Just this morning, I turned the page of a book and was immediately and delightedly reminded of the power of words on paper.
A couple of years ago, I read a story in this very newspaper about a man named Glen Mitchell. He lived in Jacksonville, Fla., and had a 13-year-old son named Jeff. One day Jeff was shot and killed by four boys while he was waiting for Glen to pick him up from school. One of the boys, Ellis Curry, later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and spent 12 years in prison.
Here's a hamburger grilling tip that I bet you've never heard. Have you ever noticed that when grilling a hamburger it tends to plump in the middle? To avoid this, make an indentation in the center of the patty before you put it on the grill. The indentation should be around two inches in diameter and about half of the thickness of the burger.
Over the last several weeks, I've received numerous calls concerning a particularly damaging pest of landscape trees.
There are lots of ways to continue enjoying those fresh tomatoes all year.
Early on that Saturday morning, the phone had rung as I puzzled over the recently acquired digital camcorder, wondering why on earth I had purchased such a sophisticated one.
You can pretty much guess from the title alone: "Muddle Earth," a trilogy of short novels following the adventures of a young boy magically transported to a whimsical world of elves and magical creatures, is largely a parody of the "Lord of the Rings" series by J.R.R. Tolkien.
When buying fruit at the store, buy some pieces that are already ripe and some that are not quite ripe. By doing this you minimize having to eat over-ripe fruits and reduce chances of the fruit going bad before you can eat it. By the way, people don't realize that you can break up a bunch of bananas when you're in the store.
Today's column comes to you courtesy of my good friend Wade Hutcheson, Spalding County Extension agent.
What is a great landscape plant that will add color to my yard, too?
Common sense goes a long way in packing foods safely for outdoor dining. Whether you are packing up to go to Lake Lanier, the park or to the backyard, the same principles apply.
Not long ago, headed down Interstate 20 somewhere near Augusta, I saw a sight not particularly unusual but thought-provoking, nonetheless. One detail caught my attention.
While the weather is warm and muggy, there is still much to do in the landscape and garden.
Yep, it's summer. If you don't believe the thermometer and the humidity indicator, just check your personal sweat factor.
I'm a philosopher. So are you. Our philosophies may differ, but they are there, nonetheless.
The fall equinox is occurring Monday at 10:29 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Fall is my favorite time to work in the garden. The days are cooler, making it the perfect time to plan and implement some projects to ensure a beautiful landscape for the following year.
Need to trim some expenses from your food budget? Luckily, several simple ways can help you get more for your dollar.
"What is your favorite breed?"
Chloe and Cole keep raiding the coin jar - my coin jar.
Just 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, a round granite formation stands 800 feet tall. Stone Mountain generates a lot of questions, but also misconceptions.
For most of us, the fall is the time of year for college football (GO DAWGS!), cool, crisp air in the mountains and raking leaves that seem to get everywhere. It is also a time of year when many people consider overseeding their warm season lawns to produce a green carpet of grass all year long.
Is everyone as giddy as I am about the start of football season?
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