The bad news: You have cancer. The good news: Now you don't. We don't say this to our clients. And hopefully your personal physician isn't this glib with news either. But it's most likely true. On a daily basis, the cells in your dog or cat's body - as well as the cells in your own - have to replace themselves. The body is making copies as it were. In the course of a single ...
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. Everyone is excited about fall fairs, weekend trips to the mountains and the nice change of chill in the air following a summer of sun. One thing that excites me about fall is the change in leaf color, which transforms the look of the neighborhoods and woods in Hall County. As the days become shorter, something in the trees and shrubs is triggered, ...
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: The "Monster" is not Frankenstein, but Frankenstein is the monster. Now that may sound confusing at first, but it's the heart of the classic tale of science and horror. A brilliant but misguided doctor puts his talents to use with an idea of bettering the world. But through human frailty and hubris, he creates a situation he cannot control. Suffering occurs for many, not just ...
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.
It broke my heart to see it. I'm sure it broke the mother's heart, too. As I watched the incident unfold, I prayed, "God, please don't let that ever be me and my kids." Although, I know one day, it very well could be. A mother had driven her daughter to school and put her out at the front door. I was walking in from the parking lot and neither one of them had seen ...
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.
So the garden has stopped producing and you think there is not much to do in the garden this time of year.
My dream car is KITT from the 1980s television show "Knightrider." Of course. But in real life, I'd love to have a Ferrari. And if I save my money for the next 437 years, I'll have a down payment. But say somehow I gained enough money to buy one and used all but $5. What if I hit a nail and need a new tire? Or need an oil change? This is where dreams become ...
If you take a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this season to watch the leaves turn color, you'll be treated to nice views. But much of the wooded countryside consists of second-growth forest, following long periods of attempts to farm the land. In the Eastern U.S., reserves of old-growth forest have become small and are threatened by logging and development. Some estimates indicate that our old-growth inventory has shrunk to 10 percent of what it was in the 1600s.
No doubt, this time of year is a favorite for most folks. The harvest moon signals the balance of night and day and the autumn sun shines lower on the horizon, spilling its light through all of the beautiful warm colors this time of year displays. So spruce up your lawn and put some eye-catching displays into the mix with the seasonal colors of the fall. Autumn is my favorite time of year, because I ...
The bride and I have been like Willie Nelson the past few months ... on the road again. Lots of traveling, lots of visits and we've come home with a greater appreciation for this wonderful land of ours.
A few days ago, Amy brought home two copies of the same children's magazine for Chloe and Cole.
Gregor Mendel was a rebel, but not like James Dean or the Sex Pistols.
When Germany's Elbe River flooded in May this year, Hamburg and other communities along the waterway felt reminded of the catastrophic storm flood of February 1962. I remember TV images of people clinging to rooftops that were the only portions of houses still above the water.
During the past few years, many folks have gone to living off the grid.
Want a Ferrari for Christmas? You can have one. It's easy.
I have two white stars on my right forearm - not tattoos, scars.
Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.
Back in the 1950s, most hospitals were eerie places: Tiled walls, dimly lit hallways, gruff personnel. It would be tough to find such an old-style, stark facility in this country today.
In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
This, of course, is a great week for shopping and enjoying time with friends and family. It's also a great time to gather recipes and photos for a family cookbook.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
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.
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