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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

I remember going to hear a Ferrol Sams lecture at Mercer University’s Newton Sanctuary, the small chapel where I got married in 1982. I can’t recall the year. I have it written on a calendar somewhere. But I remember one of his granddaughters was there that night. I have copies of his first books, “Whisper [...]

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One flu over the cuckoo’s nest

Getting a flu shot was not on my bucket list. It was not on the 1,001 things I hope to do before I die. I have spent my entire life bragging about how I had never had a flu shot. It was a point of pride. My late father, a physician, never believed in them. [...]

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RIP: The godmother of doubletalk

I first met Eloise Hope in the summer of 2008. I was working on the biography of Durwood Fincher, which was published later that year … “Once You Step in Elephant Manure You’re in the Circus Forever: The Life and Sometimes of Durwood ‘Mr. Doubletalk’ Fincher.’’ She lived in a retirement community in Columbus, Ga. [...]

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Win one for the Rudy

Well, tonight is the national championship game. Some folks aren’t giving Notre Dame much of a chance. After all, Alabama has won two of the last three national titles. They are accustomed to being on this stage. The Crimson Tide plays in the almighty Southeastern Conference and, if you listen to some of their increasingly [...]

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