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Merry musings are sometimes too much

Christmas cards date back to the mid-1800s, and like me, they are quickly becoming dinosaurs.

November 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There's a gray area when it comes to hair

We have a new president, and I make it a point not to delve into politics in this space.

November 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


If only my stuff could move itself

I've moved a few times in my life and quite frankly, I despise it.

November 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smarts can come in short supply

Sometimes, you just have to wonder what people are thinking when they do really stupid stuff.

November 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


This season would be merrier if it were shorter

How much Santa time do we need?

November 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


20 moms find Fanta refreshing for a baby

My wife is a sixth-grade school teacher and every year about this time, she has memorized the names of the dozens of children she teaches.

There are an assortment of syllables that folks have sewn together to create monikers for their offspring.

November 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Birth of Emma Grace brings back memories of her grandpa

Her name is Emma Grace Blackwood and she weighs all of 9 pounds. She has a head full of dark hair and she looks just like her mama.

November 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Be careful who you’re calling gullible

The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.

October 19, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A humble note for The Big Guy

Dear God,

October 19, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


His love of the game is the stuff of legends

In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it would heal and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.

October 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Feel that crispness in the air? Fall is here

One of my colleagues asked this week, in a sort of rhetorical way, why people make the annual pilgrimage to the mountains to look at leaves.

It's a good question.

October 11, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A woman with sights set high in the mountains

Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president.

October 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


There’s a reason you have nicknames

The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Feeling low? Try your hand at a trackhoe

I'm not quite ready to go and change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.

September 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Parents, pastors and teachers can look up to these boys

The Optimist Club in Forsyth County invited me over this week to be their speaker. I knew it was a group of optimists because of the sign and the fact that they meet at 7 in the morning. You have to be an optimist to be willing to listen to someone speak that early in the morning.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Music is good for the spirit

Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."

August 24, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Family builds bonds over Buicks

We were never people with fancy cars. Our first family car was a 1955 Chrysler with lots of chrome. It was a big thing.

August 17, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Imagining evolution of technology

In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.

August 10, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smells like nostalgia: Scents bring memories

I can't see or hear as well as I used to, but my nose seems to work pretty well. The trouble is, things don't smell like they used to.

August 03, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Singing praise for the perfect funeral

Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.

July 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


An ode to cupcake craziness

I've never been good at crazes. Some of them were over before I found out.

July 13, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Seeing summer through a child’s eyes

Summer is the season that gives us so many good memories, especially from our childhood.

July 06, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lifting hopeful voices in a dark place

In my early days of Sunday school, I remember hearing about Paul and Silas, who were singing and praising the Lord in prison.

June 29, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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