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Back in the old days, America’s favorite pastime was the great game of baseball. Sunny afternoons at a crowded ballpark, cheering on your favorite team, yelling at umpires questioning their … more
What is it about little boys and baths?Seems when it comes to washing behind the ears they immediately become afraid of water. But, announce we’re going swimming and suddenly water is their … more
What is it about those three little words — "Are you chicken?" — that makes us defy everything to prove our worth?Our personality changes, our face turns red, our brain tells us — “I’ll … more
Gary Matheny reflecting on the days of little boys, Saturday night baths and washing your feet ... Maxine Gertner making some special introductions among new friends. more
Ah yes, the apple ... that deliciously sweet, red delight that hangs from the tree.The forbidden fruit some might say — and they could possibly be correct — as we think of the origin and the … more
Florence, Ala., was where my parents were from and in the late 1950s it was a hard eight- to nine-hour drive from Macon, Ga.In Alabama jobs were not a commodity, so my parents — leaving the … more
Years ago I graduated from early-morning and evening-news programs, cable talk shows and anything that would begin my day and end my night with negativity.My routine was to arise from my cozy bed, … more
Steve Martin has always been a comedian I thought was really funny. After all, he was a “wild and crazy guy.”A favorite saying of mine is, "Life is too short to be serious all the time.”I have … more
Funerals aren’t fun and they are an event we really try to avoid, but the older I get it seems the more of them I attend.We attend them as spectators now. But, one day we will attend them as the … more
Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about food.Food ... food is what people and animals eat to live, a definition I found that has come to be the focal point of our lives, but that’s … more
Life’s pleasures ... there are many. Some are more enjoyable than others as I recently shared about a good cigar.I must admit a good meal or tasty snack during a good movie is a great way to … more
JC Bowman making a major pitch for being "No. 1" in public education ... Gary Matheny checking up on a friend and wishing him best in his future endeavors. more
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It seems people have changed, but mostly our beliefs.Growing up, Christmas was always special and continues to be to this day. Actually, it's my favorite time of the year.We attended Sunday School … more
Life has many pleasures. What pleases one doesn’t always please another, making for an interesting world.We hunt, fish, golf, take long drives through the countryside and some even find pleasure in … more
One thing I truly hate is a mouse, rat or any varmint that resembles that disgusting animal.They are dirty, conniving, devious and fast.Call me a scaredy-cat, sissy or whatever you will, I don’t … more
As a youngster growing up in the mid-1950s and '60s, playing outside was our pastime.The cue to come home was dark or when the street lights came on — if you were fortunate enough to live in an … more
In my opinion the best TV channel to watch is MeTV.I can hear the sighs as people realize that MeTV runs old shows from days gone by ... long gone by.Call me old-fashioned, out of touch or just plain … more
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