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Shining beacons of hope

For more than four years, a young fellow named Josh Turner has accompanied me on my ride to Atlanta.

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Escape into the beauty of Georgia's landscape

A few weeks ago, I was standing on the porch of someone’s home in the mountains. As the sun was going down, I looked out at the beautiful peaks that decorate the northern part of our state.

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Easter rings in Resurrection, colorful clothes

There is no battle between the observance of Easter and Christmas. But if you’re taking a vote, I’m an Easter person.

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Natives, transplants leave their marks on Gainesville

I married into a family that has generational roots in Gainesville. They go back long before the War of Northern Aggression.

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Our holiday traditions are not always completely accurate

We are a gullible bunch, aren’t we?

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Internet has its alluring aspects

This column begins as a newspaper column. I’m very happy about that. I like the notion of being a newspaper columnist. I still like to hold the newspaper in my hand and look at it.

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We have come so far in my lifetime

Sometimes, when I gripe about slow computers or cellphones that don’t do what they are supposed to do, I think about how far we have come in my lifetime.

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Presidents Day is more than just mattress sales

In an earlier time, we used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in February. Now, we have combined them into one day to honor all presidents of the United States.

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