Sheriffs face challenges during austere times.
If the government grants a pardon to a special group of people for political reasons, you can call it Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if you want to, but chances are it is amnesty.
Many people out there have good things to say about cornbread and buttermilk.
London has done well with Olympics 2012, which brings back memories of the Atlanta Games.
I've collected a few remarks others have found amusing and maybe even helpful in daily living.
Pick up your morning newspaper. Tune in to your favorite television news station. Chances are that among major stories about the economy, jobs, and the Presidential campaign will be information about tornadoes, forest fires, floods and drought.
When I began this horrible chore, I found things in my closets I had forgotten I had.
If you own a phone or a computer, and most of us do, you can expect someone to try to swindle you.
Aimee Copeland is one brave lady.
Back during the Great Depression, times were tough. We couldn't afford new clothes, let alone a fancy pet.
For all of us veterans and families who gathered at the American Legion, Memorial Day was a day for prayer, salutes to the flag and speeches about honoring our fellow soldiers who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.
The antibiotics we depend upon are reportedly losing their effectiveness and we may share the blame.
Warfare evolves with time, and with changes in technique and weapons.
Which presidential candidate has the magic touch?
Country music is a far cry from what it once was.
My shattered knee gets a workout on a stationary bike, a treadmill, weight machines, steps, lifts, as well as stretches and bends.
Obama seems more interested in social welfare than national security.
Win or lose, playing the lottery is our choice.
Despite the high pollen counts, we carry on.
Unusual events that happen in life occasionally trigger new unexpected responses.
The world's eyes are on developments in Iran.
Stay active in your own way and you will be happy you did.
Thanks to all the well-wishers and visitors who aided in my recovery.
It looks like Madison will be home for a while until I've recovered from my knee surgery. I believe I am in good hands and those hands will help me eventually return to my daily routine.
If you are a senior citizen, you probably miss those old western movies we used to go see on Saturday afternoons.
No matter how careful you are, the bug can still get you.
Often we think of Mr. Gray and we miss his visits in spite of the fact that he was wild and stand-offish and not the least affectionate.
The old timers have a ravine with a stream in their back yard. A place like this attracts critters of all kinds, including birds, squirrels, raccoons and deer. So the animals come for cover, food and water and the couple has taken to adding to the food supply with apples and corn.
Better watch out. Better not shout. I’m telling you why. You just might find yourself in trouble just like the 80-year-old couple in Elyria, Ohio. They are being sued by the city and it isn’t for not paying taxes. No, it is (are you ready for this?) for feeding wildlife in their backyard. Now how about that? Christian charity.
Take the appropriate steps to prevent home burglaries.
The months of November and December are well known for important holidays. They are also known as big months for home burglaries. Thieves like to kick in your door and steal your merry Christmas.
Is the GOP's slate of candidates strong enough?
J. Edgar Hoover's private life should not be the subject of rumor and gossip.
The new J. Edgar Hoover movie has renewed speculation about the director being gay and abusive of power. For years his enemies have continued to downgrade his contributions to law enforcement. Since he isn’t here to defend himself, it has become easier to besmirch his reputation and vilify him. This helps sell books, newspapers and movies.
Those who prey on others will eventually get their day of reckoning.
The battle is on to keep stink bugs at bay.
Janet Ruth, for a moment I thought they were here. Those pesky stink bugs you told me had infested your northern Virginia home last fall. I did see six or eight of them and felt they were advance scouts crawling on the south side of my house seeking entry.
It was not by choice that I recently became a member of an exclusive club. Yes, Im now in the 80 percent of Americans suffering with back pain.
I'm now among the 80 percent of Americans with an aching back.
Recently there have been what are called Occupy movements across the country. As they are publicized in the media, they seem to have become more popular. Some feel these protests are a way to empower minorities.
The 'occupy' movement has generated discussion of our problems.
Coffee or tea? The debate continues.....
No doubt about it. Country boys take hunting seriously.
Cursive handwriting is becoming a lost art.
The retiring Andy Rooney will be missed by those who enjoyed his wit and wisdom.
Job-seekers with pants on the ground need not apply.
Post 9-11 we are finding new ways to meet our challenges.
A fellow came home from work the other day to find the front of his property covered with litter. Among the cigarette butts, bottles, plastic containers and discarded fast-food bags was a dead dog wrapped in black plastic.
When speaking of Hurricane Irene, they say the worst is over. Yes, but the pain lingers on.
So, after 30 years as owners of a swimming pool, we found its maintenance overwhelming and decided to close it for once and all. Too much aggravation and too costly.