When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”
I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.
I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things. First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.
For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news. The last one involved abortion legislation. This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.
The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.
It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people. Since that point, things have gone downhill.
I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head. I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family. I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing. And it is always the same. Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”
Ding dong, the witch hunt is dead.
The much anticipated release of the report by Special Counsel by Robert Mueller occurred last week. It is quite a read.
This world is made up of all types of personalities and lifestyles. It is common for us as human beings to be suspicious and cautious about things we do not understand.
The mother of a student who attends Notre Dame University stirred up a hornet’s nest recently by writing a letter to the student newspaper expressing her displeasure with girls wearing leggings to school events.
People marry for all kinds of reasons. Some of those include the need to declare their love, family pressure, pregnancy or the desire to start a family.
The report that took 22 months and $25 million dollars to complete is finally ready.
On Friday of last week, the Robert Mueller report was given to Attorney General William Barr.
It all began with a routine check by a Florida Department of Health Inspector. During an inspection of a day spa, the employee noticed suitcases, slept-in massage tables and provocatively dressed women in the parlor of the business.
Things are really heating up in our former hometown. Even though Simpsonville is not part of Greenville, South Carolina, it is part of the Upstate where I lived for almost 20 years.
I love animals of all kinds. I could sit and watch animal videos all day. If I get the opportunity to watch them in real life, I am mesmerized. On my way home last week, we spotted a family of deer in a pasture. I literally stopped the car in the middle of the road to watch them.
I realize I am from a different century and from a conservative part of the country, but I managed to grow up learning to make my own decisions and form opinions without being influenced as a part of the school curriculum.
As the 2017 regular session of the Alabama Legislature enters its homestretch, I felt it important to take a few moments and share my thoughts and observations on some of the pressing, high-profile issues that have recently faced the state.
While making summer trips we have seen all kinds of amazing or interesting things. We have seen rainbows over the water, sunsets so colorful they look fake, flowers of every description, and so much more. Our country is beautiful and awe-inspiring, and it is a joy to travel around and see it.
We’ve probably all seen those dreaded words: “Batteries not included.” Before Christmas morning or your child’s birthday arrives, it’s best to carefully search each box for those words. The last thing in the world we want is a holiday or birthday crying jag. No, I meant the child but you make a valid point. I hope your car battery isn’t dead because you will need it for that quick dash to the store.
Dr. Bill King, a DeKalb County native, writes a weekly column that appears in several newspapers across Alabama. He is a director of missions in Opelika/Auburn, published author, singer/songwriter, musician, published author, and performs Christian humor as Billy Bob Bohannon (www.brobillybob.com). You may contact him at bkpreach@yahoo.
I remember Camp Jackson being so big and mysterious when I was a Boy Scout. I remember days spent fishing under the Natural Bridge and hiking the trail to the Pinnacle.
The hydrogen economy and renewable energy resources are available and in the process of large scale development across the globe. Hydrogen is the fuel of our future. Unfortunately, the U.S. is seriously lagging behind other nations due to the corporate influences of those in our government who receive money from the coal, oil and nuclear power industries.
Election year 2014 is upon us – what will be the most important local issue facing the candidates for the State Senate and House races? I think the TVA in lieu of tax disbursal issue will be the hot topic.
Our military never sleeps, nor do they take a holiday from their position of defending our nation and our Constitution from all enemies foreign or domestic. Readiness of the force and the individual is a crucial factor in our national defense.