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Side effects of prescription drugs advertised on television

The pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune on what is called DTC or direct-to-consumer advertising.

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


Lumping presidents together, by George

We used to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as holidays.

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


Time for tunes of love

On the Internet, the source of all information, they have all kinds of lists. In preparation for this column, I conducted a search for the top romance songs and found they have a variety.

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


I love snow days

Oh, how I once loved snow days.

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


Stories of fine dinner china

My mother made sure I had an extensive education about china. Not China, the country, but china, the good kind that went on a properly dressed Sunday table.

January 26, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Fond farewell to my friend

The news came in email: Mike Banks had died.

January 19, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Jo Ann Adams blazes a trail as a pharmacist

In the first season of "The Andy Griffith Show," the town folks of Mayberry are surprised by the arrival of a female druggist at the local drugstore.

January 12, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Percolate on it: An old hot cup o’ Joe has gone trendy

My daddy liked his coffee hot. We had a West Bend percolator that was a fixture in our kitchen for years.

January 05, 2014 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


The ins and outs of calendar years

New Year's Day is the one day we can all observe. While there are Chinese, Hebrew and Muslim calendars, if we participate with the world, the clock starts over at the strike of midnight on the first day of the New Year.

December 29, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Enjoy spending time with loved ones

My mama has been gone for 17 Christmases. I still remember asking her every year what she wanted for Christmas.

December 22, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Holiday specials a faded memory

Once upon a time, there was a phenomenon called the Christmas TV special. The biggest stars on television would host other TV stars in an hourlong holiday variety show.

December 15, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Forming a kinship with Billy Crystal

NEW YORK - If you're making a Christmas trip to the Big Apple, I hope you'll stop by and see Billy Crystal.

December 08, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Phone books almost extinct

Some of the savviest advertisers know how to play on our emotions during the holidays.

December 01, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Blessings rampant through my life

This week, I am celebrating the 49th anniversary of the first time I wore a paper pilgrim hat and paper buckles on my shoes. I am pretty sure that was the same year I traced my hand to make a turkey.

November 24, 2013 | Harris Blackwood | Harris Blackwood's column


Phone numbers no longer significant

The people who issue phone numbers say we have run out of numbers again.

November 17, 2013 | 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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