Editorials
On the pros and cons of nostalgia
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” - Marcel Pagnol I ha...
Feb 26, 2014 | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Optimism, impatience and our new lakes bridges
I’m not particularly superstitious, but I try to stop myself short of saying something will or won’t happen within my lifetime. Fate, if such a thing exists, might not look kindly on being tempted ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
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Apparently, Cadiz needs a ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’-style slogan
Last week, I was inspired to discover the origin of the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas.” Turns out, it’s not as old as I thought. In 1985, the Texas Department of Transportation was looking for an a...
Jan 29, 2014 | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baby Brag/Pet Pride, Historical Review and a few random thoughts
This week, The Cadiz Record is working on a pair of projects that I think display in a great way the close-knit small-town feel of our newspaper. They’re both annual projects, and one of them has b...
Jan 22, 2014 | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheerleaders missing a basketball game somehow became a big deal Friday
Join me as I ring in the new year by exploring a little local drama. What drama, you ask? Cheerleaders. Where did I first learn of this drama? Where else? Facebook. Trigg County High School’s cheer...
Jan 08, 2014 | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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As 2013 comes to an end, here’s a list of things that happened
Since Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year, this week’s issue was published on Tuesday. That means New Year’s Day is also on a Wednesday, which means next week’s paper will be published next Tu...
Dec 25, 2013 | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mom updates my Christmas story, and the worm was right
From my column last week: Again, sometime around 25 years ago, I can recall opening gifts at one of our family gatherings. Box after box, nothing but clothes. Who does that to a kid? I’d spent the ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 357 357 recommendations | email to a friend
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I’m old enough to remember when ...
I am scheduled to turn 34 years old at the end of this month. Depending on who you ask, that’s either old enough to be considered middle-aged or too young to be complaining about how old I sometime...
Dec 04, 2013 | 376 376 recommendations | email to a friend
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In memory of John Egerton
John Waldon Egerton, who spent roughly 50 years writing about the South, is easily one of the more famous people to have been raised in Trigg County. Egerton, who wrote about Southern culture, soci...
Nov 27, 2013 | 384 384 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s been a busy week, so you get a bit of everything from me in this column
What a week. If this reads like a stream-of-consciousness column, there’s a reason for that. *** First, thanks for reading The Cadiz Record! One of the ways we try to show appreciation to the commu...
Nov 20, 2013 | 401 401 recommendations | email to a friend
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