Climate experts have all sorts of explanations each year about how much rain we have or have not received.
It is easy to blame television for a lot of things. We have seen many things that were once taboo become acceptable because we saw them happen on TV.
The folks in Hollywood seem to run short on ideas from time to time. They seem to thrive on remakes of old movies. I saw a story last year that said movie studios were looking at 50 potential remakes.
If you're in the church business, this is the big week. It's hard to make comparisons, but if you used sporting events, this would be the World Series, Super Bowl, Daytona 500 and the Masters all rolled into one giant happening.
There were two religious announcements last week. First, the Roman Catholic Church has a new pope, Francis I.
Recently, my wife and I visited a couple of antique stores. We were just browsing.
We used to have this drawer where we kept all of the trading stamps. There were S&H Green Stamps, which were given by the Big Apple supermarket. You also had Top Value Stamps from Winn-Dixie and Gold Bond stamps from Colonial stores.
On a recent weekend, my wife and I visited an estate sale. If you've never been to one, an estate sale is a garage sale of dead people's stuff.
I was surprised to hear that the folks who run the Olympics are doing away with wrestling.
There is a commercial on TV for some diet plan. In the spot, the heavy version of a woman is having a conversation with her thin version.
When the first Super Bowl was held in 1967, it wasn't even known by that name. It was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. There was no Vince Lombardi Trophy because Lombardi was coaching one of the teams, the Green Bay Packers.
TIFTON - Like many communities in the South, Tifton and the towns nearby had an influx of Jewish merchants in the early part of the 20th century.
Every weekday morning, I take a walk through the Georgia Capitol. There is nothing new about it; in fact, next year the old girl will be 125 years old.
One of the mental games I often play is something I call "What if ..."
I don't know exactly when it happened, but the people who run department stores all got together and assigned labels to people based on their size.
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.
When I was a kid in Social Circle, our town doctor used to make an ice sculpture of sorts when it got really cold.
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.
Back in the days before the interstate highway system would take you where you needed to go, we used to take a cross-country route to Jekyll Island or to visit family in Jacksonville, Fla.
Forecasting the weather is a job I wouldn't want. If you predict rain and it doesn't, folks chuckle and go on their way. If you predict a blizzard and it doesn't happen, folks will stop just short of calling for a lynch mob.
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.
I remember the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.
Funeral and wedding songs are often the subject of much discussion, particularly after the event.
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