With or without resolutions, this seems to be a good week for reflecting on the past year and giving some thought to the year ahead.
WASHINGTON - There is something about visiting the president's house that leaves one in awe. I had a chance to go to the White House on the regular tour for the purpose of seeing the Christmas decorations.
The generation that came before me in my family is now a mighty slim lot. My mother and father both came from among four siblings, two boys and two girls on my mother's side and four boys on dad's. My Dad and all his brothers are gone. Only my Uncle Harry remains of my mother's family. Uncle Harry turns 85 this week. He is ...
About 12 years ago, I was the manager of a hotel in Hiawassee. It was located right next to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and most of the country music acts appearing there would stay at our place.
I've been doing what I do for a long time. The stories I've written cover everything from movie stars to folks living on the street.
When I saw the return address, I rolled my eyes.
The state of Georgia has a bunch of authorities that regulate everything from toll roads to technology.
Just before five this morning, the seasons should have changed. The autumnal equinox was scheduled to take place at 4:51 a.m. We, in the newspaper world, are very careful not to say something happened before it did. I have to write this stuff a few days ahead of when it arrives at your place.
For the first few years of my life, I was a television remote control. My parents would tell me what channel they wanted and off I scampered to change it. In those days, we had a set of rabbit ears and changing the channel often meant an adjustment of the "aerial" to make it come in better. For those of you who are too young to remember, ...
There has been a lot written lately about people and their preachers, particularly folks who want to be president of the United States.
Every now and then, there is a sequel in this section of newspaper real estate I get to occupy.
Miracle is one of those words we use a little too easily. I don't think it requires something beyond imagination, like raising someone from the dead, but a miracle should be undoubtedly special. Kevin Jarrard is a Marine. Even out of uniform, he just looks the part. This week, Jarrard, a major in the Marine Corps Reserve, came home after a year in Haditha, Iraq. It was a year that had some interesting twists and ...
When my daughter, Ashton, was about 4, we would to go to a department store on a weeknight and embark on a game of pretend.
Bill Gaither is one of the nice guys in the music business. Decades ago, Bill and his wife, Gloria, found their niche in song writing. They have penned more classic Christian songs than I could fit in this column. They're great singers, too. Bill, his sister Mary Ann, and brother, Danny, formed the Bill Gaither Trio in the 1950s. Mary Ann was later replaced by Gloria and Danny eventually left the group. While Bill and ...
I came along in the era when they quit teaching Latin. My Latin is limited to e pluribus unum and my favorite, sine die.
In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.
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.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.
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