About a week and a half ago, I was in McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. I overheard someone passing by say, "(The book industry) is a dying business."
Be on the lookout for two prominent plant diseases: downey mildew on impatiens and rose rosette disease on our favorite rose bush, the Knock Outs.
Area calendars and datebooks are still filled with summer gatherings such as family reunions. Whether you are driving to a relative's home, a park or community center, taking favorite foods along can make the trip more enjoyable and economical. Your menu may include picnic items such as pimento cheese sandwiches, fried chicken and deviled eggs. And, of course, hamburgers and hot dogs to cook on the grill can find their way onto the menu as ...
Residents of Calgary, Alberta, will be digging out from the mud for weeks to come. Torrential rains resulted in massive flooding that started on June 20. Some areas, including the Saddledome, a popular hockey venue, were submerged to a height of 15 feet.
I walked into the living room and across the way, I saw Cole standing in the kitchen doorway. When he saw me, he turned and disappeared into the kitchen.
The footlong meatball sub with extra cheese. I love those. But none have been the same for me since 20 years ago this past Tuesday.
A summer vegetable garden is just not complete without summer squash growing in the mix of tomatoes, peppers, okra and cucumbers.
Where can you go to enjoy French wines with a German accent? Simple, Alsace. That's the tiny French region nestled against the German border that the two countries battle over every century. It is hoped the quaint little tradition will be tucked away in a drawer somewhere, given the benign relationship between the two nurtured by the European community. But enough geopolitics. Let's talk about Alsatian wines. Wines coming from this region are almost exclusively ...
One of the most prevalent themes in modern young adult novels is the teenage rebellion against elder authority figures.
Railroads are an excellent means for experiencing the scenic beauty of mountain regions. Suitable for an afternoon excursion, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is within two hours' drive from Gainesville. Board the train in Bryson City, N.C., for a trip deep down into Nantahala Gorge.
An endless list of issues may cause tomatoes not to produce well. Some of the common problems and remedies are as follows.
Chloe and Cole were fighting over a stuffed animal one Sunday morning. I don't know why this particular stuffed animal was so important to the both of them at that particular time, seeing as how between the two of them, they have about 300 different stuffed animals they can take their choice of.
Among the video footage of the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20 available online now, some scenes shot while the twisters were touching down are disturbing. You see cars on the road and traffic patterns that look quite normal, except for the huge funnel approaching in the background.
When Shakespeare wrote, "There are more things in heaven, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy," surely he didn't have litter boxes in mind. But who am I to assume what was in the Bard's mind at that inspired moment?
Georgia's weather is funny, and it does not take long for it to change on a dime. Spring was cool and wet, and now we are hot and humid.
Our homes would not be complete without a few classic holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactuses. However, did you know these beautiful plants have been decorating homes for the holidays since the 1800s?
Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.
It's a tough time of year for fruits and vegetables.
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.
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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