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Column: Turkeys raining from the sky and other Thanksgiving memories

When did Thanksgiving become a day of remembering? Used to be it was a day to stuff a bird and stuff your face. Now it's...

Column: The week that SFC Streetman finally came home from the war

Inside his flag-draped burial vault was an empty Army uniform with stripes on the sleeves and a name tag on the chest, The jacket...

Column: Remembering the arrival of the Sears catalogue

Sears & Roebuck was never a blood relative, but that iconic store was part of my family and my life. I tried to find my...

Column: Chase was a music man with a soft heart for the needy

When Louis T. Chase died in early 1942, he was much more than a music man. He was the conscience of his church and...

Column: Like an elevator, you can go up or you can go down

Some of you know that I have a thing for elevator stories. Years ago, I preached a sermon featuring such stories entitled, The Ups...

Column: Would a naked person bring the infield at the Steeplechase to life?

It was Mason Lampton’s show but Virginia Ann Holman was running the meeting. Their invited guests were being asked to come up with new...

Column: Billionaire Ted started a SuperStation and managed a big league baseball team

Lights were dimming. The overture was playing. But before even one bright shining moment hit the stage, an usher seated a man and woman...

Column: Church music is the foundation of many performer’s lives

I never thought I would refer to a hip-hop artist in my writings for a church that I served. As it turns out, here...

Column: When Burt was at the Springer, he talked about a coach with big...

The furnishings in that little room were over the top, like a parlor in a funeral home where folks sit up with the dead....

Column: Look out Mom and Dad! The Boogeyman has got his own app

When Jesse Weinberger talks about slamming her son's smartphone with a sledge hammer, it's not just for effect. She's showing her audience that as...