There it hung, solemnly, in all its glory on my grandmother’s kitchen wall. It was something to be proud of, and each month that she paid a few dollars to the Standard Phone Company, she was, indeed, proud.
Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez described his youthful home as, “Where we unpacked our luggage.” An admitted military brat, Rodriguez was born in El Paso, Texas, at Ft. Bliss, the son of a career Army soldier. He recalled, “My father was Puerto Rican and my mother was Cuban. We spent a lot of time in…
Back in the day when "Saturday Night Live" was funny, Chevy Chase would open the "Weekend Update" segment by saying, "I'm Chevy Chase ... and you're not."
A man suffered a shattering experience in which all of his world seemed to collapse. However, he didn’t give up the struggle and finally came out on top. Someone asked him how he had managed to make it through and he answered simply, “I had a friend.”
Our friendship goes back to high school. We were roommates, straight out of college. We were bridesmaids in each other’s wedding. She knows the worst of me and, usually, finds it funny rather than off-putting.
When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV.
Whenever a Southern woman is feeling lost or has a need to busy her hands, more often than not, she will make her way to the kitchen the way a sinner will run to the altar.
When certain members of the media, who opposed the Trump presidency, start hammering President Biden for his administration's failure to control the border you know the worm is turning.
Whether we like it or not, we are living in a fast-moving world. We are living in an age of tremendous advance, but we are also paying a heavy price for that advance, especially in terms of stress.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced recently that Tina Lilly will be the new executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts, effective immediately. Lilly has served Georgia Council for the Arts for the last 14 years, most recently as director of the org…
West Virginia is unique among America's 50 states. At a convention in Wheeling, Va., in 1861, delegates from Virginia's northwest counties, which were loyal to the Union, voted to break away from that state over the issue of slavery and their refusal to be part of the Confederate states.
The front-page headline in Monday's Wall Street Journal said: "Biden weighs how to pay for Agenda." Who purchases something they know they can't afford, and then worries about paying for it later? Only government.
My cousin, Lynn, and I sat side by side every week in Sunday School, in the choir where less than a dozen people sang, and on the second bench on the left side for preaching.
When a politician promises to "tell the truth," as President Biden did in his nationally televised address last Thursday, you can add that statement to familiar ones lacking the ring of sincerity. They include: "The gun isn't loaded;" "the microphone is off;" "if you like your doctor, you ca…
Evangelical Christians, who once were content with staying out of earthly concerns, have grown into an influential subset of American politics.
The Native American Kiowa were a warrior people. Originally from the northern Missouri River Basin, the Kiowa traveled to the Black Hills in present-day Wyoming and South Dakota. The invading Cheyenne pushed the Kiowa tribe south until the Sioux forced them westward into the Great Plains. Ob…
I recently had to cancel a long-planned trip to South America, either because the countries I wanted to enter are closed or required up to a two-week quarantine in a hotel. It doesn't matter that I have been vaccinated and have repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19.
President Biden has challenged those who oppose the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill disingenuously dubbed “COVID relief,” or the more deceitful “American Rescue Plan.”
The Region 2 coordinator of the National League of POW/MIA Families, Susie Stephens, keeps me abreast of POW/MIA issues. Last week Susie emailed me an article written for Leatherneck Magazine in March of 1945 by Capt. Frederic Anness Scott recounting his combat experience on Iwo Jima. Capt. Scott’s article, “10 Days on Iwo Jima,” will be featured at a later date on my website.
I wasn't going to write a second column on the passing of Rush Limbaugh, but given the reaction from hostile and snarky individuals -- even from a few self-styled conservatives -- explaining his influence is key to understanding him and more importantly the movement for which he was such a powerful spokesman.
It is accurate to admit that I have never been a fan of singer Bob Dylan or his music, which for me was too folksy and, admittedly, probably too intellectually deep for my feeble mind.
The man who picked me up at an airport too many years ago to recall the date asked if I had ever heard of a guy named Rush Limbaugh. When I said I had not, he turned on the car radio and said, "Listen." After 15 minutes I was hooked.
For almost nine months, I ran and worked the Rondarosa alone after Tink found himself locked behind closed borders in Canada, producing a new season of the Hallmark smash hit, "When Calls The Heart."
If the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump were a play it would close after one performance. The plot is known, the outcome is certain, and the drama is contrived.
ALBANY ─ The Albany Museum of Art is mourning the passing of Tom Ferguson, the Atlanta-based painter, political cartoonist, writer and musician who died earlier this month at age 76.
It’s a chore just getting the mail out of the box, every day. It’s an armload and, if I ever make the mistake of laying it on the kitchen table and walking away from it, that’s it. I’m behind for the rest of the week.
With all the societal confusion and uproar about COVID-9 and other issues that frequently accompany our schools and school personnel, today I want to offer a word of thanks for teachers, leaders, administrators and all school staffs.
Soon after the bombs and torpedoes devastated Pearl Harbor and ushered the United States into WWII, infuriated American males lined up at recruiting stations to seek their revenge.
During the rebellious '60s, the slogan "power to the people" became a mantra for the young to protest what they saw as oppression from their elders. Now comes a moment when significant numbers of Americans can exercise real power in ways that will improve the country.
Second only to his fixation on "climate change" is President Biden's focus on "systemic racism." In addition to reinstating mandatory race theory training for federal employees, Biden proposes spending even more money we don't have to fix a problem beyond the government's reach.
Former president Donald Trump emerged from 38 days of self-enforced silence for a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, that was frequently interrupted with boisterous applause and chants from an adoring, mostly white and older crowd.
There is a perception, supported by many surveys, that what passes for contemporary journalism is more biased, even propagandistic, than in earlier times.
She stretched out her right hand with its long, slender fingers and delicate wrist, and smiled. “Hi, I’m Ronda Rich.” I was smitten, instantly, but trying not to show it, I replied only, “Nice to meet you.”