Humor

hallmark of the south

Hallmark of the South

Imagine how lucky is the person who has dirt from his childhood. If I had a box of dirt from every house I ever lived in, I would have a lot of dirt.
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Let-there-be-light

Let There be Lights

Edward Hibberd Johnson, known as the Father of Christmas Tree Lights, was a close associate of Thomas Edison — yes, that Thomas Edison, who, as we know, invented the lightbulb and the phonograph. In many ways, he founded the industrialized
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family-table

The Family Table

One reason I’m not a hundred percent sure that I’m Southern is that I don’t know what a second cousin is or why I might be related to him. (Another reason: I sometimes order grits in the singular form. “I
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bigfoot believer

Bigfoot Believer

Here’s something I think about: If a creature such as Bigfoot exists, why haven’t we found him yet? Why hasn’t any hard evidence supported his existence? No dwelling, no tracks, no scat piles one could look at and think, Wow.
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art lesson

Art Lesson

Artists spend a lifetime perfecting their craft, but much of what they learn can be summarized in just a few seconds for those of you who love art yet want to spend your life doing something productive. For instance, it
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daniel wallace

A Photo or a Picture?

It took me longer than it should have to realize a photographer is no different than any other kind of artist; they just wield a different tool.
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Backseat Blues

Backseat Blues

All in all, my memories consist of a series of painful, embarrassing moments I almost wish I could forget.
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Comfort Food - Wallace

Comfort Food

I used to think homesick and cabin fever meant the same thing. The distinction, I thought, was less about how you felt but where you felt it: in a house or in a cabin. Imagine my dismay when I learned
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those were the days

Those were the Days

I used to have an old jukebox in my basement. It was the size of a small car, very flashy, and when you plugged it in, the houselights dimmed. This was not, as someone would describe it for sale on
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Staying Home With It All

Staying Home With It All

My reputation as an avid indoorsman has been well established; even so, there are times I choose to venture outside the climate-controlled paradise I call home.
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