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Vacation Bible school: A rip-roaring time as a kid

I was not the best student in school.

July 07, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Knowing why we celebrate July 4

We get very excited in this country when half of the eligible voters turn out for an election. That used to bother me, but I'm OK with that. Many of those people don't know whom they are voting for or why.

June 30, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


I arrived 53 years ago on this date

If you're reading this on Sunday, it was on this date in 1960 that my mother survived a troubled delivery and a fine doctor named Thomas Harris lifted me out and handed me to a waiting nurse.

June 23, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sunglasses are a new everyday accessory

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.

June 16, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Getting kicks on Route 66

WINSLOW, Ariz.- U.S. 66, better known as Route 66, was once called names like "The Mother Road" and "The Main Street of America."

June 09, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tales from potato country

BLACKFOOT, Idaho - All across the countryside are unique little museums paying tribute to one thing or another.

June 02, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New name for children’s temper tantrums

The official name is now Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. We used to call it a temper tantrum.

May 26, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Original locations highlight class acts

In the world of restaurants, there is something special about the original location of unique eating establishments.

May 19, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Bear Bryant advised players to write home

College football coaches often find themselves being pitchmen for everything from soft drinks to pickup trucks.

May 12, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Hail true to alma maters

The graduation season is upon us and with it comes songs we only hear at commencement exercises.

May 05, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Mourn the loss of a college tradition

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.

April 28, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Singing the soundtrack of faith

The first church hymnal I remember was the 1956 Baptist Hymnal. I still can remember the page number of hymns in that great old book.

April 21, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Trusting weather experts

Climate experts have all sorts of explanations each year about how much rain we have or have not received.

April 14, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


TV is to blame for fading our accents

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.

April 07, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Can't top a classic Easter tradition

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.

March 31, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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Marking life’s journeys on the fridge

If you have a fancy house and your refrigerator has wooden panels to make it look like the rest of your cabinets, you can stop reading.

July 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


An ode to cupcake craziness

I've never been good at crazes. Some of them were over before I found out.

July 13, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Seeing summer through a child’s eyes

Summer is the season that gives us so many good memories, especially from our childhood.

July 06, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lifting hopeful voices in a dark place

In my early days of Sunday school, I remember hearing about Paul and Silas, who were singing and praising the Lord in prison.

June 29, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Praising the region's radio pioneers

I don't know if I ever called Tom Robertson by his first name, except on the radio.

June 22, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


‘Dad’ is my most cherished moniker

I have an assortment of nicknames and titles, but the one I love best is Daddy.

June 15, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sight of Old Glory still puts a lump in my throat

All sorts of legends surround the origin of our nation's flag.

June 08, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lessons of life and its end from 3 brave souls

When we were children, we played "Mamas and Daddies" or "House." It was a time when we would act out, in our own way, how grown-ups live within a family.

June 01, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Still no bike tag for the name Harris

The Social Security Administration is out with its list of the most popular baby names of 2013.

May 25, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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