Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.
The new school year is still fresh and "it" has already begun, "it" being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents that there is something wrong with their kids' brains.
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. - Proverbs 7:1-4
People who are old and also poor are often noted in these columns. Well, that's proper. A lot of older people do live in poverty, and the number is growing. Where do they all come from?
During each new season, there are a few dishes I greatly anticipate cooking: Spring beckons salads and grilled vegetables, summer calls for hamburgers, and nothing comforts the soul in winter like warm soups and casseroles. Fall, though - fall might just be the season to beat. With the exception of the holidays, I don't think I look forward to eating more any time of the year.
For the sixth year, the annual Dancing with the Statesboro Stars fundraiser for Safe Haven of Statesboro packed the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Noting that October is Bullying Prevention Month, several editors have asked if I am willing to write an apropos column. I am, and for two reasons feel eminently qualified to do so.
The water is hot. It is rushing through the faucet, collecting in the sink. Bubbles that smell of green things, living things, rise like yeast. I hold my hands under the water for a moment, watch my knuckles turn red. It is dark outside the kitchen window, but inside, inside my house, it is light, miraculously light.
In 1971, a psychologist named Fitzhugh Dodson published a book titled "How to Parent." It did so well that he came out several years later with "How to Father." By 1971, Dodson was one of a handful, if that, of child-rearing traditionalists left in psychology, but his titles were quite progressive. In short order, "parent" and "parenting" became verbs, however illicit.
Note: The following is the first of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.
Kudos and "atta boys" to the YMCA for leasing the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School to be used for many good programs, beginning with an exercise facility open to seniors and families. I suspect that there is plenty of good, unused exercise equipment that people would gladly donate if someone will come up with a plan to make it happen.
When the air turns crisp and the evenings become dark earlier, a comforting and flavorful soup or slow-simmering stew on the stovetop is a welcome way to bring calm to a busy day's end. Served alongside a bright salad and a crusty loaf of Italian bread, the warmth and aromas of a good soup throughout the home can heal and soothe, like food for the soul.
Last Saturday, ZeroGravity Outreach made its community debut with a thrilling extreme sports demonstration at Complete Car Care in Statesboro. ZeroGravity is a local, nonprofit, Christ-centered ministry that makes use of extreme sports to carry out its mission: "Using extreme measures in an extreme world to reach an extreme culture." Tim and Debbie Wilkinson founded the ministry in Michigan in 2004 and moved to Statesboro full time in 2013.
I have taken up the habit of walking a prescribed path along the edges of the yard. This walking is different from the other kinds of walking I do - the brisk striding to the highway and back that increases my heart rate and makes me feel I'm doing at least a little something toward maintaining my good health; the slow and purposeless ambling through the woods, looking for nothing in particular but hoping to stumble upon something astonishing.
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