December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Lifestyle

Goodbye, Iraq

Our Opinions

We are out of Iraq. Thank God. The pull-out was complete at daybreak Sunday as the last truck crossed into Kuwait. More...

Take my wife...

J. G. Clarke is as vigilant reading The Democrat as he was when he was a trooper writing speeding tickets. More...

Raisins-on-the-stem

Gone South

I was going to publish this column earlier, because it looked like I would need your help. I was on a mission. I was trying to find raisins-on-the-stem. I tried Winn Dixie, tried Save-a-Lot, tried Food Outlet, tried Walmart. Everyone was helpful. More...

Compound interest can work for you and against you

Dollars & Cents

The renowned physicist Albert Einstein supposedly called it the most powerful thing he had ever witnessed. But, unfortunately, many people do not understand and appreciate the concept of compound interest. More...

Celebrating in Fulton

Fulton residents celebrated Christmas Dec. 14 with music, food and fellowship around Town Hall.
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa I have been good! More...

The origin of the Yule log

The burning of a yule log has been a Christmas tradition in many European countries for centuries. It is believed to have originated at pagan winter solstice festivals or yule festivals among Germanic people. More...

Gemzitti is a cookie, trust me!

Memories & Recipes

From time to time my tax clients will bring me a new recipe to try when they come in to pick up their tax returns. More...

A ‘Broken Vessel’ can minister for God, too, diminutive Scott Roberts shows through music ability

The historic Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church held its annual Christmas candlelight service Dec. 11. More...

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Focusing on creating jobs

Congress Reports

Alabama’s unemployment rate fell by more than a half percent last month from 9.3 to 8.7 percent. This follows a drop of a half percent from September to October. More...

When probate judges ruled

Inside the Statehouse

We are in the midst of the holiday season with Christmas just around the corner. However, we are also in political season. More...

Then and now, Christmas is about love and togetherness

Through The Past

No strings of colored electric Christmas lights, no wreaths with red bows, no turkey for Christmas dinner, and no homemade candy or other such sweets-a typical description of my earliest memories before Chilton had “lights” (the word used More...

Top 25 most popular holiday songs

Even though the first decade of the 21st century witnessed a change in how nearly everyone acquires and listens to music, some things about music -- especially holiday music -- may never change. More...