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.
I've got several friends who don't believe in God. Our friendship is beyond the point where we debate the subject. We have each tried to sway each other toward our particular point of view without success.
If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of heaven.
What do a Florida State Trooper and a mermaid have in common? Later this year, they will both be government employees of the Sunshine State.
I don't feel sorry for Eliot Spitzer. The now former governor of New York made his own bed and now he can lie in it.
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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