The River and Waters

In my book “Telling Hands” I talk about how I grew up playing in the River. We swam and fished and camped on the river. We had family gatherings on the Tennessee. It’s where I learned to swim and was baptized. You see, Town Creek, Lake Guntersville, and the Tennessee River all come together right […]

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State of the Region

I’d like to call this address a state of northeast Alabama: “The Little Smokies” Dekalb Tourism could do a lot more. And instead of only focusing on Fort Payne’s multi-year, completely dis-functional efforts of a nightlife scene riddled with self interest, ignorance, close-mindedness, and greed, we could stop doing the same old things that have […]

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The Governor’s Audience

The day after my birthday, I became aware of an announcement made the previous day, April 15th. This was an announcement from the Governor of Alabama stating that 15 of the state’s beloved parks would be closed due to budget shortfalls. Buck’s Pocket State Park and Lake Guntersville State Park were among those listed for […]

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