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.
Having raised our boys in the Parkview cluster, I’d always thought of myself as a pure bred Panther. But in writing my last column, Mike Doyne, of Lilburn Middle, made me realize I have Mustang roots
Among the startling revelations that President Obama shared in last week’s State of the Union address was this gem: Some people make more money than others.
When you add the opportunity to go off to college or move out on your own, we’re fooled into thinking that we’re mature enough and wise enough to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives.
If you’re forced to co-exist with a poison person, don’t make the mistake of letting them inject their venom into your life. They may be the killjoy, but you’re the one inviting them to dinner every night.
At the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy, which I am not — well, maybe a little — I’d like to address some of the drawbacks of personal technology.
As the Year of the Snake slithers out and the Year of the Horse gallops in, I thought what better way to celebrate than to honor the presence of horses in Gwinnett County.
I always look forward to Gwinnett Parks and Recreation’s newest L.I.F.E. (Leisure is for Everyone) catalog. I love seeing what’s new and what has become a tradition over the years.
By now it should be ridiculously obvious to anyone who has not been living in a cave, or getting all their news from CSNBC (which is kind of like living in a cave), that neither of the two major political parties in this country represents the interests of middle-class Americans.
If you’ve already abandoned your resolution, or you’re wavering, try reframing it into an intention. You’ll feel better about it, and you can go back to it all year long.
My grandmother – Daddy’s mother – was sometimes called “crazy” by others who didn’t quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.
Going over my book list for the past year always provides a bit of entertainment, especially when I see titles I don’t even remember.
Health and Wellness
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Local primary care facility joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
- Pollen count skyrockets earlier than normal
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 10
- 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
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?