Final Thought

Many mornings for the past year and a half have been an adventure. These mornings often fill me with optimism, and since 2016 is a-dawning I thought I might share some of the things that make me want to look on the bright side of life.   [dropcap]I[/dropcap] pegged the time element to the past…

Final Thought

Invariably, about this time of year I start thinking about gift giving. What? You say we only have HOW MANY DAYS until Christmas?   [dropcap]I[/dropcap] must admit that shopping gives me the heebie-jeebies. Call me gift-idea challenged. For instance, there was the time I gave someone special a backscratcher for her birthday. Now, this was…

Final Thought

Given AY’s food focus this month, it seems appropriate to share a thought or two about my experiences in the food-services industry.   [dropcap]My[/dropcap] first real job was at a hamburger joint on Highway 79 on the southwest side of Pine Bluff: Rich’s Hamburgers No. 3. I had just turned 16. It was time to…

Final Thought

If you’ve kept up with my musings in this space, you might have concluded that I’m a history buff. You’d be right.   [dropcap]There’s[/dropcap]  just something about antiquity that excites me — for as far back as I can remember, even before I could read. In 1957, when I was 4, my mother bought a…

Final Thought

[dropcap]In[/dropcap] June, my high school class, the Class of ’70, held its 45th reunion. I hated to miss the gathering, but I chose to go to Southeast Asia with two Vietnam War veterans. I hope to someday pass along a story or two from that trip, but right now I’m thinking about some of my…