There was a pop song in the '70s that suggested that there were 1,352 guitar pickers in Nashville. While the most recent census does not measure such things, I think the number is considerably higher. In the past month, I have had occasion to visit Austin, Texas, and Nashville, two of the cities that lay claim to being music capitals. <p style="text-align: ...
I love a good story. The ones I love best are so wonderfully worded and descriptive that your mind paints a vivid image.
There are folks out there who never read a newspaper, watch the evening news or make any effort to keep up with current events.
On the day before we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday, I thought I would take a moment for my biennial rant on the national anthem.
A book that I read a few years ago suggested that 40 is really the halfway point in life. If you flip to the obituary listings in this newspaper, there is some validity to that premise. While more and more people are living longer, most of the departed ones listed are around 80.
I realized the other day I have now reached the point that I have lived more years without a father than I did with him.
Every year, I take lots of vitamins, get a flu shot and wash my hands in hopes of not getting sick. It's not getting sick that scares me. It is the prospect of having to stay home and watch the stuff they have on TV during the day.
I think the goal of each generation is for the generation that follows to have better opportunities. It generally has been true. There are seemingly limitless opportunities to learn, be entertained and to see and do things that were out of reach for the preceding generation. But will they ever have summers like we did? I don't think so. The fear-filled ...
I remember the day I asked my dad to take the training wheels off of my bike. I had the feeling I was ready to go on two wheels.
The landscape of Hall County is minus one sturdy magnolia this week.
Pop culture plays an increasing role in how people arrive at names for their offspring.
I'm back and just in time to opine about Mother's Day. Quite frankly, Mother's Day is a commercial creation designed to stimulate sales. Folks want to sell you something to give to your mama. I'm not against it; I just have an aversion to any seasonal event that can have the word "sale" affixed to it. We first started honoring George Washington's birthday because he was the father of our country. Now they have a ...
For the past few years, we have gathered at this same spot for a weekly visit. I've looked at it as a friendly chat over the back fence.
Now that the final moment of Christmas is over and radio stations are no longer playing songs by Bing Crosby and Dean Martin, the focus now moves to the New Year.
In 1992, I had a temporary loss of mental stability and decided to run for the Georgia House of Representatives.
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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