Television doesn't do justice to space shuttle launches. The power and majesty of this man-made marvel can't be captured on a 27-inch screen, even in high definition.
I have always assumed that Glory, the black-and-white springer spaniel that lives at my house, loves me.
I've been feeling a little sorry this week for the poor potato chip. It's a tasty treat, and has been a staple at lunches, picnics and tailgate parties for years. It is, in fact, the perfect salty snack. But if a new study is to be believed, the potato chip is the devil incarnate, responsible for our ever-bulging waistlines. Of course, the study also pointed its finger at other evils, such as sugar-sweetened drinks and ...
There are few foods in the world as delicious as a fresh, homegrown tomato. And when sliced thin and placed between two pieces of white bread, it creates a delight unrivaled in the culinary world.
I don't recall the exact moment when I made the vow. It could have been on the snowy morning when I stood ankle deep in the white stuff trying to clean off my car so I could drive on the snow-covered Thompson Bridge Road to work. It could have been that night when my car slipped and slid along the icy road on the way home. Maybe it was over the next few days as ...
My mother, like most mothers back when I was a child, was always offering up warnings to me and my brother, Marvin.
Every dark cloud on the horizon gets my attention. Every rumble of thunder puts a pit in my stomach. Every flash of lightning puts me on edge.
The world was supposed to come to an end on Saturday. If you are reading this on Sunday morning, I'm assuming it didn't.
I've never been a huge fan of the English royal family. For instance, when millions of people got up early to watch last month's wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, I slept in.
I won't be seeing my mother today. A lot of my friends think it's funny that my brother and I don't spend Mother's Day with her. But, just as she has done for the last several Mother's Days, my mother has gone to the beach with a group of her college friends. It's just as well. I can't think of a better way for my mother to celebrate her day than by going and doing ...
I have something I need to tell you this morning. It's incredibly embarrassing, even humiliating for me. But you, the good readers of this newspaper, deserve to know.
I like to consider myself a happy person. Sure, I have days where work gets on my last nerve, or days where something unpleasant happens in my personal life, and as a result, I have a day where I'm less than happy. But I try to be upbeat. I like to laugh. And I try to surround myself with people with similar dispositions. So I was a little surprised to learn that, by being happy, ...
Growing up in Blakely, I don't remember us ever going on a spring-break vacation. That's not to say we didn't have a spring break, or what passed for a spring break back in those days. Really, it was just five days off from school. We didn't pack our bags and head for the beach or for Disney World or any other locale that seems to be popular with the spring breakers these days. We were ...
One of the true joys of being a dog owner is the happy greeting that awaits me every time I walk in the front door.
Benjamin Franklin stopped by my office the other day for a chat. Yes, that Benjamin Franklin. Some people say they talk to God. Some people set up séances to reconnect with their late Aunt Gertrude. I chat with the Founding Fathers. Ben - he told me to call him that - made his way to the 21st century to see the state of the news media today. Besides being an accomplished scientist, inventor, statesman and ...
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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