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Talladega makes me so happy I could cry

The sight of Exit 173 on I-20, between Anniston and Birmingham, always brings a smile to my face – the kind of smile that is irrepressible ... » Read More

Men, machines and me

It's been a few years since I shared the story of Tink and the riding mower but I'll remind you what happened so ... » Read More

The old courthouse

A road trip recently swung me down the back roads of Georgia and took me through a little town called Homer. I wouldn't have ... » Read More

Aunt Ozelle and the great magnolia tree

Frequently these days, my sister and I are brought together for a funeral or funeral home visitation of yet another family member, mostly those from ... » Read More

The legend known as Red Farmer

When I stopped by to visit Talladega Superspeedway, my drive took past the wildly popular Talladega Short Track, a one-third mile, red clay oval that ... » Read More

The worst kind of gone

A friend's mother died recently so I pulled out stationery and set about writing him a note filled with words of compassionate and deep ... » Read More

Fun in the sun -- summer safety tips

Summer is quickly approaching and I want to make sure that you and your children are ready to have a safe and fun-filled summer. » Read More

The missing mandolin player

the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I ... » Read More

Cooter speaks

This is the third installment of a three-part series. » Read More

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