It’s been 20 years without Davey Allison and I, at last, am able to laugh at his antics rather than recalling just the sorrow. And there are the lessons, too, that he taught.
They say one of the first signs of age shows up in your hearing. I don’t know if that means the actual physical workings of your ears go bad or if it’s a matter of what you hear or don’t hear that is the determining factor in this aging process.
One of the best things about our American higher education system is that it routinely offers students second chances — and sometimes third and fourth.
I do not believe it is a coincidence that our family from Mama and Daddy’s generation lived, for the most part, long and healthy lives. There were no preservatives in their food and their water came either directly from mountain streams or deep wells.
We’ve been told that when two sides disagree, we’re supposed to compromise, but that never really works.
That’s the reason zero tolerance polices exist: So that self-styled “educators” don’t have to make judgment calls, something that would require using their common sense cortex, which for many of them atrophied long ago.
This program, the Apparent Project, also collects soda cans and other “garbage” to recycle into jewelry, notepads, and household items to help families rise out of extreme poverty by providing employment. And as a bonus, this artisan project helps keep litter out of the environment.
Kit Yarrow, author of “Gen Buy: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings are Revolutionizing Retail,” says, “What you learn as a kid kind of becomes your values as an adult, so this generation really knows luxury and quality, and that’s what they want.”
When the military guard stood at attention at Mr. Hoyt’s casket and taps played, I put my hand over my heart and cried.
In 2008, Tom Wargo established Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen to help provide food for people who could not afford to feed their pets and to keep them from having to turn them over to a shelter. Daffy’s not only provides food, but they make available free or discount spaying and neutering, a requirement for receiving the food Daffy’s provides.
Three kets to a lasting marriage
She did not squander time on life’s foolish pursuits – shopping for pretty dresses, parties, choosing a new lipstick color or beach vacations. She was, all would agree, a statue for sturdiness, a monument to women who looked life and its troubles squarely in the eye and stared down those challenges.
People want to make money. They also want to make a difference. Creating a culture of passion and purpose is how you do both.
Each fall I read the Peanuts cartoon in which Lucy entices Charlie Brown to kick the football — just so she call pull it away at the last minute and watch him fall flat on his back. And every year I want to scream, “Don’t do it, Charlie Brown! It’s a trick!”
With my mill hunk upbringing where the only goal we grew up with was to work in the same factory that our grandparents worked in when they got off the boat, I’ve always had a fascination with people who have vision; I love interviewing them and sharing their inspiring stories.
Health and Wellness
- Weekly restaurant inspections for Dec. 9
- Senate forum to talk about drug problem in suburbs
- Lilburn resident steps into role of executive director for Dream House
- Red Cross holding public blood drives throughout December
- Legislators offer incentives to boost EpiPens in schools
- Lawrenceville man sheds pounds on Weight Watchers
- Duluth resident compiles book on plant-based diets
- PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Falcons players rally around young hospice patient
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside Medical Center names second DAISY honoree
- Red Cross seeking blood donations over Thanksgiving holiday
Home and Garden
- DALY: How to find the perfect Christmas tree
- DALY: Houseplants brighten the indoors during winter
- DALY: Landscape plants should fit the space where they are planted
- DALY: Moles and voles are troubling home landscapes
- DALY: Local homeowners being plagued with kudzu bugs
- Randy's hosts free fall festivities
- DALY: Grubs can menace lawns in the fall
- DALY: Plant bulbs now for spring color
- DALY: Autumn is the time to divide perennials
- DALY: Gwinnett Extension accepting applications for Master Gardener Extension volunteer program
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?