With mid-term elections still more than eight months off, this column might be premature. Then again, I’m already hearing political ads on the radio, so maybe my timing isn’t so bad — especially since I hope to start a grass-roots movement.
While the Gwinnett Public Library is celebrating Read Across America Week with songs, games and visits from the Cat in the Hat, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing readers’ response to the column I’d written about books a few weeks back.
My Daddy told me: “Choose a side. It’s despicable to see someone who is mealy mouthed and doesn’t stand for one side or the other.”
If you ask people what they want for their children, most will tell you that they just want their kids to grow up to be happy.
Susan Larson spotlights a local dress consignment shop.
One thing I have found to be mostly true, as true as any rule can be, is that in the South, you are either proud or humble. There is very little in-between.
If this column seems a bit iffy, feel free to blame it on my lack of exercise.
Personally, and in business, mastering people skills is life’s big difference-maker. It’s not easy, but important skills are rarely intuitive. Mastering the art of winning people over is the difference between being surrounded by support and enthusiasm versus having do everything on your own.
We can observe this growing societal narcissism, too, on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. I have Facebook “friends” (some of them family members) who seemingly post a selfie a day.
As a proud and active member of the William Day Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution, Leslie Watkins of Snellville spends her days traveling around presenting living history presentations on lifestyle during colonial times.
Group relationships are complex. But they’re worth it.
You know the feeling I am sure. You find something that somewhere back in time meant so much but years have passed and you have forgotten its existence. Then you find it and it’s like running into an old friend who reminds you of happy times.
Last year, after reading about the yellow-bellied sap sucker in a Daily Post blog, I tried to find out more about the bird. Not only did I learn more than I could ever want to know, but I found myself clicked in at www.allaboutbirds.org a Web site posted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Spending time on Facebook tends to make me angry —mostly because of all the political memes people post. Whether I disagree with the poster’s politics or agree and think our way of life faces imminent destruction, either way I’m angry, often for hours afterward.
One Sunday while sitting around the dinner table, Louise and I began to tell Daddy stories, the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he ‘made a preacher’, as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told me about those days not what I had seen.
Health and Wellness
- Governor declares March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at request of Gwinnett doctor
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Local hospital to host Affordable Care Act seminar and enrollment event
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 3
- Bobsled medalist visits local girl, patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- 'Pink in the Rink' has special meaning for Gladiators' ice crew
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Feb. 24
- 'Lone Survivor' tells story at Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation gala
- Country music singer tours hospital before peforming locally
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Free prenatal care visits offered to uninsured pregnant women
- Eastside Medical Center, Walgreens announce clinical collaboration agreement
Home and Garden
- DALY: Now is the time to prevent summer weeds in lawns
- DALY: Proper and timely pruning promotes healthy plant growth
- UPCCA to host gardening event
- North Atlanta Home Show draws large crowds
- DALY: Native azaleas are an attractive feature to the home landscape
- DALY: Soil testing essential in improving the quality of your soil
- DALY: Proper pruning of crape myrtles is essential
- DALY: Use care when planting around septic drainfields
- DALY: If given proper care, fruit trees will produce abundantly
- DALY: Protecting landscape plants from the unseasonably cold weather
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?