The sea ice in the Arctic is dwindling. NASA just posted images of a gigantic crack in the frozen cover.
My son-in-law and my oldest grandson drive me nuts (they argue that for me it's a short walk). They must have the latest electronic gadgets - iPads, iPhones, iPods, Nooks, Kindles, smart phones, smarter phones ... stuff I've never heard of, and never will understand.
Spring season had a benign start in North Georgia with just a cold snap. Other parts of the world weren't as lucky.
A few days ago we were driving along in the truck. From the back seat, I heard Chloe and Cole arguing.
March in Georgia is always a roller coaster of ups and downs with warm weather at the first of the week and then a cold rain for the weekend. We all get to the point in late winter that we just wish for warmer weather and the emergence of a few flower buds and leaves only feeds the fire.
Bill Cheng's debut novel "Southern Cross the Dog" is a gritty, dark odyssey that explores the lives of three people, and how each is caught between the harsh, tragic living world and the enigmatic, enticing supernatural world.
Earthquakes keep hitting inhabited areas on the planet, and they have nothing to do with human activities and carbon emissions, not even with the offshore oil drilling that my grandmother used to blame for all the destruction caused by quakes.
Many times we get information on a product that is touted as the miracle product of the year, even the decade. It always sounds so good that we hope it is something that can save us time, money or make our lives a little easier.
March is Women's History Month. It was 100 years ago this month that women marched in Washington, D.C., demanding equal voting rights. The suffragists' struggle resulted in the 19th Amendment, making the left out half of the population a full part of the political process.
Today I think I learned the true meaning of the phrase, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire."
Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off. It is also a great way to advertise a product and reach new customers.
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love strawberry shortcake, strawberry milk shakes and strawberry smoothies. One of the first things I learned to make as a home economics student was strawberry shortcake. And I also love the "Fruity Parfait" recipe we use for "Food Talk," a part of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Program. The parfait uses strawberries, vanilla low-fat yogurt, lightly sweetened cereal and pecans. You can ...
Atlanta author Jonathan French says "Books are akin to blades. They take a great deal of heat, pressure and time to produce."
Outdoor season is starting just about now. When one hikes in the woods of North Georgia, it often becomes difficult to keep track of the direction. If you don't have a compass, but brought a watch with hands and a dial, you can locate south with it.
Do you have a berm in your landscape? A berm is an easy and functional way to create height and can add interest to an otherwise dull, flat landscape. Berms are mounded hills of soil constructed to block out unsightly views, drain water or redirect foot traffic. The most common reasons to create a berm are for aesthetic purposes, such as adding raised elements to the garden and emphasizing a main focal point in the ...
I rarely re-read books once I'm finished with them. But every now and then, I come across a published work that not only do I want to revisit, but I feel as if I have to in order to pick up on things I am positive I missed the first read through. One of those books is Volume One of the graphic novel series, "Cursed Pirate Girl." It is written and illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, ...
California Highway 58, east of Bakersfield, presents some truly astounding sights. It's still a rare occurrence here in Georgia to see more than one wind turbine. At Tehachapi Pass on Cal. 58, there are 5,000 of them.
If you have a creative side and have some room to plant flowers, cutting gardens can be a fun and rewarding way to surround one's self with beautiful flowers indoors as well as outdoors for parties.
Spirits were high but clouds hung low during graduation ceremonies on the Brenau campus a week ago. Commenting on the light rain that was falling, Brenau President Ed Schrader said, jokingly, "according to the weather radar on my computer, these rain clouds don't exist."
The front door of our church doesn't have a doorknob. Instead, it has a handle with a small thumb latch above it. To open the door, you have to depress the thumb latch until it clicks and pull. That's all. Easy, right?
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape.
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