March 30 | 3:01 AM | Comments (0)
CHARLESTON, S. C. – Steeped in history, energized by tradition, and boasting students who matriculate at three local colleges, Charleston doesn’t have a skyline — until a cruise ship slides up to the docks and empties a boatload of tourists.
Posted 3/29/2013 | Comments (0)
As a high school student, I was always interested in geography, although I can’t remember taking more than one course. Nothing could be more exciting than learning about the world we live in. It was fascinating to turn the globe and discover the four corners of the earth.
Posted 3/15/2013 | Comments (0)
When you spend time on the road, you often have time to reflect, reminisce and recall the past. One of the things that brings emotional satisfaction is to drive into the countryside, accompanied by the signal of a country music station.
Posted 3/8/2013 | Comments (0)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Time spent with friends is the best of times.
Posted 2/16/2013 | Comments (0)
DARIEN – Crossing the Darien River Bridge on U. S. 17 South, an uplifting scene awaits if you choose a leisurely gait in these fractured and hurried times. Park your car and take a short walk up to the bridge and become enraptured by the view — in any direction.
Posted 1/26/2013 | Comments (0)
MINNEAPOLIS – In the shank of a recent evening as winds from a Midwestern front signaled that temperatures would be dropping precipitously in this part of the country, Mat Garretson, a Georgia boy, was waxing with warm emotion in his voice about the resurgence of interest in rye whiskey.
Posted 1/12/2013 | Comments (0)
PINE MOUNTAIN – I found my way here to visit good friends, an aging couple who are not about to succumb to Father Time, at least not willingly.
Posted 1/5/2013 | Comments (0)
NEW YORK – You never tire of this exciting city — until the check comes. Aside from that, it is an electric place where you find something amusing on every street corner — from hotdogs to soft pretzels to souvenirs, all reflecting the image of the Big Apple.
Posted 1/2/2013 | Comments (0)
For years, I thought that my mother would become a Centenarian, but after 98 years and eight months, she recently succumbed to the ravages of old age.
Posted 12/14/2012 | Comments (0)
Nothing like a little humor to make your day. Good humor travels with the greatest of alacrity these days, which means that happening upon a fresh collection of humor is soon gone with the wind.
Posted 11/16/2012 | Comments (0)
October has come and gone, but that grand month should last longer. How nice it would be if it could be renewed. Make it endure, make those comfortable temperatures linger. Sweater weather. Leaves turning and throwing off inspirational scenes that we savor and keep.
Posted 10/13/2012 | Comments (0)
If you are a true Georgia Bulldog fan, you are missing out on something good if you don’t make the effort on Friday afternoons (and Saturday mornings) to witness the Redcoat band rehearsing for the big football game.
Posted 10/6/2012 | Comments (0)
FULTON, Mo. – Stopping at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College is like finding an oasis in the desert.
Posted 9/22/2012 | Comments (0)
Who would have thought in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell experienced his first telephone conversation with an associate, that 135 years later his invention would become the victim of such inadvertent, widespread disdain?
Posted 9/8/2012 | Comments (0)
My mother is 98 years old and has a clear mind but limited mobility. We have round-the-clock-care for her in the northwest corner of Johnson County in a community known as Buckeye.
Posted 7/14/2012 | Comments (0)
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – With the U.S. Open golf tournament being played in San Francisco this summer, I realized I could start the trip in Los Angeles, take a long drive up the coast to the Olympic Club and subsequently to Sacramento, which would provide an opportunity to visit with friends along the way.
Posted 6/20/2012 | Comments (0)
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — On Highway 53, the road to Dawsonville, only a half dozen miles north of the chicken capital of the world is a place called Harbour Point. Must have driven by it scores of times over the years without knowing what lay beyond the entry gate.
Posted 6/8/2012 | Comments (0)
DALLAS – There is much to see and explore in Texas’s most famous city. Houston and San Antonio, even Austin, might take exception to that, but Dallas, if you count the Metroplex, is the most populous in the state, with the most recent head count standing at 6,371,773. Houston’s population is 6,086,538.
Posted 6/2/2012 | Comments (0)
SWAINSBORO – Growing up in Wrightsville my first memory of Swainsboro, 26 miles away, was a bus trip over to the Pine Tree Festival in the mid-1950s.
Posted 5/19/2012 | Comments (0)
ATLANTA – A comforting respite on a weekend while visiting old friends, who live by the Chattahoochee, was again a reminder that in this state, there generally is a pleasant and alluring environment wherever you pause — there’s good living to be found everywhere.
Posted 4/14/2012 | Comments (0)
In case you haven’t heard, I did not win the lottery.