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A civics lesson that has lasted 52 years
It was the fall of 1960 and the presidential campaign between Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon was in full swing.
- The acting comeback that never was Acting is happy agony. So said the French philosopher, Jean Paul- Sartre. He must have been talking about community theatre where you work just as hard as professional actors but you don’t get paid or have a fancy dressing room or have your meals catered to the set.
A drunk, an offended wife, and an angry husband
Strange as it may seem, history says these three persons started a chain of events that led to the founding of what is now Morehead State University.
An unhappy tale, but worth the telling
By request, I am retelling this true story but be warned that it does not have a happy ending. We had never laid eyes on each other. I had heard her first name but all I knew was that she was coming to live temporarily with one of my family members in another county.
Wednesday’s Post: Celebrating the lives of departed pals
Someone recently asked me for advice on giving a eulogy for a close friend. I reminded her that most funerals are religious services so she shouldn’t risk getting in trouble with the Lord by saying the person was always a saint, especially if they weren’t.
Making any progress on your ‘bucket list’?
Thanks to an excellent motion picture in 2007 featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, the idea of a personal “bucket list” has become part of American culture.
Life can be a series of consequences
Dictionary.com defines “consequence” as the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier.
Are we proud or just curious about feuding?
The Hatfield-McCoy Feud in Pike County without question is more famous than the Martin-Tolliver Feud in Rowan County despite the fact that the latter dispute had a higher body count.
‘Ain’t nobody shooting at us.’
It was two years ago that veteran TV newsman Daniel Schorr died at the age of 93. He was among many legends of broadcast journalism who started as newspaper reporters.
Why are we so uneasy about death?
My grandmother, who loved old sayings and lived to be 100, described death as someone “passing over the slick log.”
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