 PM Mar 25, 2014
A common saying that newspaper publishers have said for decades and still rings true is that, “Bad news comes in our door everyday, it’s the good news that’s hard to find.” The spirit of that statement basically illustrates the fact that the cops and courts beat generates more stories each and every day, than say our health or government beats. It’s just the nature of our business.
5:00 PM Mar 25, 2014
You always hear about “the good old days” when children played outside until the street lights came on, parents didn’t have to be so paranoid about kidnappers, and being active was just part of life.
4:00 PM Mar 22, 2014
Last week while working double shifts due to a planned vacation in our newsroom, my lovely wife, Mary, sent me a text to inform me how slowly our Internet was running at our home.
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2014
Well, I sat for most of the morning Wednesday wondering what on earth to write a column about this week, and something very upsetting fell in my lap.
1:00 PM Mar 16, 2014
If you think about it, volunteering has gotten a bad rap over the years. An image of Abbot and Costello comes to mind in which Bud Abbot steps backwards leaving poor old Lou hanging out in front as the lone volunteer. However, the truth is volunteering is not only good for a specific cause; it’s also good for the volunteer.
11:00 AM Mar 16, 2014
Would you be amazed if I told you supermarkets are now experimenting with a new GPS technology that tracks your movements within a store to offer you deals as you shop for specific items?
9:00 AM Mar 15, 2014
Given the fact our oldest of three children is now 12 years old, it’s safe to say we’ve spent roughly – carry the one – $6.8 million on toys during that time. Of course, that is an estimate.
6:00 PM Mar 13, 2014
We are rapidly approaching move No. 2 this weekend. After selling our house last month, we packed up everything and moved to my grandparents house while we waited to close on our new home.
6:00 PM Mar 12, 2014
As I was going through the normal motions last week and taking in my nightly programming I noticed something—two things—that were in our area.
6:45 PM Mar 11, 2014
Last Thursday, I walked a red carpet just like at the Academy Awards.
9:00 AM Mar 11, 2014
We’ve all been sympathetic at one time or another for children who were born and raised in what we’d consider less than fortunate conditions. Remember those commercials asking for donations for starving and malnourished babies born in far off places? Those TV bites would literally tear at our heartstrings. It was understood that the pain and anguish these infants were going through were by no fault of their own. Rationale told us that it was simply a result of the conditions they were born in. And despite how sad those images were – they were occurring in a distant land. Those messages were targeted to us because we would never allow something so awful happen to our children and as a result we were willing to help.
7:00 PM Mar 10, 2014
It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.