An unknown person said, "Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses."
DEAR DR. GOTT: Our daughter suffered over 1-1/2 years with Lyme disease before it was diagnosed. She was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She saw an internist and two rheumatologists before going to a preventive medicine clinic in San Francisco where the Lyme test was given and came back positive.
A record crowd is expected to attend the big five-day event bluegrass and gospel music festival at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, October 18-22.
French philosopher Denis Diderot, who died in 1784, wrote, "There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
Pearl Buck wrote, "Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied." Not just great mistakes, small ones too.
Willie Tyler said, "The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time."
Robert Fitzgerald, when discussing his criteria for translating Homeric Greek, wrote: "The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To 'make a beeline' for something. That's worthy of being immortal and is immortal in English idiom. 'I guess I'll split' is not going to be immortal and is excludable, therefore excluded."
DEAR DR. GOTT: My problem is my low pulse.
There's a strong possibility you might have to shoulder more responsibilities than you are accustomed to. A positive attitude will help you accomplish more than you expect and yield greater rewards.
DEAR ABBY: What has become of social skills in this country? I have been planning my daughter's wedding for eight months, and mailed invitations with self-addressed, stamped response cards six weeks ahead of my deadline with the caterers and rental companies.
Surrounded by oak trees high on a river bluff, the sportsman hefts his gun to his shoulder. Peering down the barrel, he yells "Pull!" and fires a split second later.
Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald.
DEAR ABBY: Something happened to me in one of the most popular restaurants here in town. I have gone there many times with family and friends. Recently a friend took me there for a birthday dinner. I know the manager, so I stopped to talk to him when we entered. As we were talking, the hostess came to take my friend to be seated, and I asked, "Could we have a booth, please?"
Humorist Evan Esar said, "The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
The idea came to TMS Ruge one evening in September while at home in New York, skimming Twitter for stories on Ebola. A native of Uganda who grew up in East Africa and the U.S., Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.
Correction: The byline in the print version of this article said the author was Kimberly Curtis. The article's author is actually Lane Anderson. The editor apologizes for this mistake and hopes to avoid future occurrences of inaccuracy.
"The Colored Folks Cemetery," as a deed from 1903 describes it, is a smaller, privately maintained cemetery behind the city of Statesboro's publicly maintained Eastside Cemetery.
In the human version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Jim Carrey as the Grinch shares these symbolic stresses in his busy holiday schedule: "Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, Jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare ...
NEW YORK - Shoppers are getting smarter.
Sleek cattle graze contentedly in well-kept pastures. Dust rises in clouds as tractors till the fields, Grandchildren hunt, fish and ride horses on property that has been in Portal farmer Jimmy Skrine's family for decades, and the 73-year-old takes an active role in operating the farm that has been his life for over 60 years.
NEW YORK - It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.
BERLIN, Germany - Listening to sad music while feeling down may seem like it could make matters worse, but it actually elicits positive emotions, according to a recent study.
Mention winterizing a house to most homeowners and the knee jerk responses are bound to begin flying: Time consuming, expensive, unnecessary.
With the median age of this group of distinguished gentlemen teetering around 75, the "10:30 Coffee Club" just celebrated 55 years of togetherness.
The Murkisons' story began on a regular December night in 2011.
Man of the Decade
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