Daddy used to say that when most people ask, "How're you doin'?" they don't really care. It's just something they say to make conversation.
Do you have debris stuck between the cracks of your wood deck? If so, here's the simplest solution I know on how to remove this stuff. Simply screw a large cup hook onto the end of a broom stick. Run the cup hook through the crack to remove the debris. You can also use the hook to hang up your broom when you're finished with it.
What is that beautiful shrub with flat, snow white flowers?
Pantry pests like packaged food.
Hidden somewhere in the newspaper one day - a tiny news blurb used to fill a hole - was the story of a teenage Louisiana beauty queen whose crown had been repossessed by pageant officials after her brush with the law.
If you ever need to paint in a tight area like behind a toilet or a radiator, this is the tip for you. Just glue a painting pad to a flat stir stick. Presto - instant thin painting brush!
It was, without a doubt, the scariest moment of my life. One recent Saturday afternoon, Chloe and Cole asked for an apple after lunch. I went into the kitchen and cut an apple into eight pieces, then gave four of them to Chloe and four of them to Cole.
With summer just around the corner, nuisance populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes are soon to follow. One of Georgia's most common mosquito pests, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), thrives as temperatures rise.
When she first brought it up, mentioning it in passing more than anything else, I thought she was joshing so I shrugged it off with a smile. Fortunately, I did not make any wisecrack that I would now regret.
Talking about death and other end-of-life topics can be difficult, but it is extremely important.
I travel quite a bit and I go through my fair share of airport security screenings. Here's a good tip to remember if you're traveling this summer. Put your most valuable items, like a laptop computer, on the security conveyor belt first. Always put your shoes on the conveyor belt last. It's common for people to miss the last thing they put on the belt and walk away without it. I can assure you that you won't forget your shoes!
They haven't asked me to write a gardening column for the paper because my true gardening knowledge could be placed in a thimble with room to spare.
There are literally thousands of cultivated varieties of dahlias, which have been hybridized throughout the years.
It's nice to incorporate ornamental plants into casually designed perennial beds, shrub borders and natural areas of the yard, but what types of ornamental plants can one use to keep the deer from nibbling as if the yard were a buffet table?
This is the first in a series of profiles of Georgia wineries. Subsequent profiles will appear when the writer feels sufficiently motivated to do them ... or when his editor yells at him.
Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.
We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.
Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.
If you're planning to send holiday care packages to the troops, now is the time to gather supplies and materials.
When I started preparing for this article in August, I planned to write about how women and men often show different signs of chest pain or heart attacks.
I'll be the first person to admit I'm not much of an outdoor person.
It was morning, and Chloe was watching me iron my shirt and pants for the day.
When I was about 12, Jake "the Snake" Roberts was a scary, scary man. His finishing move, the DDT, was the most devastating maneuver in professional wrestling. He would tuck your neck under his arm, then drive your forehead into the mat.
Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well this is the best time of year to plant them.
Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you'll have a movie, a truism that "The Judge" does its damnedest to disprove.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
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