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RICK WATSON

What’s pink with jingle bells around its neck and goes hippity-hop through the mud and snow? more

Rick Watson

When talking with a friend recently, I mentioned that coming up with fresh ideas for this column was sometimes a struggle. more

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

Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

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

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Looking through Facebook posts of my friends this week, I felt a little envious and sad. It seems every other post is someone’s smiling mother. more

Rick Watson

Something interesting happened to me on the way to work this past week. more

Rick Watson

A few weeks ago, I stopped by the forks of the river in Sipsey on the way home. Normally, there are several people there sitting in folding chairs, shooting the bull and watching time pass at the speed of a slow-moving river. more

Rick Watson

I’ve been at a creative low tide since November. Usually, when I get in a slump I simply wait it out. But that tactic wasn’t working this time. more

Rick Watson

What’s pink with jingle bells around its neck and goes hippity-hop through the mud and snow? more

Rick Watson

When talking with a friend recently, I mentioned that coming up with fresh ideas for this column was sometimes a struggle. more

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

Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson. more

Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Rick Watson

My South By Rick Watson more

Rick Watson

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

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

Rick Watson

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

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

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

Rick Watson

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

Rick Watson

Snake’s surprise helps lesson sink in. more

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

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

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"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

Rick Watson

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May 2018