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Music’s nice guy encourages others to be generous, too

Bill Gaither is one of the nice guys in the music business.

May 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Did we see the death of ‘sine die’?

I came along in the era when they quit teaching Latin. My Latin is limited to e pluribus unum and my favorite, sine die.

April 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A welcome to new life of spring

I've got several friends who don't believe in God. Our friendship is beyond the point where we debate the subject. We have each tried to sway each other toward our particular point of view without success.

April 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


One man’s castle is another’s mansion

If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of heaven.

April 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Forget sunshine; Florida’s better known for oddball

What do a Florida State Trooper and a mermaid have in common? Later this year, they will both be government employees of the Sunshine State.

March 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


That’s one expensive bed Spitzer lies in

I don't feel sorry for Eliot Spitzer. The now former governor of New York made his own bed and now he can lie in it.

March 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Stay connected to neighbors, not Internet

I thought we had elected the less-government crowd to state government. If my memory serves me correctly, they ran for office on the premise that the government needs to focus on the basics, like having good roads and educating our children.

March 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Keeping time is for the birds

The idea of leap year was first proposed by a guy named Aloysius Lilius, who was also known as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio. Whoever he was, he was a pretty smart guy.

March 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


True wealth doesn’t come from money

I have my doubts as to whether I'll ever have a big bank account.

March 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Years — and tattoos — separate Grammys

I watched a good portion of last week's Grammy awards on television. I'm still trying to figure out why.

February 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blackwood: Take your pick of circuses in town

Right now, Georgia is engaged in a schoolyard fight with Florida and Alabama over water.

Gov. Sonny Perdue has stood his ground - or his water, as the case may be. Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama doesn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at Atlanta. He seems to think we're all up here with our faucets turned wide open.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Trade shows famous for their pluck, personalities

I love trade shows.

February 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Family builds bonds over Buicks

We were never people with fancy cars. Our first family car was a 1955 Chrysler with lots of chrome. It was a big thing.

August 17, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Imagining evolution of technology

In recent days, I have seen pictures of children beginning their first days of school.

August 10, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Smells like nostalgia: Scents bring memories

I can't see or hear as well as I used to, but my nose seems to work pretty well. The trouble is, things don't smell like they used to.

August 03, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Singing praise for the perfect funeral

Death is the one event in life that will eventually happen. It is also the one for which we are least prepared.

July 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


An ode to cupcake craziness

I've never been good at crazes. Some of them were over before I found out.

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


Seeing summer through a child’s eyes

Summer is the season that gives us so many good memories, especially from our childhood.

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


Lifting hopeful voices in a dark place

In my early days of Sunday school, I remember hearing about Paul and Silas, who were singing and praising the Lord in prison.

June 29, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Praising the region's radio pioneers

I don't know if I ever called Tom Robertson by his first name, except on the radio.

June 22, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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