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Glazer: Longing for some good ol’ Mayberry justice

Last night, I realized I had failed my daughter. She was home from college for a brief visit and we settled in for some TV time. We flipped through a couple of thousand channels, most of them permutations of various "Law and Order" franchises, until I stumbled across a 1961 episode of "The Andy Griffith Show."

March 21, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Celebrating courage of ‘A Natural Woman’

I came of age in the 1970s. Carole King composed the soundtrack to my early college years. And not just mine, it appears. Her 1971 album, "Tapestry" is, even to this day, one of the best-selling albums of all time.

March 07, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Countering the message in the merchandise

It's not hard to identify with Utah mom Judy Cox's frustration. She was recently shopping in her local mall with her 18-year-old son when she spotted the window display in the PacSun boutique.

February 21, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Bear necessities, and a win-win for all

Every family has its little traditions. When I was growing up, each year from the time I was 4 until I entered high school, there was a birthday trip to the Atlanta Zoo. Every August, I would invite a friend and my parents would take us on a day trip.

January 24, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: If you’re cold now, trying living under a bridge

I'm writing this on one of the coldest nights I've ever experienced. I'm sitting at the kitchen table encased in flannel pajamas, a fleece robe, earmuffs, a Chenille infinity scarf and two pairs of socks. Across my lap is a heated throw and a space heater buzzes industriously at my feet.

January 10, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Tweet heard 'round the world

Let's look at some numbers, shall we? Africa disproportionately bears the burden of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. There are 34 million people living with AIDS worldwide; of those, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa.

December 28, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: A Tweet heard 'round the world

Let's look at some numbers, shall we? Africa disproportionately bears the burden of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. There are 34 million people living with AIDS worldwide; of those, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa.

December 27, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Finally, a home for Vashti ... uh, Betty

I heard about the abandoned kitten last week. My friend Lisa lives in a trailer community with five or six other families. She told the story with the breathless terror that most folks reserve for relating their encounter with a bear ... or a zombie.

December 13, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Celebrating faith and blended holidays

Ruth Parsons is not a lady one can easily say no to. She called out of the blue one day to ask if I would speak at the ecumenical Thanksgiving Day program she was organizing at Lanier Village Estates, a retirement community in North Hall County.

November 22, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: True South is one of many different tongues

Few things irritate me more than hearing a non-Southerner try to imitate a Southern accent. No man has gotten it right since Gregory Peck in "To Kill a Mockingbird." No woman has ever gotten it right. Need an example? Kyra Sedgwick in "The Closer." Case closed.

November 15, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Writing back to your past teen self

The book was on the yard sale table underneath a stack of romance novels and James Patterson mysteries. The title was intriguing: "Dear Me: A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self." Opening it, I read a touching inscription to a granddaughter on the occasion of her high school graduation.

July 05, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Paging Dr. Cosby about 2 different diseases

I first heard Bill Cosby on my parents' hi-fi. It was in the mid-60s, when comedy albums were all the rage. "Why Is There Air?" was the best of the best in 1965, winning a Grammy. After that, he seemed to be everywhere, starring in "I Spy" then "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and for eight years as the affable Dr. Huxtable of "The Cosby Show."

June 21, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: Kids learn from consequences

My generation, the one that came of age shortly after dinosaurs stopped roaming the earth, was punished with paddlings. Both at school and at home, teachers and parents responded to serious misdeeds with swift swats. I only recall a couple of spankings and I can't say that's what molded me into a solid citizen. But I also can't say they led me to alcoholic ruin or incipient bed wetting.

June 07, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: How Xena and Jonny rescued each other

Over time, I've fallen into a morning routine that has become invariable. I wake up, feed the animals, make coffee, read the headlines on gainesvilletimes.com and then log on to Facebook.

May 10, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Glazer: More armor is not the answer to a dangerous world

I remember the days when my children played in the woods near our house and I worried about snakes. I remember fearing a drunk or distracted driver might lose control and run down one of my girls as she pedaled her bike around the neighborhood.

April 26, 2013 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


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Glazer: Is it better to confront hatred or ignore it?

It was around 1989 when some permutation of the Ku Klux Klan and a motley group of affiliated miscreants applied for and was - as is their right - given permission to demonstrate in Gainesville. At the time my business was located in the Jackson Building on downtown's Washington Street.

April 18, 2014 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


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