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Harris Blackwood: Moving past grief with happy memories of loved ones

On the first Sunday in November, a number of churches celebrate All Saints Day.

November 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Preserving tales of the past for future generations

One of the most flattering compliments I am given is when someone tells me that they envy my writing skills.

October 25, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Oh my, the wonders of the fall season arrive

Fall is my favorite season.

October 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Walking through life with your children

It was 25 years ago when I first saw a person come into this world. It seems like only yesterday.

October 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Seeing life of "Amazing Grace" author on Broadway stage

NEW YORK - Grace is not a word often used to describe New York City. But in a theater on the southern end of the Theater District, an exhibition of grace really touched me.

October 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


‘Happy Birthday’ free from copyright

Once a year, "Happy Birthday to You" is your song.

September 27, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


TVs have changed furniture design

I once was a furniture maker.

September 20, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering both pain and heroism on key anniversary

Depending on your age, there are milestone events that are forever etched in your mind. You know exactly where you were when John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King was killed. Maybe it was the day Elvis died.

September 13, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering the invention of the telethon

In the pre-cable TV days when our television choices were limited to a handful of channels, the idea of an around-the-clock entertainment show to benefit a charity was a novel idea.

September 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Neighborly visits to the older adults

I've always had a special place in my heart for older folks. I don't know how that happened, it just did.

August 30, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Things college freshman only know as history

You might not know Beloit College in Wisconsin, but a group of faculty and staff members have put the college on the map with their annual Mindset List.

August 23, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


'Bad' words from the mouths of adults

Sometimes in adulthood, I have said some things I regretted, but I never reached over and popped a bar of soap into my mouth.

August 16, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


It's a tough job to be a teacher

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

August 09, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


It's a tough job to be a teacher

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

August 09, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering the joys of cartoons

If Acme Products Co. was really in business, I would be a good customer.

August 02, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Articles By Author - Harris Blackwood


Harris Blackwood: Making furry additions to the family

When our dog died a couple of years ago, we left the ranks of dog owners.

February 19, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Adding 21st century terms to our vocabulary

In all of my working years, I have always had a dictionary near my desk.

February 12, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: Honoring the legacy of a longtime friend

There are events in this life that often leave us longing for more. It can be a great meal, a good book or movie or ...

January 16, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


Harris Blackwood: New year brings a welcome do-over for us all

Sometimes, when I am writing the column, I start out with an idea and it just falls flat. When that happens, I will highlight everything ...

January 01, 2017 | Harris Blackwood | Columnists


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