13 October 2021

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All that glitters

All that glitters


Sean Dietrich is a columnist who lives in the Florida Panhandle. Under the moniker “Sean of the South,” he writes about life down South. One re...
06 October 2021

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More than a list

More than a list


“A ‘cat list’ is like a bucket list except, that instead of being a list of all those things you want to do before you die, it is a list of all ...
29 September 2021

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We shall see

We shall see


Have you ever heard of a felix culpa? The two Latin words literally translate “a happy failure.” The term is used to refer to an unpleasant or unf...
22 September 2021

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On the mend

On the mend


Cartoonist and author Mimi Pond asked, quoting a line from the hit 1966 song by Jimmy Ruffin, “What becomes of the broken-hearted?” Pond’s an...
15 September 2021

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Traits and values

Traits and values


Back in the 1950s, at the Caney Fork River Boy Scout camp in middle Tennessee, I learned four basic swimming strokes: breast, side, back and freestyle...
08 September 2021

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Reach out

Reach out


In 1883, as poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox was traveling by train to attend a festivity in Madison, Wis., she noticed a young woman seated across the aisle ...
01 September 2021

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Mortal thoughts

Mortal thoughts


In 1960, when John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, he adopted “The New Frontier” as his campaign slogan. ...
25 August 2021

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School days

School days


“School days, school days, Dear old golden rule days.” —William Denight Cobb (1907) Two generations in America, my parents’ generation and ...
18 August 2021

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Giving back

Giving back


“The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” —Andrew Carnegie My favorite read is a biography. I love true stories of individuals who overcame tre...
11 August 2021

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Real fortune

Real fortune


How much are you worth? Not to the one who loves you most, or one who might say you are worth everything or a million dollars or that your worth is in...