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You don’t what you got till she's gone

My mama was not cool. She mispronounced the names of rock groups in front of my friends, which made them giggle. She referred to The Beatles as "those old beetle bugs."

May 09, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Life in the ‘big’ world lost some of its ‘real’

In my childhood, there were many of those milestone events when you moved up to the next level. For some reason, we assigned the adjective "big" or "real" to them.

May 02, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Relaxation with just a road map

UNADILLA - Everybody has their dream of their perfect getaway. For some, it is the mountains. For others it is the beach.

April 25, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There she is, Little Miss Grits

WARWICK - Every year about this time, the folks of Warwick gather to pay homage to the Georgia's official processed food: grits.

April 18, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


You can’t cure loneliness with just a pop of a pill

If you watch commercial TV for more than an hour, you're likely going to see commercials for various pharmaceutical products.

April 11, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Welcome Easter and the wearing of white

If you're reading this in a part of the world where they serve sweet tea, you can pull out your white shoes, your white pants and your linen suit.

April 04, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Beauty is in the eye of the banana seat's beholder

On the first day of spring, before the snow returned, I had visions of grandeur. As I have in years past, I dreamed of becoming physically fit.

March 27, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tiger’s got your tongue at upcoming tournament

I have some friends in the Augusta area who are devotees of The Masters golf tournament. They are pretty excited that a player by the name of Eldrick is going to play in their upcoming tourney.

March 21, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


We need our own springtime sparrows

When it comes to snow, I have passed the point where I want to go out and play.

March 14, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A lifetime of lessons came from 4-H clubs

I was in fifth grade when the announcement was made that a meeting of the 4-H club was being held that day.

March 06, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Roving gangs strike fear in the hearts of — foliage?

We've got a gang problem in my neighborhood.

February 28, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Gather 'round for a cuppa joe and some good conversation

STATESBORO - I have visited 157 of the 159 counties in Georgia. They all have a courthouse. Some are big and stately, others are rather plain.

February 20, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Don't act your age, act your shoe size

I am a fan of the eternal optimist. The person who sees the glass half full rather than half empty.

February 14, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A heart sustains our bodies and souls

I'm not against Valentine's Day or any of those other commercially oriented observances on the calendar. I just think we should show our love and appreciation on an ongoing basis.

February 06, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Neighborhood characters add spice to our lives

I was in Central Florida recently and someone suggested I take a couple of minutes and drive through the town of Celebration.

January 30, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


It is a fine skill to predict weather

Forecasting the weather is a job I wouldn't want. If you predict rain and it doesn't, folks chuckle and go on their way. If you predict a blizzard and it doesn't happen, folks will stop just short of calling for a lynch mob.

February 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


No more service with a smile from gas station attendants

Somewhere along the way, we will explain to future generations how gasoline once cost about 35 cents a gallon and how someone would pump it for you, check your tires and oil and wipe off your windshield.

January 25, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Times are always changing and are often full of uncertainty

I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

January 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wedding, funeral songs are conversation starters

Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.

January 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Toast to the killer of kudzu

The year begins with outstanding news: A University of Georgia junior has discovered a cure for kudzu.

January 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Year’s resolutions I can keep

It is the season of those wonderful New Year's resolutions. I don't know what bothers me the most, making them or breaking them.

December 28, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A personal Christmas letter to the jolly ol’ elf

Dear Santa,

December 21, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

December 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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