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Harris Blackwood: Rekindling goodness at Christmas

In the Broadway musical, "Mame," one scene takes place around Thanksgiving 1929.

December 18, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The beauty of a gift box for Christmas

The guy who invented the clear plastic clamshell packaging is not one of my favorite people.

December 11, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: High and low notes of Christmas carols

I asked my friends on social media to weigh-in this week on Christmas carols and songs.

December 04, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwoood: Maintaining the Christmas kindness year-round

A popular doughnut chain has a neon sign that is illuminated when it sells freshly glazed, hot doughnuts. It has lured me in more than once.

November 27, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: 'Tis the season to be thankful for others

Once again, it is time for my annual column of thanks.

November 20, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Maintain respect when it comes to politics

In the online world, I have lots of friends with varying political views.

November 13, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: New book has century of Gainesville High stories

It's hard to imagine, but the Gainesville Red Elephants have been playing football at the same place for a century.

November 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Costumes changing with times

We get several magazines each month at our house. Many of them are addressed to the dear woman who bears the burden of being married to me.

October 30, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Vote, let your voice be heard

I don't know anyone who actually stands around the water cooler, but we often use the idea of "water cooler conversations" to describe what average, everyday folks are chatting about.

October 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Hanging out with Orford's 'Sugar Daddy'

ORFORD, N.H. - Standing on Peter Thomson's back porch, you have a spectacular view of Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains.

October 16, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Avoid distractions and use your seat belt

I try not to use this space in connection with my real job. I am much more content to offer my take on everyday things, seasoned with a little spice of life.

October 09, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Be a good influence; become someone’s anchor

A few years ago, the term "active shooter" was not in our vocabulary. Today, it seems one is about every week.

October 02, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The bargain hunter in me is hereditary

I got it from Mama and I passed it on to my daughter. It also rubbed off on my wife, who is not above negotiating sale prices with store managers.

September 25, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Enjoy every moment life gives you

We are unique creatures on this planet. We are the only ones who have a soul. We have the need for human companionship and long for those who we love and have lost.

September 18, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Sept. 11 is day to humbly remember

A few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia native Alan Jackson wrote a song called, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

September 11, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Remembering glory days of summer

In school, we always had a countdown to Christmas break, but it only seemed like a few days. The big countdown was for the final ...

May 21, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Mother's Day comes with an emotional cost

A commercial on the radio was advertising a $5,000 ring for Mother's Day. In the 36 years I had my mother, I didn ...

May 14, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Know your district, nominees when going to vote

The people of the 6th Congressional District went to the polls last week to elect a new congressman.

April 23, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Celebrate Easter every Sunday

I'm an Easter person.

April 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Put down the pie and run a real marathon

I admire a lot of competitive events. I have a lot of respect for folks who can gather with 50,000 other sweaty people and ...

April 09, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Old TV theme songs take us back in time

Television networks need to squeeze out every minute they can these days. One of the ways they have done it is to limit TV theme ...

April 02, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Ted Oglesby was the genuine article

It was 1988, and I took a job as field representative for U.S. Sen. Wyche Fowler. My territory was all of North Georgia, and ...

March 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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