Garey’s mom, Agnes, went back to her home in Alabama yesterday. She had been staying with us for the past two months. She broke her hip in early November while she was visiting, so her surgery had to be performed in Bowling Green, and her physical therapy had to happen in Morgantown. It was ha
The above title was on a magazine cover I saw once. As I read that title, I could not help but stand amazed at the extent to which our society has become enamored with self.
The New Year’s Resolution tradition goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Legend has it that Janus, a mythical king of early Rome, was placed at the head of the calendar. Having two faces, Janus could look back as well as ahead.
Our new year, 2013, still sounds odd to many of us. It’s the first “13” most of us have entered. My grandparents lived in 1913: my grandfather was 12, and my grandmother was nine. But, that year wasn’t a part of any of their stories. A hundred years ago, things were not like today.
If I ever hear a real Southerner say “husking” corn (It’s “shucking”!), I’m running to the nearest church with an old-fashioned altar and bawling my eyes out.
It’s that time of year again. We had the most wonderful time of the year. The New Year is about to be here (or is, depending on when you read this). Also, it’s time once again for my annual Big Dummy of the Year Awards.
Magicians’ sleight of hand fools most people when it is done correctly. When watching them, we are wise when we heed the warning, “Don’t believe your eyes.” Many a short man has been made taller on television and in the movies by filming him next to his “leading lady” while he stands on a box!
The year of 2012 has been filled with events. Some events were entertaining, while others significantly changed our world. The events listed below are arbitrarily ordered.