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Zac Brown, Gary Allan And The Whole Debate About What Is Country Music [Opinion]

If you've been paying attention we've been killing Country Music for decades yet the genre has never been stronger. Years ago Ray Price was going to ruin the Nashville sound and Charlie Rich literally tried to burn the entertainer of the year in effigy on live TV. This grand lady that is country music has big arms that are wide open for anyone that wants to share their interpretation of three chords and the truth.

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Want To Feel Better? Stay Away From Facebook [Opinion]

Is the social media phenomenon becoming our latest social disease? Is time on Facebook sending more and more people into the depths of depression and despair? See if you don't agree with some of the observations that we have made about the very antisocial consequences of social media.

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Katrina 8 Years Later [Opinion]

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is thriving, parts of New Orleans are a ghost town and may never be neighborhoods again. What's the difference? Is it too many waiting on a hand out or too many hands reaching into the recovery funds for personal gain?

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Defying Gravity – What I Hope I Have Taught My Kids [Opinion]

A song from the musical Wicked inspires my rant today. Okay it isn't so much of a rant as it is a plea from a father trying to come to grips with the fact that his kids are growing up and ready to soar into their own future.

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espensorvik, Flickr
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Phantom Phone Vibration – What Is Really Happening In Your Pants [Opinion]

Here is a logical and reasonable explanation for what is occurring when you feel that faint vibration of your phone while it is in your pants pocket. Who knew we were all so important.

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Ballpark Sign Warns Parents They Have To Play Nice As Well

To curb parents from berating coaches, umpires and yes even the children playing the game one city has crafted a rather clever solution. Read what the rest of this sign says and tell me if you would like to see something similar posted where your child plays ball.

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Graduation – It Isn’t The Ceremony I Remember [Opinion]

Sometimes things, even stuffy old ceremonies, need to change and whether or not we think they change for the better doesn't matter because this wasn't our moment to celebrateto begin with.

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Leukos, Getty Imahes
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Has The Smartphone Killed The 3-Day Weekend? [Opinion]

Is this really how we want to live? Do we need to be in touch so closely via our phone that we are losing contact with those in the same room. Here is an observation I invite you to make, look around the restaurant, bar, festival or waiting room. How many people have a telephone out and are totally ignoring the person next to them?

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Veteran Teacher’s Brutaly Honest Resignation Video [Opinion]

I am afraid teachers of this caliber are slowly going the way of the dinosaur. It is we the people that are allowing this to happen and we should be very ashamed.

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My grandfather, Darrel Sonnier (1941-2010)
My grandfather, Darrel Sonnier (1941-2010)
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Remembering My Grandfather Three Years Later

T. S. Eliot wrote in his poem The Waste Land that "April is the cruelest month."  As the son of an English teacher, I'd heard this line recited many times.  I never thought anything of it because, for me, it was a lie.  After

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