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Remembering a gentler time and place, flaws and all

I was born in Atlanta and we lived there until I was 8. I was born in the middle of the time when racial tensions were rising. In my boyhood, the Vietnam War began to escalate and that created a different kind of tension.

July 08, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Churning for some homemade ice cream

With fresh peaches now arriving at produce markets around the region, I thought it was time for a churn of fresh peach ice cream.

July 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering a true 'fisher of men'

In the Southern Baptist church, there once was an organization called Royal Ambassadors or "RAs" for short.

June 24, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Reflecting on the father I had, and the one I became

I don't know exactly at what age my baby girl blurted out something that sounded like "Daddy," but I've always loved the sound of it.

June 17, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Honor our flag and nation with your vote

I love this country of ours. When I travel through it, I find myself loving it more.

June 10, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Nice gesture helps justice make history

Every now and then, you hear a story about someone who does something exceptionally nice for someone.

June 03, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remote inventor kept us from touching that dial

A few years ago, the TV Land cable channel erected several statues around the country of such legends as Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore and Jackie Gleason.

May 27, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


For 37 years, couple kept them singing

From the day they married back in 1962, Dennis and Mildred Carpenter have answered the call to music ministry at several churches in Hall County.

May 20, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


I'd gladly play that 1 song again for Mama

I'm not sure how we acquired our first piano; it just showed up one day. My mother had visions of me being an accomplished pianist. That just didn't happen.

May 13, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Weather forecasts haven’t come far from barbershop

One of my first jobs was shining shoes in a barbershop. The going rate was 25 cents a pair. I was convinced I was going to be rather busy and purchased a change machine that mounted on my belt. I was only 12 or 13 years old and the change thing was pretty big.

May 06, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Class of 2012, you can't imagine what lies ahead

I think all adults have thought at one time or another that it would be fun to go back to our high school or college years. The caveat is that we would want to return with our current level of knowledge.

April 29, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


So long to Dick Clark, who brought rock to our homes

My parents came along a little too late for the rock 'n' roll era. They were much more comfortable with the likes of Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

April 22, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


These Ga. onions will never make you cry

GLENNVILLE - We may be known as "The Peach State" and the "Poultry Capital of the World," but there is really one crop that is exclusively ours and it makes its annual debut this week.

April 15, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


2 great lives, 2 great legacies

It is hard to be sad when we lose folks who have lived a long and productive life. Last week, we lost two.

April 08, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Bucket of respect runs low these days

There used to be an unwritten rule in the South: No self-respecting woman or man would be caught wearing white prior to Easter and after Labor Day. I have heard folks from the North suggest that the beginning date was Memorial Day.

April 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Stories written in stone

MOULTRIE ­- For some people, an out-of-town trip is not complete without a visit to a museum or art gallery. For me, it could easily be a visit to a cemetery.

August 31, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Music is good for the spirit

Several books of music claim to be "The Great American Songbook."

August 24, 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


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