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September 13, 2007 Famous country singer “Gentleman Jim” Reeves died in an airplane crash near Nashville, Tenn., on July 31, 1964 after looking at and perhaps agreeing to a deal to buy some property near Bat

Nature vs. nurture

September 11, 2007 I’ve been reading a book by Kristin Hannah, called “Magic Hour.” I found it in a flea market in Jonesboro for a couple bucks, and it seemed fairly interesting even though I haven&rsq

Eating little ‘rats’

September 10, 2007 I’m sure everyone out there has heard Ray Stevens’ song “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” all about a nutty rodent that wreaks havoc in a small Southern church one Sunday morning.

Flying underwater

September 6, 2007 One of the few birds I am aware of that fly underwater and walks on the bottoms of streams as well is the water ouzel, also known in the Americas as the American Dipper.

A matter of perspective

September 4, 2007 People ask: Whatever happened to romance? The answer is: Nothing. It’s still around. Those who feel they don’t have it just need a new perspective.

Busy time ahead

September 4, 2007 Hunting season has definitely arrived. Saturday morning, I awoke to the sound of pow, pow, pow, powpowpow, coming from somewhere to the east of my bedroom window.

Mess up, fess up

September 3, 2007 Last week I had more on my plate than I could eat.

Algebra to blame

September 3, 2007 Am I the only parent out there who feels like a complete idiot when it comes to helping kids with homework?

‘P o 8′ robbed stages

August 30, 2007 Black Bart the stagecoach robber from the 1800s would have had no problem with newfangled text messaging shorthand — after all, he signed the poems he left at two robberies, “Black Bart, T

The People’s Princess

August 28, 2007 I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Princess Diana’s death.