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Harris Blackwood: Losing the song from our hearts, minds

We used to be singing people. We sang in the car. We gathered around the piano and sang old hymns, folk songs and songs that made us laugh.

March 13, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Missing the friendly neighbor as spring nears

There are all sorts of things people point to as the sure signs of spring. I don't know how reliable they are, but I'll take them.

March 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: In awe of the state's Capitol

In my real job, I work in a building complex that includes the state Capitol building. This time of year, 180 House members and 56 senators gather for the 40-day session of the General Assembly.

February 28, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Spreading the love to wives who lost spouse

This week was one of those weeks that I was struggling with a fresh idea for a column. Then, one of the random thoughts that popped into my head was I am glad I'm not like some historical figures who had as many as 40 wives.

February 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Forecasting the weather all around the world

Weather may be the most universal topic among humans. When I call friends in other parts of the country, I often ask about the weather.

January 31, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The Eagles must soar in song without Glenn Frey

In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.

January 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Tipping your hat to Deshaun Watson

College football is a phenomenon I enjoy watching. Not the game itself, but the spectacle that is the football fanatic.

January 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Get 2nd opinion before ‘American Idol’ audition

In 1952, a 7-year-old girl from Georgia made her national debut on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour singing a song that had been introduced by Nat "King" Cole called "Too Young."

January 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Chuck Clausen made a big impression

Chuck Clausen had one of those voices that was instantly recognizable. One did not have to turn around to see who was speaking when that deep Midwestern growl was heard.

January 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: If you fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, get back on

This week, many of us will take a sip from the fountain of eternal optimism. This is the week we will resolve to do something better in the New Year.

December 26, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Not all people have holiday off from work

I hope you get to spend Christmas with your family, because nothing is more special than your relationship with family.

December 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Blackwood: South Africa more than a mission to Jane Lawson; it's home

Jane Lawson will be home for Christmas.

December 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Good sales clerks know the right fit

My mama's first job was as a sales clerk at the largest store, Gallant-Belk, in downtown Monroe, Ga.

December 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Customs, odd complaints on Thanksgiving

If you think something wonderful or almost magical happens to people this time of year, think again.

November 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Enjoying the adventures along Route 66

Sometimes I think I may have fit in better in an earlier generation. I would have loved to have been around in the heyday of ...

August 28, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Kudzu causes fussing and cussing in the yard

Kudzu was introduced to the United States at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. In the 1930s, kudzu was thought to be a wonderful ...

August 21, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Movie remakes aren’t as magical as originals

Sadly, I think Hollywood is running out of ideas for movies and continues to recycle old ones in an effort to draw people to the ...

August 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The ascent and decline of the U.S. space program

My mama often decided certain events were historical and I should pay attention to them.

July 24, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: I was too busy to notice the heat and humidity

As I trudged through the sweltering heat, going from the air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned house, I wondered how we survived when I was a ...

July 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Remember our country’s wonderful history

Last year, my daughter and I visited Philadelphia and stopped at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

July 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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