There are orbiters in the space shuttle fleet that have fewer miles than some of the cars at our house.
I am on my soapbox today. I'm going to say at the outset that I fully understand that there are people who have serious allergic reactions to certain things and I appreciate that. I also understand that there are bad people in the world who will do bad things to others. Having said that, let me begin my diatribe for today. We have allowed ourselves to become a nation of people who are afraid of ...
Mimi and Papa don't usually watch "One Tree Hill," the prime-time TV series that tends to skew to a young audience in their late teens and 20s.
I didn't get to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama until they replayed it on cable.
Officers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called special agents. To his GBI colleagues, Marvin Vandiver was really special.
As I write this, we are in the midst of moving. I come from a somewhat nomadic family. My mother was the daughter of a sharecropper and they lived in the tenant houses of the landowner where they were sharecropping. My paternal grandfather died when my father was 4. My grandmother moved to Atlanta with four little boys and they moved a few more times, according to my father's school records. I, too, have lived ...
DAHLONEGA - Dean Bryant heard the call to ministry at the age of 17. He says the devil heard it, too, and tried to convince him otherwise.
There are a lot of people who are troubled by the prospects of their own death. I'm not. Death is the final event of life. What happens after you die is the question most people have. Some believe you either go to an eternity in paradise or hell. Others believe you come back, either as another person or some animal. Still others think you die and that's it. In the South of my youth, death ...
The Kemp family has been a vital part of Murrayville for several generations.
The federal government spends a lot of time on labels. Getting a federally authorized label for something requiring one costs a pretty good sum of money. You have to hire a Washington lawyer, hold hearings, publish it in the Federal Register and do everything but stand on your head. I was packing up some stuff the other day and noticed the label on an insecticide designed to kill flying pests. It said it was a ...
It's hard to imagine, but if he had lived, Elvis Aron Presley would be 74 on Thursday.
I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.
I don't understand the whole fascination with macaroni and cheese. I like it and I'll eat it, but there is a whole generation of kids who are practically addicted to the stuff. Two of our daughters, Ashton and Beth, love it. I know this from the tell-tale macaroni and cheese boxes in the trash can. If Ashton asks me to pick her up some lunch, it almost always includes this mixture of pasta and cheese. ...
When he graduated from East Hall High School, A.W. Stover was recommended by a friend for a job at what was then J. Wendell Lancaster Jewelry and Music on Washington Street.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct ...
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.
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