It was Nov. 6, 2004, and a beautiful sunny day in Athens. The Georgia Bulldogs were away at Kentucky and my wife's cousin was getting married.
I love when new TV anchors come to town.
I'm not quite sure who dubbed Merle Haggard as "the Poet of the Common Man," but he was right.
Whether we want to admit it, we like hearing our names.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.
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.
In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.
College football is a phenomenon I enjoy watching. Not the game itself, but the spectacle that is the football fanatic.
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."
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.
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.
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