One of them looked like the Jacob's Ladder I used to make with a long loop of string laced in and out of the fingers of my two outstretched hands. One of them could have been a hammock tatted for a hummingbird. One, draped over the deck railing and onto the banisters, was a net for flying fish, and all of them, all of the dozens of spiderwebs that dangled and hung and cascaded ...
Note: The following is the fourth in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
There's an old adage about not truly understanding someone until you have walked in their shoes - or rolled with their wheels?
I believe it was in early elementary school when I found myself carrying a report card home for my folks to sign. I did at least two things: the first was to make up a story to tell dad that "F" meant fine. My buddies convinced me that even though my dad was an old man - by youthful standards - he wasn't dumb. The second thing was my fall-back plan. God always answers prayer. The preacher said so, Jesus said so and God does not take back promises.
The back-to-school season has arrived for families and teachers in Georgia. Most schools have already started classes, while a few others are holding in-service days and new student orientations in preparation for the first day of school. It's an exciting time that makes me think back to my first days as a new teacher when the school building hummed with the anticipation of the coming year and the possibilities it held.
For those of you who don't know, two weeks ago I announced my intent to run for mayor of Statesboro and filed the necessary paperwork with the city Monday to do so.
Note: The following is the third in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
In a recent column I said thumb-sucking is not, as was once thought, a sign of insecurity or other psychological problems. Well-adjusted children suck their thumbs and grow up to be well-adjusted adults. My daughter, who began sucking her thumb minutes after she was born - I think she used it to pass the time in utero - occasionally sucked her thumb to get to sleep when she was in high school. One time, ...
Georgia is the only place I call home. Though I've spent summers in the Pacific Northwest and traveled to Europe on more than one occasion, I am convinced for a number of reasons that the Southern United States is truly God's country. Our culture and our traditions are unlike anywhere else I've been.
An interesting incident was related by Fayetteville, N.C., preacher Alan Smith on his devotional website.
I was watching the local news this morning and was able to hear an interview where a young professional woman was citing numerous situations that clearly indicated that women are still being discriminated against in the workplace and that the so-called "glass ceiling" is still in operation. When I attended college back in the 50s, old Marshall was indeed coed, but at the same time, there were considerably fewer women than men. ...
What's in a name? Read Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to get his very long and involved answer. Anyway, a Tennessee judge told some parent that she could not use the name she had given her child on his birth certificate.
Freedom of speech is guaranteed to all U.S. citizens by the First Amendment to our Constitution. In a very basic nutshell, it allows us to criticize our government, or espouse a love of communism, or advocate for the legalization of marijuana, and so on, without being persecuted or jailed for publicly holding those beliefs.
Ricky Lane recently became the first dentist in Statesboro to be certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to administer Botox and dermal fillers. The Academy is the leader in providing training courses for doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare providers in the area of facial aesthetics.
Q: My 5-year-old is going to kindergarten soon and still sucks her thumb. We've tried everything to get her to stop, even a dental appliance, but she won't give it up. Do you have a solution for us?
In the navy blue of just dark, the headlights illuminate only a few feet in front of the car. The high beams give shadows to the rocks on the road directly in front of the tires in outlandish proportion to their size, but the hundred-foot pines on the other side of the ditch remain invisible. Behind me, the full moon is but a promise, not even a tease of her liquid silver light yet spilling over the horizon.
On this Sunday before our national day of Thanksgiving, let's think a little about the importance of gratitude.
Note: The following is the 13th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The city of Statesboro and our community are safer places today because the Platinum Lounge and the Primetime Lounge are closed.
Thanksgiving is upon us. Whether you're planning to host the event at your home, travel to a relative's house or opt to dine out and let someone else do the dishes, I've got a holiday menu that won't disappoint and some downhome local restaurant recommendations that are sure to satisfy.
Note: The following is the 12th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.
One of the most problematic words in America's post-1960s parenting language is "cooperate."
A good way to get some in-depth information about a career is to go online and type in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mess around with that database for a tad and then switch to Occupational Outlook Handbook. As they say in West Virginia, "You'll have more stuff than you can shake a stick at." I have no idea what that means, but it sounds good.