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Harris Blackwood: Preserve the people who make good biscuits

Baseball great Ted Williams died with the hope someone would be able to remake him one day.

March 12, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Every business card in your pocket has a story

Every business card in your pocket has a story

March 05, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Judging food’s freshness the old-fashioned way

When one goes scavenging in the refrigerator or cupboard for something to eat, there is always that question as to whether or not it is "bad."

February 26, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Making furry additions to the family

When our dog died a couple of years ago, we left the ranks of dog owners.

February 19, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Adding 21st century terms to our vocabulary

In all of my working years, I have always had a dictionary near my desk.

February 12, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Cheering for Atlanta Falcons to win

I grew up in a baseball household.

February 05, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Keeping Southern state of mind about the Atlanta Falcons

Lordy mercy, the Falcons are going to the Super Bowl and the trash talk has already started.

January 29, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Looking for survival in Sears Roebuck

Richard Sears was a railroad freight agent in North Redwood Falls, Minn.

January 22, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Honoring the legacy of a longtime friend

There are events in this life that often leave us longing for more. It can be a great meal, a good book or movie or an exciting sporting event.

January 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Paying a tribute to the creator of the red Solo Cup

On the long list of people who died in 2016 is the name of Robert Hulseman.

January 08, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: New year brings a welcome do-over for us all

Sometimes, when I am writing the column, I start out with an idea and it just falls flat. When that happens, I will highlight everything and press the delete key.

January 01, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Cherishing the Christmas meaning

It's Christmas. Well, it is the day we celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 25, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Here's my ‘like’ list of life’s simplest pleasures

Sometimes, you just need to make a list of simple things that you like. I did that this week.

July 23, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Why we need the human touch — you can’t send a tomato by email

Georgia Power has announced that it is closing its local business offices around the state. I don't really blame them; I haven't been ...

July 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The dearly departed always deserve kind words

An old song from the 1930s is "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone." The song is about the parting of lovers ...

July 09, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: One mom puts a face on the horrible cost of drunken driving

I have spent the last 6½ years advocating that people not drink, text or speed while driving.

July 02, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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