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TV is to blame for fading our accents

It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.

April 07, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Can't top a classic Easter tradition

The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.

March 31, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


This is the week to find yourself a church

If you're in the church business, this is the big week. It's hard to make comparisons, but if you used sporting events, this would be the World Series, Super Bowl, Daytona 500 and the Masters all rolled into one giant happening.

March 24, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A pope, and a preacher, each with a calling

There were two religious announcements last week. First, the Roman Catholic Church has a new pope, Francis I.

March 17, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The antique art of handwriting is worth preserving

Recently, my wife and I visited a couple of antique stores. We were just browsing.

March 10, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


March is always worth the wait

We used to have this drawer where we kept all of the trading stamps. There were S&H Green Stamps, which were given by the Big Apple supermarket. You also had Top Value Stamps from Winn-Dixie and Gold Bond stamps from Colonial stores.

March 03, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The stuff we leave behind says a lot about us

On a recent weekend, my wife and I visited an estate sale. If you've never been to one, an estate sale is a garage sale of dead people's stuff.

February 24, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Greco, shmeco: Games need some real rasslin'

I was surprised to hear that the folks who run the Olympics are doing away with wrestling.

February 17, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Always in search of the right 'after'

There is a commercial on TV for some diet plan. In the spot, the heavy version of a woman is having a conversation with her thin version.

February 10, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Super Bowl memories are in black & white

When the first Super Bowl was held in 1967, it wasn't even known by that name. It was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. There was no Vince Lombardi Trophy because Lombardi was coaching one of the teams, the Green Bay Packers.

February 03, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering a South Ga. media pioneer

TIFTON - Like many communities in the South, Tifton and the towns nearby had an influx of Jewish merchants in the early part of the 20th century.

January 27, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Ga. House clerk is a daily ray of sunshine

Every weekday morning, I take a walk through the Georgia Capitol. There is nothing new about it; in fact, next year the old girl will be 125 years old.

January 20, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Would an elderly Elvis still have those hips?

One of the mental games I often play is something I call "What if ..."

January 13, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Shopping for big and tall is a hit and miss

I don't know exactly when it happened, but the people who run department stores all got together and assigned labels to people based on their size.

January 06, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Here's a toast to getting the most out of 2013

I was always a big fan of Bugs Bunny cartoons. There was a recurring theme where an electronic machine would transfer the brain and voice of Bugs with Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd or Porky Pig.

December 30, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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My little, big moments with the Braves

As the Atlanta Braves opened their home season, it was a time to remember the night 40 years ago when Henry Aaron landed a ball just beyond the fence at Atlanta Stadium to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time home-run leader.

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


Aged are young again in spring

A friend of ours gave us a ginkgo tree this winter. I painstakingly planted it with a big enough hole and lots of good soil and fertilizer. It has little green buds and is ready to make its debut any day.

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


From mountains to mayhaws, Georgia has it all

It amazes me sometimes how little people know about our state.

March 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tuning up your farewell toasts

Mark Green and I have an agreement about reaching the finish line of life. The one of us who gets there first will fulfill the other's last wishes.

March 09, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The times, they keep a-changing on us

If you like standard time, then this is the week you better drink it in. On March 9, we will set our clocks forward and begin observing daylight saving time.

March 02, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Side effects of prescription drugs advertised on television

The pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune on what is called DTC or direct-to-consumer advertising.

February 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lumping presidents together, by George

We used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as holidays.

February 16, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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