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Evil elves who steal Christmas are hard to forgive

On one occasion in my life, my mama stuck bar of Ivory soap in my mouth for a verbal transgression I committed. I still think about it when I say something regretful.

December 12, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Habersham school has a real hero as its namesake

Naming schools is an interesting thing. Some get directional names, like north or south, other get names for communities or streets. But then there is that old standard of naming schools for people.

December 05, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sleek ride moves me up fast on sexiness scale

People magazine, the arbiter of all things sexy, has declared Ryan Reynolds as the "Sexiest Man Alive" in a recent issue.

November 28, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A full basket of thankfulness to share

When it comes to being thankful, my basket of gratitude is pretty near full.

November 21, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Some things in life are no longer free

There is an interesting fascination with idea of getting something free.

November 14, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Reflecting on Dad’s heroism this Veterans Day

My dad was a man who never talked much about his service in the Army. In his sock drawer, were a couple of medals I didn't appreciate until I was grown.

November 07, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Switch to metric system still orbiting the States

About the time I conquered use of the 12-inch ruler, a teacher one day produced a stick that was slightly larger than a yardstick and told us that one day we would measure everything in meters and centimeters.

October 31, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Farmers are the eternal optimists

MOULTRIE - Being a farmer was always one of those jobs that I thought about as a little boy. It fell in somewhere in the mix of cowboy, policeman, fireman and doctor.

October 24, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Ideals for life after death are a bit stuffy

I have struggled at times with what I want them to do with my body after I breathe my last.

October 17, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Some euphemisms have gone the way of the dinosaur

Like some of you, I grew up in the era when tests at school were prepared on mimeograph machines that utilized a lovely-smelling purple ink.

October 10, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Longing for a town that only existed in black and white

I was barely 3 months old when the first episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS, so I probably slept through the first one.

October 03, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


My car once ran without a battery, much less a computer

As a teenager, I attempted from time to time to perform assorted mechanical functions on my own car.

September 26, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for that first cool day of fall

In the next few weeks there will be a morning that is my favorite every year.

September 19, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Silly ads are the side effect of too much TV

I watch more television than I should. I guess that is better than some things I could be doing.

September 12, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


She may be far from home, but she's not alone

I answered the phone and she said the magic words, "Hey, Dad," which just melts me into this big tub of goo.

September 05, 2010 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Saying goodbye to Curtis Segars, a true Red Elephant

Curtis Segars was never my principal.

May 24, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ups and downs at Blue Willow Inn

Billie Van Dyke's life in the restaurant business has been a bit like riding a roller-coaster.

May 17, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Escape into the beauty of Georgia's landscape

A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone's home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.

April 12, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter rings in Resurrection, colorful clothes

There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you're taking a vote, I'm an Easter person.

April 06, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

March 29, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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