• fall,  home life,  kids,  school,  the fam,  Throwback Thursday

    It’s that time of year again {Throwback Thursday}

    I was at Wal-Mart a week or so ago and saw that they had changed out the seasonal area in the front from patriotic July the 4th stuff…to school supplies. I have one child who will be excited for new binders and pencils and such, ready to get back to a routine that allows her to see her friends everyday. I have another child who, well, would just as soon go to work with me. The one bright spot for him is that it is time for a bigger backpack, and the camo one he wanted should arrive any day. I don’t think my children appreciate the arduous task that…

  • faith,  fall,  Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday

    Occasionally, for “Throwback Thursday”, I post a column from my newspaper days. As a cool front finally pushed its way through our area today, I thought of this one. Sorta cheesy, but there’s a little nugget in there… A cool breeze, a reminder of a promise As I was headed out the door, I opened the back door this morning to let the dog back in from his morning airing and a cool gush of air hit my face. I thought to myself, I’m going to need  a jacket, at least for this morning.  Then it hit me again.  “I’m going to need a jacket! And it’s still August! Hallelujah!”…

  • Throwback Thursday,  trivia

    Throwback Thursday: Just for some (generational) fun

    Even with the Labor Day holiday to shorten it, it’s been an intense week, for me anyway. In an attempt to lighten things up a bit, and with a shout out to the great Karen Rasberry, author and fellow columnist (you can find her over at http://www.karenrasberry.com – remember, no “p” in her name), here’s an old one of mine from a few years ago…. Do baby boomers (and beyond) know us as well as we know them? A few weeks ago, co-columnist Karen Rasberry tested us all on trivia from the baby boomer generation. Just like she said, as a member of a younger generation, I look to that era…

  • Auburn,  football,  kids,  Ole Miss,  Oxford,  SEC,  Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday, Football Edition: Football Schizophrenia Redux

    Today is the day that life begins again. Meaning, for all of us Rebels, today is the beginning of football season. Ole Miss plays Vandy tonight, and I plan to be planted squarely in front of the TV with appropriate game day food within reach. I am even sporting the red and blue at work today. Hotty Toddy, y’all!In honor of football season and Throwback Thursday, here’s an old football column of mine.This was written for the October 1, 2009 edition of the paper, so the game I was referring to in the first paragraph that inspired such heartbreak must have been the September 26, 2009 game between Mississippi State…