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The other day, Corey and I were just finishing up a workout and listening to Pandora when Eric Thomas (ET) came on. While not exactly workout music, ET does offer some of the best motivation I’ve ever come across. I cannot recommend him enough. Truly, I’d be okay with any of you clicking off…

Corey and I were talking about our future the other day, dreaming out loud, discussing what we want out of life later down the road, like around 15 to 20 years from now. Where we want to be, what we want to be doing career wise, agreeing that the only debt we'll allow ourselves to have is a …

Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson was a good friend of the Weaver family who knew he could always stop by our house for a warm welcome and good conversation while on patrol in our area, so it hit close to home - both emotionally and geographically - when he was murdered at essentially the foot…

There’s been a great deal of debate about last week’s debates in Washington. I’m sure that you’ve heard about the saga of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s now successful bid to be the Speaker of the House. Final votes have been counted, fingers were pointed, names were called and hands were wrun…

For many years, Alabama has been ridiculed in national publications for having fewer women in political leadership positions than other assumed to be progressive states. States like Colorado, New York and California were lauded for having an inordinate number of females in public office. Wel…

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We’ve all had times when we had to rob Peter to pay Paul. By that I mean that I’m sure that most folks have had those days when paying one bill meant not paying another. Maybe you’ve had times when some very important bills got paid on a cred…

Our iconic Senior United States Senator, Richard Shelby, will walk out of the Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. next week and come home to retirement in Tuscaloosa. History will reveal Senator Shelby as Alabama’s greatest U.S. Senator, espe…

You may have heard about the two guys that were caught cheating in a fishing tournament a couple of months ago. This past October Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were competing in the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament in Ohio. This was not a…

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I was pumping gas at a local station near an interstate offramp once and thought I heard a bomb go off. It reminded me of the sound of a car bomb that went off next to my convoy in Baghdad. It was that loud. It turns out it was an 18-wheeler …