Chloe went to the dentist to have her teeth cleaned. No big deal. We've done it several times before and she's always gotten good check-ups.
Look around in the small towns of North Georgia and you'll find that home food production is as popular as ever. Neatly maintained gardens in Lula, Alto and beyond are producing zucchini, squash, cucumbers, corn, and other local produce.
Help me with my garden!
Let's face it, there's something about a baseball movie that just invites corniness. The hardest hearts soften at the mere sound of a cracking bat. It's hard for a filmmaker to resist laying the syrup on too thick.
To say the new Adam Sandler movie, "Blended," - which was partially filmed in Gainesville - is better than some of his other recent work, such as "Jack and Jill," isn't saying much. After all, some natural disasters cause less damage than others. But none are a positive development.
"V is for Vidalia." That's the new consumer campaign for our beloved, South Georgia-grown onion.
It's like a bad horror movie. Worms! In your heart!
We are good at making preparations when severe weather is forecast.
No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.
"Hell's Angels" has everything it needs to be a great modern war film.
Recently, one afternoon I decided to cut the front lawn.
If there is one characteristic that college professors have in common, it's curiosity.
If you love to garden and cook, add a few herbs to your plant collection.
I love Sundays. Sunday is my favorite day of the week, although I do have a soft spot for Saturdays.
Fashion is very important to some folks. If you've seen my collection of T-shirts, you may feel either I am one of these people, or the antithesis thereof.
Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.
We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.
Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.
If you're planning to send holiday care packages to the troops, now is the time to gather supplies and materials.
When I started preparing for this article in August, I planned to write about how women and men often show different signs of chest pain or heart attacks.
I'll be the first person to admit I'm not much of an outdoor person.
It was morning, and Chloe was watching me iron my shirt and pants for the day.
When I was about 12, Jake "the Snake" Roberts was a scary, scary man. His finishing move, the DDT, was the most devastating maneuver in professional wrestling. He would tuck your neck under his arm, then drive your forehead into the mat.
Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well this is the best time of year to plant them.
Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you'll have a movie, a truism that "The Judge" does its damnedest to disprove.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
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