June 24, 2019

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the gaze of the world landed on the Moon.

Fifty years ago, that Moon was six feet closer to the Earth than it is today.

Every year, in fact, the Moon retreats from Earth by 1.5 inches, as a spinoff of gravity. Gravity pulls on both the Moon and…

Bob Garner: Caution wise when prosecuting the president

June 23, 2019

I know there will be some of you who will say, “Bob Garner ought to stick with exclaiming ‘Mmm-mmm’ over his food and stay the heck out of politics.”

Believe me, I get that, and generally I agree. One of the things I love about being a foodie is that food can often help…

Baby boomers on bicycles more likely headed to auto parts store

June 22, 2019

It is said that millennials, people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, are not big on buying cars. They apparently prefer public transportation or ride-sharing services over the financial and environmental liabilities that come with car ownership.

I have three teenage reasons to believe…

I will aspire to follow Mr. Lockhart’s lead and ‘make allowances’

June 22, 2019

I will aspire to follow Mr. Lockhart’s lead and ‘make allowances’

You can tell old friends by the way they address each other’s parents. My longest forever friend is Paul Lockhart. Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but I could never call his parents anything besides Mr. and…