Well folks, we have crossed over another milestone in our trip around the sun. It is officially planting season.
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
This year, in the United States alone, someone will have a stroke every four seconds, totaling 795,000 strokes. Sadly, about 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
June will mark six months since I quit smoking. In preparation for that, I want to reflect on my past.
"Imagine you were about to walk into this building, and 97 percent of structural engineers said 'Don't go in, it's about to fall down!' Would you go in?" asked J. Marshall Sheperd during a recent panel discussion about climatic change held at Brenau's Downtown Center.
You know how good it sounds when you're in the shower in the morning, singing One Direction?
Adorning the landscape with vivid yellows, purples, reds and oranges, flowering lily and iris plants are beginning to pop up everywhere as spring emerges. Even the beautiful hues of the lilies' white blooms make a dramatic show and grace our homes with their subtle charm.
The end of the school year is fast approaching.
Know your dog? I'm sure you do. You could pick him out of a lineup.
Throughout history, people have sought ways to extend the lifespan. Thanks to medical advances, those currently 30 and younger have a good chance to reach their 100th birthday.
People are certainly interested in improving the environment and one of the best places to start is in your own backyard.
Mickey Rooney was a man who lit up the silver screen for decades. Often known for his portrayal of the clean-cut Andy Hardy in the film series of the same name, Rooney also made a brief foray into crime noir.
Anyone who knows me knows I love my slow cooker. It is, without a doubt, my favorite cooking appliance.
I do not like Peeps.
The March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash., raises the question whether something like this could happen here. It's not likely, because we don't have the deep soil that led to the Western disaster.
I admit it. I was different than most of the other kids.
The word "fire" strikes fear in homeowners. Rightfully so: Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 7, 1,513 people in the U.S. died in house fires, including 57 Georgia residents (www.usfa.fema.gov).
Chloe is at a stage right now where she won't listen to anything I tell her to do.
The following is a true story. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent, as well as the less-than-innocent.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
It's that time again. The school year has officially begun, which means early, hurried mornings, school supply lists and dents in your wallet for lunch money. Oh joy!
Gentlemen, masochists that we are, we struggle out into the North Georgia summer heat and humidity to battle with that masculine dragon - the grill.
The time is nigh and fantasy football approaches!
Colors change with the light. This was an issue recently when a friend was having a vintage Porsche repainted, and the shade of ivory just didn't look right.
In the Southern climate, gardeners have a second chance to replant, add new plants and harvest vegetables as fall nears.
Two issues rarely intertwine in the same sentence: Highly rated winemakers and sensibly priced wines.
Hot wings, dips and other snacks are main parts of the high school, college and professional football season for fans.
Southern summers are the best.
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