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Lead kids down the right path

The Optimist Club in Forsyth County invited me over this week to be their speaker. I knew it was a group of optimists, because of the sign and the fact that they meet at 7 in the morning. You have to be an optimist to be willing to listen to someone speak that early in the morning.

September 14, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Sucker for Bigfoot

The great P.T. Barnum is often credited with saying "There's a sucker born every minute." Yes, there is a world full of gullible people.

September 07, 2008 | For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Everything really is connected to everything else

It's one of Dr. Eugene Odum's (the late UGA environmental guru) laws of ecology: Everything is connected to everything else. It's also the basis of a healthy lifestyle. There is probably nothing in this column that you don't already know, but perhaps repetition will reinforce these truths enough to cause you to say, "Yes, of course," as I did - and act upon them.

September 07, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


The rewards of work show in landscaping

People enjoy gardening for different reasons.

September 07, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Pack pews, not heat in church

Dear God,

August 31, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Now’s the time for soil samples

Now is an excellent time to soil test your lawn, garden or pasture.

August 31, 2008 | By Clark Beusse For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Tips for saving garden seed

During the summer, many gardeners begin to think about saving seed from some of their garden vegetables for planting next year.

August 24, 2008 | Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Lifestyle Columnists


A voice not soon to be forgotten

In 1983, my mother fell off a ladder and broke her hip. In time, it healed and because of the break she was sensitive to changes in the weather.

August 24, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Enlightenment can reveal both bad, good

Last week I attended a Family Connection open "networking meeting" for the first time in several years.

August 24, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Fit to be president

Cathy Cox wanted to be governor, but ended up as president.

August 17, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Extension offers local produce market, more

If you have not gone by this year's Dawson County Produce Market, you are missing a great opportunity to buy excellent locally grown produce.

August 17, 2008 | By Clark Beusse Dawson County Extension Coordinator | Lifestyle Columnists


Bring Bubba back

The former "Bubba" McDonald has been a friend of mine for many years. He hasn't asked me for any political advice, but I'm going to offer some today.

August 10, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Looking back at July: What overwhelmed you?

It isn't August yet and several people have said to me, "Hasn't the summer gone quickly?" Yes, it has. The fact that school starts in early August makes us feel that autumn is upon us.

August 10, 2008 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists


Job perk: Digging up some dirt

I'm not quite ready to change jobs, but I had a glimpse this week of a potential career that I might have pursued.

August 03, 2008 | | Lifestyle Columnists


Out with the old, in with the new

The old girl died in a fire in February. We finally buried her this week. She was laid to rest in a landfill.

July 28, 2008 | | Lifestyle Columnists


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The Children’s Rights Movement has begun

I am not sure what started the discussion but I was in trouble - big, big trouble.

September 10, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Don’t let anyone make you believe the lies

Part of the joys of homeschooling is seeing my child's face light up during our discussions, the animated way he gets excited and can sit and talk about certain subjects for 45 minutes - which he said he didn't have the opportunity to do before. The heartbreak is hearing my child's fears of failure.

September 04, 2014 | By Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


Star Wars for president

In college statistics, I realized the Evan Esar's quote that "statistics is the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures" was true. They taught my class how to go to extremes with the science of figures. The point was to understand that everything has a counter point.

September 03, 2014 | By Charlie Auvermann Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists


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