Here's an unsurprising fact: California is the leading wine-producing state in the nation. What is surprising, however, is that 90 percent of American wine comes from the Golden State.
When Mama, my last surviving parent, died, I was orphaned; so my sister, Louise, stepped up and took charge.
The middle years of marriage are difficult to pinpoint.
The other day Chloe was trying to snap her fingers. She'd seen me do it before, and she was doing a very good job of mimicking my actions.
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. When you read this column I know that your first thought will be, "How can this tip help me?" Let your second thought be, "Can this tip help someone I know?" Share the love, baby.
Every parent knows that sometimes, kids won't eat new foods.
Down in Milledgeville there is a lovely woman named Sophia who is a fan of this column. In turn, she is a supporter and friend of mine.
The response to my recent "I can't wait for the 1960s to be over and done with!" series has been overwhelming, so here's another installment.
If you want to stop receiving unsolicited phone books, go to yellowpagesgoesgreen.org.
Since we hear a lot about "going green" these days, how we can use that term in our gardening practices?
Even novice gardeners can appreciate the beauty of roses. There are more than 6,000 varieties, offering a wide range of forms, colors and fragrances from spring until fall.
There are lots of benefits to eating as a family.
When I learned that a friend had decided to plunge himself into the political world and run for office, I thought it prudent to offer two pieces of solid advice.
Duct tape has a number of medical uses - I'm serious. Here are two examples. First, when children get chicken pox, some parents put mittens on their children's hands to keep them from scratching. Wrap duct tape around the end of their mittens to keep them from pulling the mittens off. Second, use duct tape and plastic garbage bags to keep casts dry when you're taking a shower.
Chloe's learned a four-letter word. I don't know where or from whom she learned it, but oh, how I wish I could find out.
I suppose it was unavoidable. This week I got my first email from a reader regarding canine influenza and the ongoing outbreak here in the U.S.
After a clammy early spring, the sun is back finally. It's going to rise toward its highest point in the sky by June 21, the longest day of the year. Measured as an angle from the ground, in Gainesville the sun will be about 78 degrees up. It can't ever be exactly vertical above us because the subsolar point, where the sun is perpendicular above the ground, doesn't move this far north.
Just the other day, I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape.
Yay for Spring! It's officially the beginning of the arrival of fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
For the past few days, Chloe's been rude. She's been moody. She's been downright angry.
Shakespeare told us a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
A lot of plant debris accumulated during the winter. What to do with it all?
Grilling season is picking up the pace. The warmer weather means more cookouts and picnics.
Last year, one of my son's favorite Georgia Bulldogs tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Most Georgia residents have been bit by a tick at one time or another.
I remember as a boy playing with all of the other neighborhood kids during the summer.
I have always worked. In my family, when you turned 16, you got a job.
They play it with towels, shirts, pants and blankets. They play it with just about anything they can get their hands on. I think that's why the dog has started hiding under the bed.
Happy Easter! As you read this, I am on my way to Chicago for opening day at Wrigley Field.
As gardening activities are starting, two factors are crucial: topsoil and weather.