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Rick Watson

Back in July, Father’s Day got me to thinking about the mentors in my life. My father taught me things that have been vital throughout my life. more

Sep 26, 2017 7:59 PM Rick Watson

A word of warning: This is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother, Ricky, and his family. more

Jul 27, 2017 6:00 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

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

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

"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

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

I envy people like the late Steve Jobs, who was one of the creators of Apple. It was not his wealth, or health that is enviable, but his ability to understand with certainty what would resonate with people. more

May 19, 2015 6:57 PM Rick Watson

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I’m slow to anger, but as I was standing in line at a fast-food restaurant recently, an inconsiderate young woman in front of the line pushed me over the edge. more

Feb 23, 2015 7:40 PM Rick Watson

I was stationed at Fort Sherman in Panama in the early 1970s when it was a remote Army complex on the Atlantic end of the canal. more

Jan 26, 2015 10:05 PM Rick Watson

It’s Christmas time at the Watson house. My wife, Jilda, and I have funny ideas about holidays. We like to celebrate Christmas at Christmas. more

Nov 24, 2014 8:43 PM Rick Watson

I was in the Army in November of 1971. For the first time in my life, I couldn’t spend Thanksgiving with my family. more

Oct 27, 2014 5:22 PM Rick Watson

Back in July, Father’s Day got me to thinking about the mentors in my life. My father taught me things that have been vital throughout my life. more

Sep 26, 2017 7:59 PM Rick Watson

A word of warning: This is a bittersweet story about a tiny critter that lived next door in the home of Jilda’s brother, Ricky, and his family. more

Jul 27, 2017 6:00 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

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