July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Here’s a quote

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.” George Bernard Shaw “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” Ayn Rand (novelist) More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama politics akin to Grand Ole Opry in ’50s

The 1962 governor’s race really began in 1958. The governor’s office and the race for it was the big show in Alabama politics in that era. Being a U.S. senator was secondary in Alabama politics. More...

Dollars & Cents

‘Eat more chicken’ gaining ground

Consumers around the globe are apparently heeding the advice of the black and white cow in the clever ad by Chik-fil-A. They are eating more chicken. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Non-fiction — history and family stories — help define who we are

He Says that he spent most of his life reading and studying nonfiction. From time-totime, somebody will say things that will stir an interest in all that again. For example, he recently was asked where he is from. There are several possible answers. More...

What happened to discussion of town’s dilapidated buildings?

A few weels ago there was a good bit of talk among Grove Hillians and town officials about the numerous dilapidated buildings in town and what to do about them. More...

Work to keep our waterways clean

Some people believe pollution is a problem and some people don’t. Here in Alabama we are sometimes too quick to poo-poo those who point out pollution problems as extremist environmentalists. More...

Gone South

Reading at the beach

POUTIN’ HOUSE SOUTH, SEAGROVE BEACH, FL — Having overseen the cleaning out of my parents’ house and the downsizing of our home in Jacksonville, it followed naturally that my helpmate would decide that the time had come for us to cas More...

Greasepit Grammar

A $45 baseball stadium

Newspapers have an ancient policy regarding big numbers: Don’t throw a long string of digits at your readers. Spell out part of it. More...

High style dog’s life

 Eleanor Ritchey was the granddaughter of Philip John Bayer, founder of Quaker State Oil. She was the sole inheritor of her grandfather’s fortune, and she had no children of her own. When she died in 1968 she was worth $12 million. More...