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    A Meditation On Father’s Day

                            At age 56, I am now four years older than my father was when he died.              For many years, I rarely thought of Daddy.  Primarily, I thought about him every January 6, the anniversary of the day he died. Annually, this is a day upon which my mother and I have the same conversation, rehearsed and hushed.  I loved him, and one might expect me to have thought of him more often, to have honored him, but I did not, at least not until recently.  Before you draw too many conclusions, though, bear in mind that I could not see him clearly.             Have you ever looked…

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    The Grease Goddess

    This article has nothing to do with white-collar crime, as best I can tell, but who can argue with the new  Grease Goddess of Athens, Alabama? When Helen Carter of Elkmont received notification that she is the first “Athena, Grease Goddess” for Saturday’s second annual Athens Grease Festival, she thought the caller was pulling her fried chicken leg. “I don’t know what to say,” Carter said. “Are you joking with me? That’s pretty dad-gum good.” Carter worked 25 years as director of the Athens Senior Center. “She gives Athens the royal treatment when it comes to her volunteering spirit. My idea was to honor someone who, like the Greek version…