Dan Ponder, Author at The Post-Searchlight


Our Longest Journey

The first step of any journey is usually the most difficult.  It takes us out of our comfort zone and enables us to see life ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Monday, February 19, 2024 9:26 am


Antarctic Circle and Beyond

My bucket list visit to Antarctica has been around a long time.  Little did I know that this particular trip would exceed my wildest imagination.  ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:00 am


And then there was one

J. J. McCarthy felt the sting of defeat in the 2023 College Football Playoffs when the University of Michigan lost to Texas Christian University.  In ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, January 14, 2024 2:16 pm


Ready or not, here it comes

The years go by faster and faster.  My grandfather used to tell me that and I am now old enough to know this to be ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, December 31, 2023 12:00 pm


We will be home for Christmas.

Writing a weekly column is a treat and a challenge at the same time.  Sometimes the words just flow from my fingers as I type.  ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, December 24, 2023 11:30 am


I’ll be home for Christmas

The past few days my wife and I have enjoyed the sights and sounds of New York City.  We love to visit the Big Apple ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, December 10, 2023 12:30 pm

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Miss Mary’s Caramel Cake

The cake made it from Dothan to Panama City to Auburn, as my daughter, Elziabeth, made the rounds with her family over the Thanksgiving holiday. ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, December 3, 2023 11:23 am



At the end of the third song, I leaned over and told my wife, “I thought we were coming to an acapella concert.”  She replied ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, November 26, 2023 12:30 pm


“Why I Attend Church”

I walked into the Renew Sunday School Class five weeks after Mary Lou and I last attended. The class spontaneously broke into applause as I ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, November 12, 2023 9:30 am


Sharpen the Axe

Cowboys and Indians.  It was the game of choice for boys my age sixty years ago.  It was fueled by popular television series of the ... Read more

by Dan Ponder, Sunday, October 29, 2023 12:00 pm

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