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The Best Ever

I have noticed that people love lists. They especially love lists about what others think are the very “best.” “The Best 25 Places to Retire,” or “The Top Ten Places to Hide From the Police,” for example. I recently read an article…

Football Camp

This time of year, my thoughts turn to that uniquely American and profoundly southern institution of football. As high school and college teams begin their seasons, I am reminded of my illustrious football career. Some of you may recall how…

Adventures in Grocery Shopping

A few years ago, my wife, Norma, underwent total knee replacement surgery, and that’s when my intimate relationship with grocery stores really started.  Today, I still do much of the grocery shopping and have actually enjoyed planning meals…

Take Charge

An eight-year study of death rate data by researchers at Johns Hopkins recently concluded that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U. S. That’s right, mistakes by doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care…