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Keep the weatherman indoors

Back in the 1980s, cable TV started branching out into various specialty channels, offering 24 hours of news, sports and weather.

September 02, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Ducktails, bubbles replace grandma's cap and the Duke

I am getting close to being a half-century away from my kindergarten days, but in some crazy way, I can still remember the songs and activities.

August 26, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A lesson in getting back on the horse

His name was General and he was a palomino horse. Not a pretty golden palomino like Trigger, Roy Rogers' famous horse, but a kind of dull shade of beige.

August 19, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Those fond summer memories never fade

Of all the seasons, there is something bittersweet about the end of summer. Of course, summer is far from over with the potential of more scorching days in August.

August 12, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Losers lament at ‘Goat Rock'

Our society places a high priority on winning. It is a seemingly natural thing to do.

August 05, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


College dean earned a lifetime of respect

In one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs, "Okie From Muskogee," Haggard writes about the local college saying "Football's still the roughest thing on campus and the kids there still respect the college dean."

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


Roughing it for God, camp meeting style

This is the season of camp meetings, a protestant religious exercise that dates back to the early 1800s when Methodists and Baptists were just beginning to set up shop here in the U.S.

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


Too many channels and too many gadgets

We will never go back to the days of three TV channels, one wired phone and a camera that required film, but there are times I'd like to.

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


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


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Times are always changing and are often full of uncertainty

I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

January 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wedding, funeral songs are conversation starters

Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.

January 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Toast to the killer of kudzu

The year begins with outstanding news: A University of Georgia junior has discovered a cure for kudzu.

January 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Year’s resolutions I can keep

It is the season of those wonderful New Year's resolutions. I don't know what bothers me the most, making them or breaking them.

December 28, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A personal Christmas letter to the jolly ol’ elf

Dear Santa,

December 21, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

December 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Crooners synonymous with Christmas songs

Sometime in the next few days, radio stations will start playing Christmas music. A friend of mine suggested I write a column about recording artists associated with a Christmas song. So here I go.

November 30, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Many things to be thankful for this holiday

One song says to "Count Your Blessings, Name Them One By One."

November 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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