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Forced thanks seems phony

Somewhere in corporate America, someone decided we needed to show some degree of pleasantness, whether it is genuine or not.

September 22, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Fond farewell to local legend

In recent days, Hall County said goodbye to the last of the lions who ushered the region into the modern era.

September 15, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Console TVs, telephone landlines obsolete

In the hallway of a house where we lived when I was a kid, a shelf was built into the wall for the telephone with a place for the phone and a little space underneath for the phone book. I doubt anyone has included that feature in a house built anytime recently.

September 08, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


College football finally arrives

You can't tell it by the weather, but the season is here.

September 01, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Crooner from the 1960s still singing

Arnold Dorsey is going to appear in concert in Atlanta next month. Arnold is now 77 and apparently still a pretty good singer.

August 25, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Elvis' star still shines bright in Memphis

During the past week or so, thousands of people made a pilgrimage to Memphis to remember the city's best-known son, Elvis Aron Presley.

August 18, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Offer kind word to those who serve us well

Certain occupations have a predisposition to being unpopular, such as working at any kind of office that collects taxes or issues driver's licenses.

August 11, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


School days rolled around later in my day

I miss the days when school started after Labor Day.

August 04, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A pastor who still puts up with me

During my half-century and a little change on this planet, I have been a member of 12 churches. I was a member of one of them twice. I moved away and then came back.

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


Mr. Harry takes big gulps of life at age 88

Harry Adams has found the elixir of life. Unfortunately for the rest of us, it does not come in a bottle.

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


Message to build an ark

Having lived through several years of drought, it is hard to complain about the rain. But, we have had our fair share. Perhaps, a tad more than our fair share.

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


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


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Shining beacons of hope

For more than four years, a young fellow named Josh Turner has accompanied me on my ride to Atlanta.

April 19, 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


Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren't we?

March 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I'm very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

March 08, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don't do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

March 01, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

February 15, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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