I've moved a few times in my life and quite frankly, I despise it. I used to travel lightly. One time, I moved from one apartment complex to another one next door. I loaded everything on a twin bed with wheels and just pushed it from one parking lot to the next. That may rank as the easiest move I ever made. There was a time in my life when the lure of pizza and ...
Sometimes, you just have to wonder what people are thinking when they do really stupid stuff. A man over in the western portion of our state decided to steal some electric wire belonging to the Georgia Power Co. Unfortunately, he thought that the lines were not energized. They were. No charges were filed because it is difficult to file charges against a dead man. I'm sure his last words were something poignant, like "I know ...
How much Santa time do we need? I got a notice this week from a big mall that Santa has arrived. I think the reason Santa arrives so early is for snooty little mamas to go and look at him and compare him with Santa at another mall to decide which one is the best-looking Santa. Before we got past Halloween, several stores had already put up Christmas decorations. Christmas is now reaching the point ...
My wife is a sixth-grade school teacher and every year about this time, she has memorized the names of the dozens of children she teaches. There are an assortment of syllables that folks have sewn together to create monikers for their offspring.
Her name is Emma Grace Blackwood and she weighs all of 9 pounds. She has a head full of dark hair and she looks just like her mama.
The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.
Dear God, It's me again. I think of myself as your good and faithful servant, and I certainly hope you see it this way, especially when my time comes. It seems that there are a lot more folks who claim to be speaking for you. They invoke your name on everything. I had someone come and see me who was running for office. He said he was running because you told him to. I'm not ...
In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it would heal and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.
One of my colleagues asked this week, in a sort of rhetorical way, why people make the annual pilgrimage to the mountains to look at leaves. It's a good question.
Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president. Cox, 51, was inaugurated July 25 as the 21st president of Young Harris College. I was invited and went. If you haven't been to a college presidential inauguration, there is a lot of pomp and circumstance and a good number of academic types in big robes. Nobody said anything in Latin, or anything like that, but it was pretty impressive. Cathy Cox and I ...
The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.
I'm not quite ready to go and change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.
The Optimist Club in Forsyth County invited me over this week to be their speaker. I knew it was a group of optimists because of the sign and the fact that they meet at 7 in the morning. You have to be an optimist to be willing to listen to someone speak that early in the morning.
Technology, in my opinion, has ruined the road trip. Now, there are some improvements I've gladly accepted, such as air conditioning and FM radio. But the guy who invented that DVD player for the car should be punished. A kid younger than 10 can't ride in a car for more than 20 miles without playing a DVD. What's worse, you can now get two DVDs built into your SUV or minivan. If Johnny likes action ...
The network morning shows only have news for about the first 30 minutes. From that point on they launch into everything from how to cure a hangnail to picking a couple to have a wedding on a New York street corner.
College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.
The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.
At just about every college you can think of, there is a tradition uniquely identified with the football team. Some of them are historic while others are almost hysterical.
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.
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.
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.
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