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It is a New Year. Finally! We can now say goodbye to the year that changed our lives forever. But…I guess we can say that about every year… can’t we?   more
I am not one for making resolutions. So many go into each new year making a list of resolutions so long they cannot all be kept. I am not in that category.   more
On January 11, 1972, ABC aired “The Night Stalker” –which entered the American psyche as the highest-rated made-for-TV movie up until that time. more
We can now say goodbye to the year that changed our lives forever. But…I guess we can say that about every year…can’t we? more
So, Dr. Anthony Fauci is telling us not to attend large New Year’s Eve gatherings with strangers.   more
Perhaps one reason I never get invited to New Year’s Eve parties is that I tend to overanalyze things. more
The late journalist and author Charles Kuralt (one of my all-time favorites) said once, “I did stories about unexpected encounters, back roads, small towns and ordinary folk, sometimes doing … more
One of my favorite pictures of my father, Fred Dezotell, was a black and white photo of him standing on a tall ladder decorating a 20-foot-tall Christmas tree.   more
During the research for one of my symposium presentations at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York I made an interesting discovery in Savannah, Tennessee.   more
Christmas Eve is a special time for my family and for my church family at Cannon United Methodist. But last year we had to cut back on special celebrations due to COVID-19. more
Based on where you look it up the German phrase “O Tannenbaum” it can mean “fir tree”, “pine tree” or simply “Christmas tree”.   more
A woman had started a new diet, and so she purposely chose a new route to drive to work so she wouldn’t have to drive past her favorite bakery. more
It’s the time of the year when we are inundated with Christmas movies.   more
What was going on in Bedford County December 1899? more
The beginning of the school year and autumn colors meant one thing to me…Christmas was coming!   more
Is the Omicron COVID variant going to be the Grinch that stole Christmas?   more
I’ve had this column on my mind since the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. But, I felt it would be more meaningful perhaps to many a few days past all the turkey. more
Thank you!  I like to say those two words.   Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!   We just celebrated the National Holiday of Thanksgiving this past week, and I have so … more
All of us would like to think we are in control of our lives, especially our destiny, but that is seldom the case.   We make plans. We think our futures are certain. more
My earliest memories of movie going were made at the Empire Theater in downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota.   more
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