LifeLines

Harvest - Home - Holidays

2016 November/December

“The greatest thing a human soul can do in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way,” wrote English art critic John Ruskin. “To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion all in one”

 

The Many Faces Of A Place

2016 September/October

Reaching For The Stars

2016 July/August

On summer nights when I was growing up, I used to listen to the lady next door play the piano for hours. The best seat for those solitary concerts was my sister Jeanne’s bedroom, on the west side of the house that faced the sprawling porch of Mrs. L’s brooding Tudor.

 

The Things That Matter

Exclusive Online Content

As I sat in my pew on a February Sunday afternoon, I was witness to an insightful anecdote. The minister told a story about a small boy and his grandfather who, as they were strolling along a lonely stretch of ocean shoreline, found hundreds of stranded starfish left on the sandy beach to die. As the little boy encountered each one, he would gently pick it up and put it back into the rippling tide of the clear ocean water.

Is January 11th Paducah's Birthday?

Exclusive Online Content

Matt Jaeger, McCracken County Library Assistant

 

What do you think?

 



A birthday is defined as 1) the day of a person’s birth and 2) a day of origin. When you’re talking about people, that day is pretty easy to determine. When you’re talking about a town’s origin, however, perhaps the answer is a tad grayer. 



 

The Haunting of Camp Beauregard

Exclusive Online Content

High on a hill overlooking The Valley is a parcel of land with a preternatural ambiance.  Some places simply lend themselves to legend and Camp Beauregard is among them.  The Civil War campground turned cemetery is a nest of intrigue.

 

Benchmarks

Exclusive Online Content

“Education”

 

I have a friend whose name is Cecil Neel.            

 

He is an auto repair mechanic.          

 

He is a super guy and a super mechanic.          

 

Food Defines, in the South

Exclusive Online Content

On many a summer Sunday morning my grandmother would head to the chicken house, snatch up a happy (until that moment) hen, and then wring its little neck.

 

She would then dip it in scalding water, pluck its drenched feathers, wash it, rake out the innards, take a knife to it, and fry it up for the frequent Sunday trip to her brother’s house for lunch after church.

College Quests

Exclusive Online Content

With a new school year dawning, freshman flock the campuses of colleges across the nation. Sometimes I think that I may have been better off if someone had guided me through college, but then again I’ve always liked to learn things the hard way. So I’m not here to be an advisor, but for anyone interested in my bit of advice for freshmen, or anyone else “doing life,” here it is, Addie’s Editorial from “The College Years.”

Halcyon Days in Hot August

Exclusive Online Content

I can remember the entire summer flying by and trying to squeeze the last drop out of every day.

 

Pages

Enter email address below

For eFeatures you can trust