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Throughout the recent state legislative session, elected representatives from around Alabama have demanded that the settlement money from the BP oil spill disaster be allocated proportionately across the state. Perhaps there is something to that … more
For too long, a certain word has plagued our society, a word that causes pain and hurt whenever it is spoken or heard. It is not unlike the “N-word” and the derogatory “F-word” aimed at homosexuals, and it is time that we as a nation, as … more
Home is where the heart is – I get it. But my heart is where my home is. I am one of those few lucky people in today’s world who lives in a house that gives meaning to the term “a sense of place.” Although this house is not the actual … more
Sometimes memories make the best stories –even if the memories may not be exactly the way things happened. Let me tell you the story of the milk bottles as I remember it. Dipping my little hands into the barrel of dried peas, I  felt them flow … more
Leafy and William read the advertisement in the Chicago Tribune: “Bounteous Farmland in Alabama- Cheap.”  Let me tell you the story just as my Grandmother Leafy Coon told me more than 60 years ago. Your grandfather Bill and I packed up our … more
My phone went off with the typical iPhone default ringtone. It’s still dark, but I turn over to see who in the world could be calling me so late — or so early, rather. There was no call; it was my 4:30 a.m. alarm to get up for the Gulf Coast Hot … more
Once a year, the Woman of the Swamps comes to the Swift-Coles House in Bon Secour for the Haunted Storytelling… Come, mon Cherie, sit here and let me tell you my story. I live deep in marshy bogs where alligators, they bring me to see their … more
Due to the nature of my job, I often find myself at various functions and civic meetings where I’ve gotten to hear a variety of public speakers expound on a plethora issues. Earlier this week, I was at just such a meeting where the warm-up … more
While I champion a great many causes, I dare say the one I hold dearest is one of our most fundamental of rights as American citizens: the rigid separation of church and state. I take that separation to be a two-fold one. I believe that people … more
When the most revered among us stumble or falter, something within us makes us take pause and notice. We’re taken aback. We wonder how such a thing could happen to such a person. We become sad and disillusioned, finding out that our hero’s … more
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