BLAKELY - Growing up in a small, agricultural community the way I did, it was sometimes hard not to take it all for granted.
In the days following Washington's failure to deal with sequestration, I kept hearing a lot of the talking heads on TV telling me about cuts to nonessential government services.
Three times in the last few weeks, the weatherman has predicted that up to an inch of snow would fall in Gainesville.
I'm having a good-natured disagreement with a friend of mine, who I won't name for fear of embarrassing him. He's a NASCAR fan.
Some stories just seem too funny to really be true. But today's comes from an actual event that happened on an actual interstate highway in an actual state (Tennessee) as reported by an actual newspaper (The Columbus Dispatch).
Monday is Presidents Day, and I'm sure you'll spend all of your day off celebrating the 43 men who have been served in the nation's top office.
On nights when I can fall asleep easily - and that's most nights - it seems like my head barely hits the pillow before the alarm clock goes off and it's time to get up again.
I was very excited to learn last week that Twinkies aren't going the way of the dodo after all.
It's time for my annual rant against winter. I don't like it. I'm a Southwest Georgia boy. It's gets cold down there. But you only see snow and ice every four or five years. Snow storms in southwest Georgia are perfect. Usually, it starts snowing overnight and when you wake up, the ground is covered in two or three inches, just enough to build a snowman or have a snowball fight with your friends - ...
It hasn't always been easy being an Atlanta Falcons fan. Sure, with a victory today, the Falcons will go to the Super Bowl for only the second time in team history. But it surely wasn't always this way. For much of this franchise's storied history, the team was, shall we politely say, victory challenged. This year's team has won 14 games. The team was playing its fifth season - in 1970 - before it tallied ...
I'm something of a nerd when it comes to electronic gadgetry, so I always look forward to the annual International Consumer Electronics Show where a whole slew of new gizmos are announced.
I spent most of last week living in a hotel room in Orlando, Fla., and because not much happens in hotel rooms, my friends and I drove around the area a lot.
I don't usually make New Year's resolutions because, for most of us, they seem impossible to keep.
I admit without shame that I'm a present shaker. When I was a little boy, I would rattle any Christmas present that had my name on it. As soon as gifts started appearing under the tree, I was under there, too. If I might be allowed to brag a bit, I actually got quite good at it figuring out what each rattle was. Some things just made a certain noise when you shook them. So ...
I'm calling on that great philosopher, Gomer Pyle, to help me explain what's gotten my dander up this morning.
Mere minutes after a teenage terrorist had been captured, Bostonians poured into the streets and cheered – cheered! – the police and firefighters who had ended the terror.
The government has been getting its grubby little paws into your paycheck every two weeks for the last year, and now it's ready for you to give more.
I often get asked how Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, and I got together.
I sometimes have a hard time sleeping, so I do what a lot of people suffering from insomnia do. I turn on the TV.
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