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Sight of Old Glory still puts a lump in my throat

All sorts of legends surround the origin of our nation's flag.

June 08, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Lessons of life and its end from 3 brave souls

When we were children, we played "Mamas and Daddies" or "House." It was a time when we would act out, in our own way, how grown-ups live within a family.

June 01, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Still no bike tag for the name Harris

The Social Security Administration is out with its list of the most popular baby names of 2013.

May 25, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Atlanta’s own ‘spaceship’ lands again

When I was a kid, it towered over the heart of downtown, but then, taller buildings came and dwarfed it.

May 18, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A mama can be more than a mother

There are names for parents in the animal world that are periodically used. In horses, you have a mare and stallion, sometimes referred to as the dam and sire. Donkeys have parental terms like jack and jenny, which are really not fair to people named Jack or Jenny. In deer, you have a doe and a buck.

May 11, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ties that bind

The necktie has been loved and scorned by men for generations.

May 04, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Fresh air better than air-conditioning even with the pollen

About 6:30 in the morning, the TV and radio news outlets announce the pollen count for the day. It is measured by the number of grains of pollen contained in a cubic foot of air.

April 27, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Easter means new outfit because Mama said so

There were times in my life when my mama said those four words that needed no further explanation: "Because I said so."

April 20, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


My little, big moments with the Braves

As the Atlanta Braves opened their home season, it was a time to remember the night 40 years ago when Henry Aaron landed a ball just beyond the fence at Atlanta Stadium to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time home-run leader.

April 13, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Aged are young again in spring

A friend of ours gave us a ginkgo tree this winter. I painstakingly planted it with a big enough hole and lots of good soil and fertilizer. It has little green buds and is ready to make its debut any day.

April 06, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jesus does not have one designated spokesman

When I was a kid, they had pictures of Jesus hanging in our Sunday school rooms.

March 30, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


From mountains to mayhaws, Georgia has it all

It amazes me sometimes how little people know about our state.

March 23, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Sheriff example of grit, courage

CORDELE - A fight broke out a decade ago in the South Central Georgia town of Cordele. It ended a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if there was a winner, but there was a victor.

March 16, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Tuning up your farewell toasts

Mark Green and I have an agreement about reaching the finish line of life. The one of us who gets there first will fulfill the other's last wishes.

March 09, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The times, they keep a-changing on us

If you like standard time, then this is the week you better drink it in. On March 9, we will set our clocks forward and begin observing daylight saving time.

March 02, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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No more service with a smile from gas station attendants

Somewhere along the way, we will explain to future generations how gasoline once cost about 35 cents a gallon and how someone would pump it for you, check your tires and oil and wipe off your windshield.

January 25, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Times are always changing and are often full of uncertainty

I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

January 18, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Wedding, funeral songs are conversation starters

Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.

January 11, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Toast to the killer of kudzu

The year begins with outstanding news: A University of Georgia junior has discovered a cure for kudzu.

January 04, 2015 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


New Year’s resolutions I can keep

It is the season of those wonderful New Year's resolutions. I don't know what bothers me the most, making them or breaking them.

December 28, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


A personal Christmas letter to the jolly ol’ elf

Dear Santa,

December 21, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Waiting for Santa Claus is a good thing

The last time I checked, a day is still 24 hours and it still takes the Earth about 365 days to go around the sun.

December 07, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


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