Between 1904 and 1912, newspaperman Ambrose Bierce penned a series of columns for the Hearst newspapers offering his satirical definitions of everyday terms, which he later compiled into a single volume under the title “The Devil’s Dictionary.”
When we chose to name our son Leif, we were just looking for a nice Norwegian name to reflect his paternal heritage. We didn’t name him after any great grandparents nor were we inspired by any particular historic figures or role models. We just liked the name.
Complaints are a valid source of feedback, but they aren’t all worth listening to. Discern which ones have merit before you react.
Like most Georgians — heck, most Americans — I currently suffer from EFS: Election Fatigue Syndrome. Symptoms include an aversion to telephones and a growing conviction that everything politicians say is a lie.
Some of the best things in life are free and and that includes upcoming events in the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation’s L.I.F.E. (Leisure Is For Everyone) winter schedule.
“I’m always looking for ways to kill people,” Lawrenceville author writer Fran Stewart said, being sure to clarify that she means in print and electronic form only.
Don’t wish your life away, and your kids’ lives away, waiting for them to grow up. Trust me, they will, and all too soon.
My husband is like a relentless teenager. When he wants something, he persists until it’s easier for me to say “yes” just to get him out of my hair.
Most people do what their boss asks, but only a select few figure out what their boss really needs.
If you’re dissatisfied with the public schools yet not sold on any of the alternatives, let me share some of the strategies my wife and I used to help our four children not only survive but thrive in public school and beyond.
How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again?
“A recent study estimated that roughly one in seven Americans 65 and older is taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication. Every year, 38 million older Americans experience serious complications from the medicines they take. The number of Americans treated in hospitals for medication-related problems top two million, and more than half of those hospitalized were 65 and older,” AARP reports.
It was hard not to see the ghosts in the blacken ashes, to hear their whisperings, or to recall the wisdom plied like a fine whiskey upon the ones who would listen and take note.
I recently heard a pundit opine that America was founded on the principle of equality. Really? Did Patrick Henry say, “Give me equality or give me death”? Does the Pledge of Allegiance end, “with equality and justice for all”?
Back in 1988, to help kick off the inaugural National Red Ribbon Week, a PTA lady asked me to come to the Trickum Middle School parking lot to help decorate all the school buses with red ribbons
Health and Wellness
- HEALTH BRIEFS: GMC named no. 1 'large' hospital by magazine
- Norcross clinic owner gets 2-plus years in healthcare fraud case
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Dec. 22
- HEALTH BRIEFS: New doctor joins Buford physicians group
- Hospitals cutting payrolls to cope with tough times
- Flu hitting Gwinnett? Six schools report uptick in absences
- Greater Gwinnett Championship names 2015 charity recipients
- PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Dental services for veterans
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Dec. 15
- Georgia, South still low in health rankings
Home and Garden
- DALY: Now is a good time to transplant trees and shrubs
- DALY: Azaleas, grass sod, and poison ivy concerns
- DALY: Put the right plant in the right place
- DALY: Avoid transporting firewood long distances to prevent spreading invasive tree insects
- DALY: What are cranberries and where do they come from?
- DALY: Keeping rodents out of your home
- DALY: The naming of plants
- DALY: Pecans challenging, but rewarding to grow
- DALY: Deterring deer from garden plants
- DALY: Native plants have many advantages in the landscape
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?