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Christmas with Cille and Pops

Christmas with Cille and Pops

On Christmas Eve, every Christmas Eve, my grandparents drove down to Birmingham, Alabama, from the town of Cullman, where they lived almost all their lives and where my father was born so long ago. Lucille and Ewing Wallace — or
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The Way Things Really Are

But there are serious downsides as well, and for those of you contemplating continuing to grow older, you need to know this.
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theresultsarein

The Results Are In

As for me, approximately 60,000 years ago my people were hanging out in Ethiopia or thereabouts.
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Shakespeare on the Banjo

Genius Wannabe

“What I admire most about geniuses — and why I’ve always wanted to be one so badly — is that a genius can be a wonderful genius, but other than that, really doesn’t have to be smart.”
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slowroadtofear

Slow Road to Fear

At some point in my early 40s, and for only a couple of years, I developed a fear of heights. I’m sure there’s a name for this — a temporary fear of heights beginning in one’s early 40s. If only
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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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