When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.
According to shipping records, there have been five vessels that have borne the name Evans.
When I heard that Frazier's Flowers and Gifts on Zetterower Avenue had been sold, I panicked, metaphorically.
Life is full of challenge and opportunity, and successful people take advantage of them.
I step out on to the deck and take a deep breath. The breeze, brisk but mild, brings no scent of flower or bough, but only the sound of the wind chimes dangling and dancing in the white light of morning. The wet towels I have shaken out into limp flags are draped over the railings of the deck and by noon they will be dry and sun-rough.
The cover story in last week's (May 21, 2012) Time Magazine is all about "why attachment parenting drives some mothers to extremes - and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru." That is the article's subtitle. All I can say, somewhat hopefully, is "at last."
In 1831, a 49-ton sloop was built named the Brunswick in New Brunswick, Canada. A sloop is a small boat with a single mast facing forward.
You never know who you are going to meet in a line at the store. This past Saturday, my husband and I struck up a conversation with the gentleman behind us as we waited for a dreaded price check.
The last of the "beatitudes," as given in Matthew 5, is found in verse 10: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Believe it or not, the first ship recorded with the name Ocmulgee was a 454-ton whaling ship, based in Edgartown, Mass., that was captured by the Confederate raider the CSS Alabama on Sept. 5, 1862.
Q: Our oldest son, age eight, has recently started saying that he has no friends, no one likes him, he's no good at anything, and so on. None of this is true, mind you. He's a good kid who does well in school. We are at a loss as to where this is coming from. His younger brothers are bothered by hearing it as well, and we worry about the effect on them. This has been going on for a couple of months now. We've tried talking to him, and we've tried ignoring him. Nothing works ...
I am just going to tell you straight up, this column has little to do with business. It has to do with my march to glory, my 50th birthday this coming July.
A couple of weeks ago I stopped for the mail and, before I could get my hand into the box, heard the distinct sounds of baby birds. I quickly drew my hand back, suspecting that I might be in the cross-hairs of the mama somewhere close by. A few seconds went by without the appearance of an angry female of the avian variety, and I reached back in, this time seeing two baby birds sprawled across the stack of sale papers and catalogs.
The countdown is on - the last school bell rings in the not-so-distant future, and kids, parents and teachers are planning their festivities with gusto. Use each day in May to celebrate another completed school year; remember to praise your kids for a job well done, and thank teachers for their compassion and care of your children. Make it a memorable May with some of the wild, but authentic celebrations below, or make up a few of your own to welcome summertime merriment.
The first of four ships named Milledgeville was the Confederate ship the CSS Milledgeville. Built for war, it was a steam-powered iron-clad sloop weighing some 1,000 tons, 175 feet long and 35 feet across.
Sixteen years ago, the house looked like a woman without makeup, a Christmas tree without ornaments, a painting without a frame - lovely, but plain. So I planted.