October 28, 2011
Photo by Ginny Sampson
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Gift-giving time is here again, guys, with Mother's Day right around the corner and, for many of us, anniversaries coming up next month. Fortunately, for those who have no idea what to get their wives -- which is to say, all of you -- I'm here once again with a column full of helpful hints.
At my house, the day Girl Scout cookies arrive is kind of like a holiday, on par with J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday and Tax Freedom Day — theoretically, the day we stop working to pay the government, which usually comes in late April but in the near future may be pushed back to early May. Or mid-August. Or Dec. 31.
Ernesto McCausland, the noted Columbian journalist, first came into my life as an exchange student at Ringgold High School. We became fast friends and I will miss him.
For the true sports fan, the subjective nature of many Olympic sports just doesn't cut it.