Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the songs of Easter, both the sad and triumphal ones. I heard the words a little differently as a child. For example, the congregation was singing "Low in the grave he lay, Jesus, my savior." I thought they were saying, "Low in the gravy lay Jesus my savior." I remember asking Mama what Jesus was doing in the gravy in the first ...
A Gainesville business is planning a 5K run on May 2 to benefit two people who were injured in serious auto accidents.
In my everyday job, I write about business and state politics. Those are generally not fun areas on which to write. It seems like every story now is about some sort of downward trend. Revenues are less, businesses are closing and folks are losing jobs. I try to look at the glass as being half-full rather than half-empty. Right now, unemployment in the state is hovering around 9 percent. I know some folks who are ...
School is back in session for the 53 students in my class.
When somebody thinks you're somebody that you're not, it can either be really good or really bad.
Last week was a week for big honors and our community showed its gratitude to some of our best.
What can you do in 40 days? In Noah's day, that was enough time to flood the earth. In Jesus' day, that was enough time for him to fast and pray. In our day, it is the amount of time that our state legislature gets to meet. They are not fasting. Most of them are eating quite well in restaurants that you and I can't afford to frequent regularly. With the exception of a chaplain ...
I know the calendar tells us there are nine days before spring officially arrives, but you couldn't tell that by the crowd on Riverside Drive this weekend.
Durwood Fincher is one of the few people who actually loves telemarketing calls. One of his friends asked if his telephone number was on the "do not call" list.
Ed Nivens spent a few years in the cockpit of a variety of military aircraft during his time in the U.S. Air Force from the late 1940s to 1959. He flew 17 different planes, from bombers to fighter jets.
WASHINGTON - His name is Rafael and he is a member of the U.S. Army. On Tuesday night, he was one of the guests attending the president's message to Congress.
WASHINGTON - I know there are some of you who think God left the nation's capital last month.
If a toddler touches a hot stove, it's because they don't know any better. Sure, maybe your mama or daddy warned you, but sometimes those concepts don't sink in with the very young.
If you're looking for an investment that has a guaranteed rate of return and pays handsome dividends, I have one for you.
We've been in our new house for three weeks and some folks have already found us. Several of the neighbors have brought by little nice things to say welcome back to the neighborhood. One dear friend brought by a container of beef stew. Some folks understand me very well. But the unwanted intruders came through a copper wire. They dialed a series of numbers causing my telephone to ring. Then, they proceeded to try to ...
NEW YORK - If you're making a Christmas trip to the Big Apple, I hope you'll stop by and see Billy Crystal.
Some of the savviest advertisers know how to play on our emotions during the holidays.
This week, I am celebrating the 49th anniversary of the first time I wore a paper pilgrim hat and paper buckles on my shoes. I am pretty sure that was the same year I traced my hand to make a turkey.
The people who issue phone numbers say we have run out of numbers again.
I'm not sure how it happened, but many Americans don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Television now offers repeats of the same shows, sometimes in the same week. If that's not enough, service providers offer all sorts of repeat plays of everything from sporting events to sitcoms.
I remember seeing a man with a tattoo on his arm when I was about 7 or 8. The man was in a barber shop, where my dad and I were getting a haircut. I later asked him about the strange drawing on the man's arm.
If civility was a patient on a TV medical show, it would be on the operating room table with its chest open and a doctor trying to keep its failing heart beating.
The first aerosol air fresheners appeared in stores after World War II. The technology had been used first for spray insecticides during the war. Some bright individual came up with the idea that spraying a fragrant aroma in an indoor space would make things better.
Page 1 of 1