The senseless shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola last Friday hit a little close to home for me. I lived in Pensacola for an extended time and still have many friends there. This act of domestic terrorism carried out by a Saudi Arabian military member should serve as a warning.
I first wrote parts of this column at Thanksgiving decades ago, and have, over the years, duplicated it at times in some form or fashion. If some of it sounds familiar, it’s because, well, it is.
With that said, I pose the question, have you ever slurped your coffee?
Chick-Fil-A’s cow commercials are one of the most brilliant marketing campaigns I’ve ever seen. The ads show cows frantically telling us to “Eat Mor Chikin” in a multitude of comical ways. I think the concept is hilarious every time I see one.
So, it seems, the holidays are upon us. We watched through our front office windows last week as city of Forest workers hung the pretty green garland with red bows on light posts and railings, and likewise as banners with greetings and lights that will be sparkling took their place on their poles all around town.
From time to time folks question why we publish letters from our readers on this page and from time to time we like to clarify our policy. This is one of those times. The fact of the matter is that there are some common misconceptions about letters that we’d like to clear up too.
The weekend preceding Veterans Day is always one of my favorite times to watch television. My favorite channel is The History Channel, and every year there’s an all-day special covering every major war of the 20th century.