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The legend known as Red Farmer

When I stopped by to visit Talladega Superspeedway, my drive took past the wildly popular Talladega Short Track, a one-third mile, red clay oval that ... » Read More

The worst kind of gone

A friend's mother died recently so I pulled out stationery and set about writing him a note filled with words of compassionate and deep ... » Read More

Fun in the sun -- summer safety tips

Summer is quickly approaching and I want to make sure that you and your children are ready to have a safe and fun-filled summer. » Read More

The missing mandolin player

the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I ... » Read More

Cooter speaks

This is the third installment of a three-part series. » Read More

Covering Cooter: Like the ‘Battle of the Lost Shoes’

The faithful came. There were no church houses, no steeples, no pulpits, and no altars. But those who practice a secular gospel, a devotion to ... » Read More

Covering Cooter: Part One

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I was ... » Read More

I knowed that I knowed

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me but I love adding "ed" to words. » Read More

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