RICH: Children are often the best teachers
Listening and living literature through song lyrics
When I hear the talking heads profess shock and dismay over the latest athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina, I have to wonder if their angst is manufactured.
My people, as I have long said, were raised up on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don’t know that I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a hundred dollar bill in hand.
Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”
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.
Health and Wellness
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Jan. 26
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside to host meeting on Road to Recovery program
- Ga.-PCOM Founders Day celebration to honor teaching fellow
- With a month to go, insurance exchange enrollment high
- State gets poor grades on fight against smoking
- Bill would tighten state’s elder abuse law
- Getting to the psychological roots of overating
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Jan. 19
- Finding an exercise routine for the long term
- Healthy eating as a long-term lifestyle
Home and Garden
- DALY: Keeping troublesome pests out of your home
- DALY: If given proper care, apple trees will produce abundantly
- DALY: Ferns are attractive plants that thrive in the shade
- DALY: Propagating plants by cuttings are relatively easy
- 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
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?