The son is leaving for his first year of college, and I spent his last week at home making his favorite foods. Parmesan-garlic chicken with penne pasta. Homemade meatballs. Pancakes. Bacon. A different kind of ice cream every day. (Oh wait, the ice cream was for me.) Read the full story
It’s Monday afternoon, a little more than a week before the show opens. On a rehearsal stage at Jacksonville State University, two actors are moving slowly and methodically through a fight scene. Read the full story
Most every afternoon at work, I tuck a dollar and a quarter in my pocket and head downstairs to the break room to get a $1.25 pack of peanut M&Ms out of the vending machine.
It’s Monday afternoon, a little more than a week before the show opens. On a rehearsal stage at Jacksonville State University, two actors are moving slowly and methodically through a fight scene.
The other day I had to look up how to spell “hip-hop.” Not the “hip” or the “hop” parts. I could handle those, thank you very much. But was there a space or a hyphen in the middle?
Back when spring was new, I kept hearing a strange tapping, tapping outside my bedroom window. It sounded like a woodpecker pecking on the side of the house, except that we have vinyl siding.
Back in November, while working on a production of “Annie” for CAST community theater, Jacksonville State University drama professor Carrie Colton noticed something odd about the stage at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. It really wasn’t suitable for a musical theater show.
One day last month the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County called and asked if they could lock me in a room.
One of my favorite book passages of all time is from humorist James Thurber’s “My Life and Hard Times,” a memoir about growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the early 1900s. He describes his grandmother, an otherwise formidable woman who lived her life in “the horrible suspicion that electricity …
For 36 years and counting, Linda Levens has been driving the bookmobile for the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, making her way on back roads out to Peek’s Hill, Eastaboga, Bynum, Alexandria and other parts of the county far from the main library in downtown Anniston.
Near the intersection of Choccolocco Road and Bain’s Gap Road in eastern Calhoun County, in the community called Pleasant Ridge, lies a solitary grave.