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.
Two score and eight years ago, a fine doctor and my namesake, Thomas Harris, debuted me at the Georgia Baptist Hospital.
The name of Earle Hagen may not ring a bell, but you more than likely know his music. Hagen was the composer of "Fishin' Hole," the theme from "The Andy Griffith Show." Not only did he write it, he whistled it, too. His son did the finger snaps. Hagen, who died last week at the age of 88, wrote the theme songs for a number of classic shows from 1953 to 1986, including "Make Room ...
The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.
My earliest business venture was operating a shoe-shine box in Johnny O'Kelly's barber shop in Social Circle. It was two-chair shop with Johnny and Mr. Aub McClain.
Each week, I write this column by Thursday around noon. Newspapers have deadlines and I just can't send this out on the information superhighway at the last minute.
Maj. Kevin Jarrard will be spending this Christmas in his second tour in Iraq with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines, a Marine Corps Reserve unit headquartered in Montgomery, Ala.
The phone rang the other day and on the other end of the line was none other than Big Buddy.
Years ago, when I was working in television, we were just getting into electronic graphics. We had a little gizmo that would flash someone's name up on the screen at the directed time. We still made use of slides. A guy would make slides of a reporter's name and the call letters and channel number of the station using a hot-type press with white letters on a black poster board. <font ...
Mama was never one to pass up a good roadside junk pile. She had a station wagon and could load up an old lawn mower or a broken lamp in no time.
I sometimes marvel that I made it through childhood without a bike helmet, safety goggles or the evaluation of my neighborhood by the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
I like advertising. I like it because I find it interesting to watch how people respond to an effort of an enterprise to entice someone to spend money with them. I also like it because every couple of weeks the nice folks down the hall send me a check to pay me for what I do. All the ads in the newspaper help contribute to my ...
Years ago, I remember when stores had only one or two displays of sunglasses. One was usually Foster Grant and the other was Polaroid. It seems there were only a half dozen styles and a few colors.
WINSLOW, Ariz.- U.S. 66, better known as Route 66, was once called names like "The Mother Road" and "The Main Street of America."
BLACKFOOT, Idaho - All across the countryside are unique little museums paying tribute to one thing or another.
The official name is now Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. We used to call it a temper tantrum.
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.
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