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Harris Blackwood: Spreading the love to wives who lost spouse

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.

February 14, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: And the band will play on

Mercer Crook is a rock 'n' roller.

February 07, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Forecasting the weather all around the world

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.

January 31, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: The Eagles must soar in song without Glenn Frey

In the summer of 1972, radio was still dominated by AM.

January 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Tipping your hat to Deshaun Watson

College football is a phenomenon I enjoy watching. Not the game itself, but the spectacle that is the football fanatic.

January 17, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Get 2nd opinion before ‘American Idol’ audition

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."

January 10, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Chuck Clausen made a big impression

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.

January 03, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: If you fall off the New Year's resolution wagon, get back on

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.

December 26, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Not all people have holiday off from work

I hope you get to spend Christmas with your family, because nothing is more special than your relationship with family.

December 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Blackwood: South Africa more than a mission to Jane Lawson; it's home

Jane Lawson will be home for Christmas.

December 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Good sales clerks know the right fit

My mama's first job was as a sales clerk at the largest store, Gallant-Belk, in downtown Monroe, Ga.

December 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Customs, odd complaints on Thanksgiving

If you think something wonderful or almost magical happens to people this time of year, think again.

November 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Sense of touch is one I hope to keep for a long time

Now that I am well into the second half of my life, I realize I am much like a car I drove until it would go no more.

November 22, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Watching evolution of TV channels

I have used several gallons of newspaper ink throughout the years in pining for the way things used to be.

November 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Millions of reasons US is free, brave

I woke up this morning in a place that is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.

November 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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Articles By Author - 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


Harris Blackwoood: Maintaining the Christmas kindness year-round

A popular doughnut chain has a neon sign that is illuminated when it sells freshly glazed, hot doughnuts. It has lured me in more than ...

November 27, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: 'Tis the season to be thankful for others

Once again, it is time for my annual column of thanks.

November 20, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Maintain respect when it comes to politics

In the online world, I have lots of friends with varying political views.

November 13, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: New book has century of Gainesville High stories

It's hard to imagine, but the Gainesville Red Elephants have been playing football at the same place for a century.

November 06, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Vote, let your voice be heard

I don't know anyone who actually stands around the water cooler, but we often use the idea of "water cooler conversations" to describe what ...

October 23, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Hanging out with Orford's 'Sugar Daddy'

ORFORD, N.H. - Standing on Peter Thomson's back porch, you have a spectacular view of Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern ...

October 16, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Avoid distractions and use your seat belt

I try not to use this space in connection with my real job. I am much more content to offer my take on everyday things ...

October 09, 2016 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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