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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Living with loss

Since seniors regularly encounter death, they naturally experience loss and grief. This is one of a series of articles on that subject. Coincidentally, three similar presentations have appeared in recent days, though not focusing on older people.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: When a child trusts, that child obeys

Q: I've read enough of your writings to know that you believe children should be obedient, that they should do what they are told. I want my children to think for themselves and to question authority, not to blindly obey simply because someone is bigger than they are. I don't want them thinking that "might makes right." What's with wanting children to be robots?

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son will figure out the lemonade thing

Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A's, but typically makes B's and C's. He plays on both the football and tennis teams, but is a standout at neither. He thinks kids who use drugs and play video games are "stupid" and his friends are all good kids, most of whom make better grades. He's polite, well-mannered, and respectful. Other adults rave about what an impressive kid he is. Meanwhile, we're pulling our hair out. We've talked to him many times ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Why is Jesus' resurrection important?

Faith in Jesus rests firmly on the evidence for his resurrection. In the opening words of his letter to the Roman church, Paul wrote that Jesus "...was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord...." (Romans 1:4).

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Grapefruit, grief and grace

There is one grapefruit left. One.

April 16, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Vocational education is crucial for many

During my sophomore year at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, my guidance counselor, Mr. Gusloff, refused my request to take auto shop because I was, he said, college-bound and my presence in a vocational program would take space needed by a student who was not so destined. I was disappointed, and I felt then, as I still do, that he was wrong to pigeon-hole me and limit my options, but I had no choice but to accept his decision. I never even told my parents, both of whom held Ph.D.'s. They would have only shrugged their ...

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Easter entertaining: Recipes and recollections

Few things bring me greater joy than entertaining family and friends around my kitchen table. Easter Sunday is such an occasion. After church, I like to host Sunday dinner for my parents and sweet in-laws, plus my husband's beloved Aunt Polly. From coconut cake to deviled eggs and brown sugar-mustard glazed ham, our celebratory feast is always Some Kinda Good, and as Southern and traditional as it gets.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia stagecoaches establish routes, fare costs

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: End times: Last rites, rituals

I learned a lot from teachers and colleagues who were cultural anthropologists. For example, we should not dismiss the unusual ways of people from other places or our own ancestors. Established patterns of behavior are not oddities born out of ignorance or superstition but shared solutions to issues of existence. Rituals are not empty forms; they meet deep and recurring needs, personal and social.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Museum exhibit honors local veterans and Georgia's place in WWI

Joe Hollingsworth wrote a letter to his mother. In it, the young American soldier, in France fighting for his country in World War I, described what he saw: a French farmhouse that had been destroyed by bombing. He was surrounded by utter desolation.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Get a bowl, get your grub on at 'Bowls in the Boro'

If you're hungry for some chili on April 7, or just want some breakfast on April 8, you're in luck – "Bowls in the Boro" is just what you need.

April 03, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Truth will out when it comes to ADHD

In 2009, pediatrician and former medical school professor Bose Ravenel and I published "The Diseasing of America's Children" (Thomas Nelson), in which we argued from facts that ADHD and other childhood behavior disorders were inventions of the psychological-psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry.

April 02, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: No foolin' — The month of April is upon us

The cosmic forces and calendar fairies attempted to play April Fool's on us for practically the entire month of March, from summer weather one week to a blossom-killing frost the next week to rainstorms with wind gusts of tropical proportions and then back to spring-like temperatures the following week. The weather announcers said, "Spring? Just kidding - protect the plants." And then, "Spring? Nope, still fooling you - break out the sunscreen and blast away the air conditioning."

April 02, 2017 | | Life


Avian liturgy: call and response

Across the way, two turkeys, dark and awkward, amble across the field. The larger leads, the smaller follows. Two mockingbirds dive-bomb the holly tree at the corner of the house as though the single berries upon which they are intent are the last two berries on the face of the earth. Their wings flutter like the pages of an old book thumbed hurriedly. Somewhere in the near-distance, a flock of geese squawk.

April 02, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Times have changed; basic tenets of parenting have not

Q: You seem to blame all of America's parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did people in the 1950s and before, they wouldn't be having the problems they're having today.

March 26, 2017 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Let your kid admit his own guilt

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Be persistent in seeking Jesus' healing touch

Twin girls, only a few hours old, were lying in their individual hospital incubators. Something was terribly wrong with one of them, and she wasn ...

August 20, 2017 | | Life


Connection all humans have

I am 4 or 5 years old. My arms are curled tightly around my father's neck. His arms are wrapped around my waist. We ...

August 20, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Teamwork makes the dream work

Southern Adventures held a climbing clinic at Georgia Southern University's Recreation Activities Center Thursday evening. Those in attandance learned the basics of top rope ...

August 20, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: No smartphone, no need to police it

When I was a child, a popular comic strip was "There Oughta Be a Law." It ran in the paper that came to our doorstep ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Food columnist launches new YouTube channel

If you've read my food column or followed my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my dreams is to ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Not an app for everything

Will Rogers - unique humorist, cowboy philosopher and gentle gadfly - typically began his monologues with "All I know is what I read in the newspapers..." Given ...

August 13, 2017 | | Life


Fusco to rep Boro in annual Jekyll Island competition

What do you get when you combine a father's culinary lessons with job experiences and observances, and sprinkle on a bit of shrimp, andouille ...

August 13, 2017 | By ANGYE MORRISON amorrison@connectstatesboro.com | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Purchase 'stupid' for teen's first car

Adam Nickel thinks his teenage daughter, who's already hit three solid objects with her car -thankfully, no humans or other moving vehicles included - would ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: August adventures with the family

Is it an age thing? Global warming? The newest technological advances and inventions that are supposed to give us extra minutes in the day? Something ...

August 06, 2017 | | Life


Always room for Jell-O, metaphor

Mama didn't buy Jell-O. Not even to adorn with a can of fruit cocktail and call it salad. The only time Keith and I ...

August 06, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


GSU students to gather for prayer walk

On a hot summer day in August 2016, Georgia Southern University students gathered on a small street with a questionable reputation. Instead of the usual ...

August 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Toe the line in potty training toddler

Q: Our twin girls will be three in a few months. Our pediatrician recommended that we start toilet training at 32 months, which we did ...

July 30, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Security?

Thomas Wolfe was right. These days are lit by lightning and nothing is changing faster than the economy. Seniors are seeing economic patterns that have ...

July 30, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Rescue the boys so they will be men

Have you ever heard of an addict who was cured of his or her addiction because someone limited, but did not eliminate, their access to ...

July 23, 2017 | | Life


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