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RICK WATSON

There’s an old rake in our shed with a handle worn smooth from use. We inherited it from Jilda’s mom, Ruby, along with many other things. more

Aug 23, 2017 2:52 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Jun 27, 2017 3:25 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

May 24, 2017 4:05 PM Rick Watson

Jilda and I did some autumn cleaning last Sunday in preparation for our monthly League of Extra Ornery Songwriters meeting, which was at our house this month. more

Sep 22, 2014 7:52 PM Rick Watson

There’s an old rake in our shed with a handle worn smooth from use. We inherited it from Jilda’s mom, Ruby, along with many other things. more

Aug 23, 2017 2:52 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson. more

Apr 27, 2017 4:05 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Mar 28, 2017 4:55 PM Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Feb 24, 2017 7:44 PM Rick Watson

It’s easy to forget how sensitive animals can be. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:50 PM Rick Watson

Rick Watson is a columnist and author. His latest book, “Life Changes,” is available on Amazon.com. You can contact him at rick@homefolkmedia.com. more

Dec 28, 2016 7:43 PM Rick Watson

Now the countdown can begin for Christmas at the Watson household. more

Nov 21, 2016 9:58 PM Rick Watson

The month of October is not for pluviophiles (people who love rainy days), because it’s one of the driest months in the South. But it’s probably the favorite month of the “philes” who love sunsets. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:36 PM Rick Watson

Quality and quantity are two concepts we face almost daily in our lives. We find ourselves making decisions based on one or the other. For some, quantity is key. But some prefer quality. The reasons we choose one or the other are many. more

Aug 30, 2016 3:06 PM Rick Watson

Like most people my age, I started doing chores early in life. Some tasks were more enjoyable than others. more

Jul 26, 2016 7:15 PM Rick Watson

Snake’s surprise helps lesson sink in. more

Jun 21, 2016 7:20 PM Rick Watson

"This morning when I moved some magazines to make room for two mugs of steaming coffee, I accidentally knocked a yellow glass ball off the table." more

Apr 26, 2016 9:24 PM Rick Watson

"​Baseball season gets underway this month, and I hope the Atlanta Braves have a better year than they had last year." more

Mar 22, 2016 8:28 PM Rick Watson

"March is Peanut Butter Lover’s month. Now there’s a holiday I can sink my teeth into. Jilda and I love peanut butter." more

Feb 22, 2016 7:02 PM Rick Watson

"As I sit here writing, the aroma of simmering vegetable soup and cornbread baking in the oven makes it hard to focus. " more

Jan 25, 2016 4:49 PM Rick Watson

"Looking back, some of the best times of my life were near the ocean." more

Dec 21, 2015 4:59 PM Rick Watson

"December is a month of reflection for me. It’s the time of year when I think back at everything that has happened. It seems to me with all things considered, the good times usually outweigh the bad." more

Nov 23, 2015 4:33 PM Rick Watson

"My grandmother used to tell me of life in the South before electricity and modern conveniences. They kept some of their food in a well in summer to keep it cold. We could have used a well this week. As always, there’s a story behind it." more

Oct 26, 2015 5:05 PM Rick Watson

Everything seems to be in slow motion when I fly fish. I guess that’s why I didn’t know the water was rising. I wouldn’t have realized at all had I not seen one shoe was floating away like an untethered canoe out of the corner of my eye. more

Aug 28, 2015 2:45 PM Rick Watson

I’d been reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and just finished the part about him fly fishing in Spain with friends. Standing on my deck, I thought to myself that fly fishing would be a better use of my afternoon. more

Jun 17, 2015 6:37 PM Rick Watson

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