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The Old Ways

By David Peel It strikes me that today consumers feel very modern but are actually just re-creating what existed 100 years ago. Let’s take exercise for example. The modern consumer will pay $20 a month to join a club that is filled with machines. They will drive their 5000-pound fuel-burning car to that gym, then […]

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They Said it Had Worked Many Times, but on What?

By Otis Griffin As a youngster when we had some congestion, now that’s a ‘five-dollar word’ for…… stopped up.  Momma would rub this salve down deep into my bony chest.  It was probably the same grease we used on the cows and hogs to reduce swelling, nicks, cuts, fleas, ticks, flies, warts and the deadly […]

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Power Windows Can Be Deadly

By David Peel You may never of thought about it, but the motor that causes your power windows to raise is much stronger than it needs to be to do the job. Now there’s a logical reason for this. It has to have the torque to raise and lower even in freezing temperatures where there […]

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I Don’t Understand

By Otis Griffin Don’t it feel good to be called a country redneck?  Real simple as he has been sweatin’ in the hot sun and working hard.  What do you call a non-redneck?  Please decipher that for us proud Southern Rednecks. As I reminisce there are several things I just don’t understand.  So help me […]

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Grief

By David Peel Around the holidays there is a bit of a paradox. Everyone is excited for kids and grandkids to open presents. But it’s also a time where widows miss their husbands. Grief is a strange process.  Having buried quite a few folks most notably both my parents, I feel sure that my experiences […]

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Southern Raisin’ What If For The New Year?

By Otis Griffin What If…many changes were made to help all of our society, instead of just benefiting a few?  What If…Our United States of our America stopped sending money overseas to foreign countries, supposedly to maintain good relations?  What If…we sent my Southern Country farmers crops overseas, instead?  What If…the countries couldn’t use our […]

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What’s important?

By David Peel Those who will be gathered around your deathbed one day are the most important people in the world. It is not the stuff around the tree, or the lack thereof. The boss that you labor for, who has you working holidays or overtime, is unlikely to be there. His priorities will change. […]

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Gone But Don’t Forget

By Otis Griffin When was the last time you sat around reminiscing about yo’ ole school days?  Why the kids would cut their eyes like you just stepped off an alien ship coming out of a kudzu patch.  Most of the old schools in our era have been demolished (that’s city for torn down) or […]

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Medical Malpractice

By David Peel Medical Negligence happens every day in our area. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer. However, very little medical negligence actually leads to a medical malpractice suit. To have such a suit, […]

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Do It Yourself Disability Policy

By David Peel The week after your funeral, would your family prefer your insurance agent bring a tuna casserole or a half-million dollar check? That’s the rhetorical question that tells you how much life insurance matters.  A rule of thumb is to insure yourself for ten times your annual salary. Family:  How Do I Set […]

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