The bookworm sez

The Listeners

Shhhhhhh. Practically from the minute you were born, somebody was shushing you. Hushing your crying when you were a baby. Whispering to get you to settle down and listen. Yelling at you so you’d be silent as a mouse. Giving something to do so you’d leave them in peace for five minutes. You’re a kid, and kids make noise. But […]

Alabama Scene

High court rules for foreign drug makers

Eight of the nine members of the Alabama Supreme Court have refused to “stand up for Alabama” based on their decision to cover their eyes to the fraud inflicted on Alabama taxpayers by the huge, money-hungry foreign drug makers. The court even refused to allow lawyers for the state to argue their case before them. It is the worst judicial […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, October 23, 1941

Georgia Jury Acquits Murray Clyde Murray, Oneonta businessman who has been in custody in Carrollton, Georgia, since September 5th, on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, was acquitted by a jury there last Friday, October 17. Mr. Murray, who was driving a cotton truck near Carrollton at the time of the accident, attempted to pass a mowing machine on the highway. […]


Crystal Ball Thinking

Try this sometime: Make a list of the top 10 things in life that you worry about. How many things on your list involve events that happened in the past? If you are still stressed about things that happened in your past, have you ever wondered why they still bother you? Until someone invents a time machine, none of us […]

Angels among us


I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour, to show us how to live, teach us how to give and guide us with the light of love. (“Angels Among Us,” Alabama) A few months ago, things looked grim for Rhonda Ciovacco. Following a […]

2009-10-21 E-Edition

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