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Do high school sports play a significant role in unifying communities?
FISHTRAP HOLLOW I rarely watch those “news” videos the Internet pushes, the ones where you are force-fed a couple of advertisements before you reach the meat. This one, however, said, “Nick Saban Goes Off on Reporter,” and so I had to see. The week before Auburn plays Alabama, I like to work myself into a […]
Today’s post-Thanksgiving offering is toilet humor, though I can’t guarantee the humor. I’m a man of few skills. I can juggle in such a way as to entertain people under the age of 8, and I make the fluffiest scrambled eggs on the planet. Under the right conditions, I can perform aerial ballet with a […]
Americans are a generous people. During the holiday season, we are busy buying gifts and donating to the needy, and are quick to pull out the checkbook or text funds when a typhoon strikes the Philippines. But this Thanksgiving, I can’t help wondering why the biggest humanitarian crisis in a decade is getting so little […]
Will you shop at locally owned independent stores for at least part of your Christmas gift lists?
Today’s a benchmark day in retail sales across the United States, the traditional start of the Christmas gift shopping season. A lot of the attention will be focused on what happens in the big national chain stores because their sales are used to measure how the shopping season will trend. However, another segment of the […]
In the Book of Judges, the Ephraimites had offended the Gileadites. For one thing, they had no use for the Gileadites’ leader, Jephthah, because he was an illegitimate son. (The irony of a “respectable” father and a prostitute mother was apparently lost on the Ephraimites.) For another, the Ephraimites had failed to help the Gileadites […]
For some, Thanksgiving is difficult enough with abrasive relatives gobbling up your food without a scintilla of gratitude. Now President Obama comes along with a proposal that could cause turmoil in even the happiest of homes. The president wants us to discuss politics, immigration reform and Obamacare at our holiday tables. Imagine the scene. One […]
Did your family and/or friends observe Thanksgiving?
(Excerpted from President John F. Kennedy’s Thanksgiving proclamation, on Oct. 27, 1961) By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation – “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a […]