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Move over, old man; here's the baby in a top hat

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its ...

December 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Ah, the frenzied magic that is Christmas Eve

There is just something about Christmas Eve. The first half is pure crazy with people rushing to finish their shopping, work or whatever has to be done before the holiday.

December 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Some ideas for costumes are all wet

I haven't been to a Halloween party in years, and this year is no exception.

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


Governors everywhere are thanking Blagojevich

As a son of the South, I'm the first to admit we've had some governors who didn't make us look too good in the eyes of the rest of the nation and, for that matter, the world.

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


In face of terminal illness, some teach the meaning of life

Someone decided a few years ago that October was the month we focus on cancer, primarily breast cancer.

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


Memories are made on crystal, fine china

Christmas was always one of those days we used the good china. We also ate in the dining room.

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


Blackwood: Beautiful girls, batons and a side bet on high school football championship

This is one of those columns to clear a few notes from my desk.

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


Cairo wins state championship, gets this nice column

Last week, I made a friendly wager with a newspaper friend in Cairo over the outcome of the Cairo-Flowery Branch game. I lost.

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


What kind of voodoo can you do?

I'm not as up to speed as I should be on voodoo.

December 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wanted: Toy baton for aspiring twirler

All I want for Christmas is a baton.

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


A good man, a tragic ending

If there was ever a picture of a nice guy, it was Frank Harris.

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


Child’s blessings continue to grow

This is another one of those Tevye the Milkman weeks for me.

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


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

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


Snow is nice; ice is ugly

When I was a kid in Social Circle, our town doctor used to make an ice sculpture of sorts when it got really cold.

February 22, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

February 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Evil act of one doesn’t mark entire community

Back in the days before the interstate highway system would take you where you needed to go, we used to take a cross-country route to Jekyll Island or to visit family in Jacksonville, Fla.

February 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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


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