Can you speak Southern?

Most of us have friends or relatives who were not born in our beloved Southland. I was speaking to one of those by telephone when ... Read more

Cousin’s pet piqued interest

Some years back when I was a reporter, I did some research on the gopher turtle. I had long been interested in this reptile, because ... Read more

Woodpecker frustrated her

When a woodpecker winged above me in my front yard one afternoon, I thought about someone who had a frustrating experience with one. It began ... Read more

Indulgence got complicated

I slept late one morning, then wandered into the kitchen, trying to decide what I wanted for breakfast. I reached for the cereal container. Then ... Read more