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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


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


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


What is in a name?

I remember going to places such as Six Flags and Stone Mountain when I was a kid. I was always fascinated with the key chains, pencils and bike tags with names on them.

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


Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?

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


Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

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


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


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


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