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September 19, 2014


I face a mathematical chiffhanger

For two months I have stretched my mind in uncomfortable ways: I have had to re-learn unused and lost math skills in order to pass a certain teacher’s test.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Movie worthy of consideration
Updated: September 09, 2014 - 11:11 am

Last week I watched The Giver, a movie about how a group of elders in a futuristic community simplifies life for its members. The elders eliminate negative memories of history’s past, and only the giver and receiver are allowed to have memories. Also, the elders stifle love among community members with inoculations.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Women are always chasing chickens
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 11:07 am

My mother grew up in the old days when the women in her life, including her mother, had to wring a chicken’s neck for the family’s next meal. Often Mother told stories about such things when I was growing up.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Museums enhance Cheaha experience
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 9:39 am

Those of us who live in Northeast Alabama are fortunate to have two great museums atop the lovely Mount Cheaha.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Two environmental books readers will enjoy
Posted: July 15, 2014

Jim Lacefield is a retired adjunct professor of biology and Earth sciences from the University of North Alabama. His book, Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the State’s Ancient Life and Landscapes, is in its fifth printing.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Ten fun things to do at the beach while staying dry
Posted: June 16, 2014

The ocean is only a part of the joy of visiting a beach town. I proved that last week when visiting Orange Beach for five days after foot surgery.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Sherry-Go-Round: Dempseys’ labor of love dedicated to history
Posted: June 03, 2014

Some people, like Chris and Heather Dempsey, are like oak trees. They have long, deep roots. 

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