The last few weeks, I have been participating in a daily gratitude exercise.
Pecans are a very important nut crop for the state of Georgia. We are ranked No. 1 in the nation in pecan production, having more than 145,000 acres planted in pecans in Georgia.
The dread of death, I have come to know, is as fierce and unrelenting as a tornado in full destruction mode.
Ava my German shepherd is quite verbal.
"Gentlemen, start your engines" is a very familiar phrase and one that creates a thunderous, heart-thumping beginning to a thrilling event.
One of nature's greatest spectacles is the array of colors presented during autumn in the mountains.
Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad.
"Worrying is just praying for what you don't want to happen," is an often used quote about worrying.
When I was a young sports writer, just beginning an education on the world of sports and the men who made the majors great, I was fascinated with NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler.
My history-loving child has a new fascination - old TV shows.
One insect that is universally loathed is the cockroach.
Sitting in for Ronda this week is her husband, John Tinker... "Tink."
I am deeply envious of those who get a full night's sleep.
Fall is a busy time in the forests and woodlands of North Georgia. Many visitors from metro Atlanta and surrounding areas come to enjoy the annual leaf color displays.
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"Mama, can I?..."
One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy. I ...
It's hard to find a good mudhole these days. Have you noticed that? Too much concrete and asphalt.
It started with a conversation about "Die Hard."
A while back, the chief tax assessors from counties throughout Georgia asked me to speak to their gathering at Jekyll Island. We frequent the Golden ...
When Cole woke up feeling a bit puny, I begged him not to tell Mama.
It is a sure bet, I am certain, that I am not the only wife with a husband who cares little about clothes. Like many ...
A part of my childhood died recently.
One of the dearest and oldest friends I have, had a close brush with death recently. He didn't just stand on the banks of ...
Years and years ago, my child had decided he was going to be a vegetarian.
I started dreading it last Monday.
There is an old Chinese proverb that says "When an old man dies, a library burns down." With no man was this truer than it ...
Mama used to say, every time she was sick, "I've never been so sick in all of my life." EVERY time.
"What's your New Year's resolutions gonna be?" Mama asked on the eve of 2017.
At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while ...
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