When my wife and I married 12 years ago, I never gave much thought to weddings in the future.
First, for nine months, often through morning sickness and aching feet, back and elsewhere, mothers carry a baby until he or she is ready to debut.
I have great memories of kindergarten. I don't know why. This is usually where I insert a joke about it being the three greatest years of my life.
When he died last week, Pete Wheeler held the record as the longest serving head of a state agency. He had been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Services since 1954.
For more than four years, a young fellow named Josh Turner has accompanied me on my ride to Atlanta.
A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.
There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.
I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.
I remember going to places such as Six Flags and Stone Mountain when I was a kid. I was always fascinated with the key chains, pencils and bike tags with names on them.
We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?
This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.
Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.
When I was a kid in Social Circle, our town doctor used to make an ice sculpture of sorts when it got really cold.
In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.
Back in the days before the interstate highway system would take you where you needed to go, we used to take a cross-country route to Jekyll Island or to visit family in Jacksonville, Fla.
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In the past few days, many people have been heard. They include people who wave Confederate flags and hate Confederate flags as well as people who are gay or those who hate gays.
Some towns have lots to brag about. And some of them do it on their city limits sign.
I don't know if I was good student or just had good teachers, but I have vivid recollections of my days in vacation Bible school.
I don't know how to explain it, but something happens when I see our American flag being presented in a ceremony.
My friend, Coleen Ivey, received an honorary diploma from Gainesville High School recently. At 88, she has about 70 years seniority on most high school seniors.
Curtis Segars was never my principal.
Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.
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