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Ducktails, bubbles replace grandma's cap and the Duke

I am getting close to being a half-century away from my kindergarten days, but in some crazy way, I can still remember the songs and activities.

August 26, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A lesson in getting back on the horse

His name was General and he was a palomino horse. Not a pretty golden palomino like Trigger, Roy Rogers' famous horse, but a kind of dull shade of beige.

August 19, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Those fond summer memories never fade

Of all the seasons, there is something bittersweet about the end of summer. Of course, summer is far from over with the potential of more scorching days in August.

August 12, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Losers lament at ‘Goat Rock'

Our society places a high priority on winning. It is a seemingly natural thing to do.

August 05, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


College dean earned a lifetime of respect

In one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs, "Okie From Muskogee," Haggard writes about the local college saying "Football's still the roughest thing on campus and the kids there still respect the college dean."

July 29, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Roughing it for God, camp meeting style

This is the season of camp meetings, a protestant religious exercise that dates back to the early 1800s when Methodists and Baptists were just beginning to set up shop here in the U.S.

July 22, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Too many channels and too many gadgets

We will never go back to the days of three TV channels, one wired phone and a camera that required film, but there are times I'd like to.

July 15, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering a gentler time and place, flaws and all

I was born in Atlanta and we lived there until I was 8. I was born in the middle of the time when racial tensions were rising. In my boyhood, the Vietnam War began to escalate and that created a different kind of tension.

July 08, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Churning for some homemade ice cream

With fresh peaches now arriving at produce markets around the region, I thought it was time for a churn of fresh peach ice cream.

July 01, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remembering a true 'fisher of men'

In the Southern Baptist church, there once was an organization called Royal Ambassadors or "RAs" for short.

June 24, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Reflecting on the father I had, and the one I became

I don't know exactly at what age my baby girl blurted out something that sounded like "Daddy," but I've always loved the sound of it.

June 17, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Honor our flag and nation with your vote

I love this country of ours. When I travel through it, I find myself loving it more.

June 10, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Nice gesture helps justice make history

Every now and then, you hear a story about someone who does something exceptionally nice for someone.

June 03, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Remote inventor kept us from touching that dial

A few years ago, the TV Land cable channel erected several statues around the country of such legends as Bob Newhart, Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore and Jackie Gleason.

May 27, 2012 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


For 37 years, couple kept them singing

From the day they married back in 1962, Dennis and Mildred Carpenter have answered the call to music ministry at several churches in Hall County.

May 20, 2012 | 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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