In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.
When people start a sentence with "No offense," they usually know they're going to offend you. Sometimes they don't care, sometimes they do and are just saying what needs to be said.
Recent news articles proudly displayed measures taken in New York to prevent future damage from hurricanes and similar storms.
While most people like the warmer months, I love cooler weather.
The bad news: You have cancer.
Cole and I were the last ones inside the church, and I was doing a final walk-through to make sure everything was in order so we could leave. I did it every week. I practically had it down to a science.
In these times of terrorist attacks, the appearance of an "Urban Forest Strike Team" may raise concerns in some people's minds. But this particular task force has a purpose that's entirely in the interest of Georgia communities.
For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.
It's not too early to start working on holiday care packages for friends and family members serving in the military.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, consider the following:
People in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota aren't unfamiliar with tornadoes. But during the night of Oct. 4, well outside severe weather season, a dozen strong tornadoes ripped across the Great Plains.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
It broke my heart to see it. I'm sure it broke the mother's heart, too.
Today, I am 39 years old. About six years younger than my father was when he died from colon cancer.
Recently, southwestern Pakistan was rocked by a 1-2 punch of major earthquakes. The first one Sept. 24 had a magnitude of 7.7. For comparison, the Loma Prieta Quake which struck the Santa Cruz-San Francisco, Calif., area in 1989 was a 6.9. That was sufficient to collapse parts of Interstate 880, burying motorists beneath concrete. On the Bay Bridge, an entire section disengaged, causing cars to fall into the gap.
Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.
You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.
We watched in awe as he shook the salt shaker until a thick, white layer topped his entire breakfast, including the bacon and sausage. In the back of my mind, I thought it was only a matter of time before this man became a patient at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
At dinnertime one evening, Cole wasn't eating his sandwich. He did, however, make several references to dessert.
I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.
While much of the northern and eastern U.S. shivered in frigid weather, parts of England experienced severe storms. Recent research suggests that these record-setting events were due to warming of the Arctic.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69, and I have to admit I am a bit surprised by the volume and intensity of grief about his death.
What do births, surgeries, new neighbors, church meetings, new homes or pretty much any life event all have in common? A home-cooked meal delivered straight from one kitchen to another.
Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.
An earthquake in South Dakota two weeks ago. Another in South Carolina last week. It would be tempting to come up with scary headlines now.
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