Just Another Day in Paradise

Just Another Day in Paradise


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How can you tell if you're from a small town?
Do you know how to spot a Southerner, or someone from Chicago?
Is there such a thing as drinking too much coffee?
Do you think nostalgia is what it used to be?

Thomas "Sonny" Garrett explores these questions and others in his weekly newspaper column "Odds & Ends." Among his observations and experiences:

* Mother Goose's tales would keep Stephen King awake at night.
* No matter how much you turn up the brightness, TV doesn't get any smarter.
* It's hard to be scared of a hurricane named Fred.
* Politicians - can't live without them,.... on second thought, yes, we can.
* Life sure was a lot more fun before everything was bad for us.
* The older you get, the more personal your relationship with your doctor gets.

Along the way, Sonny has met many interesting people, including:

* One of Arkansas' best trial lawyers who was a real-life "Matlock".
* A service station owner who becomes a victim of the times.
* Old soldiers and new warriors who have much in common.
* A deputy who truly was a peace officer.

These are stories that will make you laugh, make you remember, touch your heart, maybe even bring a tear to your eye. But most of all they will make you feel good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456568597
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2011
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Thomas "Sonny" Garrett has been with The Baxter Bulletin since 1978 and currently serves as editorial page editor, senior writer, entertainment editor, assistant cook and bottle washer. He has received awards from the Arkansas Press Association and Associated Press Managing Editors for news writing, column writing and editorial writing. He and his wife, Kim, have two children - Eli and Amelia -- along with a granddaughter, a dachshund, a cat and a growing extended family. He is the author of "A View from the Hills".

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