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Glazer: Speaking of optimism, a salute to our state champion

We parents have to start early, teaching our children all sorts of things. Potty training, "please" and "thank you," sharing, no hitting. As they grow older, the lessons grow more complex. Time management. Delayed gratification. Community involvement. Dealing with disappointment.

May 11, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Workplace can spark a kid’s imagination

Before I get started on today's column I want to let everyone know about a wonderful new development involving Hall County Schools. Earlier this spring, writer Tack Cornelius and I each submitted columns bemoaning the lack of speech and debate programs in local high schools. I'm thrilled to report that next year Johnson High School will offer just such a class, led by veteran teacher Charity Wang. Kudos, Knights!

April 27, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: A life with no diploma is not easy

It's that time of year. Time for me to start writing a high school commencement address, just in case I'm tapped. Not that I ever have been, mind you, but one never knows.

April 13, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Conclusion jumping, yet one item stands out

The human brain is wired to seek patterns. That's why we see the man in the moon and Jesus on a grilled cheese sandwich. Our subconscious mind takes the unfamiliar and tries to make it familiar.

March 30, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: This grasshopper stocks up on Tide

My husband and I have a mixed marriage. The disparity isn't race, religion, politics or college football loyalties. It's not even that I'm a lark, up before the sun, and he's an owl, wide awake until there's nothing on TV but infomercials.

March 16, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: An early spring we didn’t earn

It just hit me the other day as I drove down Green Street. I spotted the hill covered in daffodils on the corner at Ridgewood and realized winter is over.

March 02, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Memories of a debate mom

Back in January of 2009, I wrote a column about attending a debate tournament with a busload of kids from North Hall High School. At the time, my daughter, Rachel, was a freshman, just cutting her allegorical teeth on individual event competitions such as humorous and dramatic interpretation.

February 17, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: It’s parents’ job to make kids eat healthier

The little boy tagged along with his father to a meeting held at an all-you-care-to-eat buffet restaurant. I guess I could describe him as stout or portly or chunky but, truth be told, the child was obese. He was probably 60 or 70 pounds overweight. His Spiderman T-shirt strained across his belly and his neck had disappeared into his chins. He had breasts.

February 03, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Let’s keep the Web a free-flowing source for ideas

The Internet has changed and enhanced my life in so many ways. For one thing, I met my husband there way back in 1992, when America Online was still running version 1.1.

January 20, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Overheard oddities and insults

I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone who knows me when I say I'm an unrepentant eavesdropper. I like to think it's because I'm a passionate observer of the human condition. My daughter says it's because I'm nosy.

January 06, 2012 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: A punch in the gut to holiday cheer

It's the eve of Christmas Eve, the fourth night of Hanukkah. It's nice when the two holidays fall close together on the calendar and everybody is feeling festive at the same time.

December 23, 2011 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Getting locked up for tasting the grapes

When I lived in Columbus (that's Georgia, not Ohio), I subscribed to the local newspaper, the Ledger-Enquirer.

December 09, 2011 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: ‘War on Christmas trees’ is really just a little green marketing push

The problem is very real. Sales of live-cut Christmas trees have been falling for years. Fresh-tree sales declined from 37 million in 1991 to 31 million in 2007. Meanwhile, artificial tree sales nearly doubled to 17.4 million between 2003 and 2007.

November 25, 2011 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: College takes higher education to lower level

Our daughter, Rachel's, senior year is here at last. It's been a flurry of SAT Saturdays and scholarship application deadlines. Every day the mailbox is full of brochures and invitations from colleges as far away as Maine and Hawaii.

November 11, 2011 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

Glazer: Sugar and spice has little value in some minds

Last week I bumped into the daughter of an acquaintance. I hadn't seen her since she was in middle school and, now, here she was with a brand new baby. The infant was adorable, dressed in a camouflage-patterned green sleeper and a white hat.

October 14, 2011 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists

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