It's hard to think about New Year's celebrations when the temperatures are in the 80s, but regardless of the weather, the calendar has indeed flipped over to a brand new year, bringing dreams, goals, resolutions and the promise of
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and a county.
Q: Our daughter died last year - long, sad story - leaving behind a 2-year-old boy. The father - not named on the birth certificate - is not and never has been a factor in the child's life and gave us permission to adopt without any conditions. He simply has zero interest.
Your kind wishes of Christmas cheer are sure to be appreciated when you present your neighbors and friends with delicious homemade treats.
Note: The following is the final in a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.
As millions of Americans travel home during the holidays, many adult children may notice their aging parents are declining in health and mobility.
According to Wikipedia, a meme is "an idea ... that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme is analogous to a mental virus - although not necessarily bad - that "catches on" relatively quickly and usually with significant influence on popular behavior. Most memes are unspoken, subconscious. The concept was popularized by evolutionary philosopher Richard Dawkins, who proposed that memes are like genes in that they replicate, mutate and respond to selective social pressures.
What started out as one family's gesture to spread Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region while also serving as a mission to help those in need.
Nearly 1,600 degrees, including approximately 25 doctoral degrees, 340 master's degrees, 35 specialist degrees and
The sunshine, coming from farther away now, is nevertheless clear and bright. There are geraniums still blooming in the big clay pots on the corners of the dock, and there is just a hint of a breeze to ruffle the water. The long weekend, the weekend in which the Escape and I have heralded the Christmas season by drawing a circle encompassing nearly all of southeast Georgia, is winding down.
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.
This is the third and final installment of my "Wrong Things Experts Have Said (and Still Say)" series. Thus far: I've debunked the myth that a consequence must be delivered immediately in order for a child to make the misbehavior-consequence connection, exposed the detrimental nature of high self-esteem, laid bare the falsehood that behavior modification works on human beings and outed Freud for the fraud that he actually was. (All three columns will be available at johnrosemond.com.)
Extending warm appreciation for the "neighborliness" of our neighbors can be simple as well as heartfelt. From the guy who shares fresh tomatoes every fall to the gal who mows your part of the easement every other Saturday, and everyone in between, here are some ways to say thank you and happy holidays in a meaningful, generous and unique way.
Welcome the true spirit of Christmas into your heart this season with quality time spent with family, gifts of encouragement and compassion for those in need and a smile for everyone you pass on busy shopping days. Allow ample time to stop and smell the cocoa and nibble on yummy cookies. Along with Christmas gifts and goodies, share these December holidays with your loved ones.
Man of the Decade