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Dick Yarbrough: September’s song has pumpkins growing weary

Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday. The lyrics could apply today to the current political season in Georgia — “For it’s a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.”

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Joe Phillips: I shouldn't admit this
Posted: August 28, 2014

There has been an unignorable seepage in the front yard of the mountain cabin, “Respite,” evidence of what it was – a leak in the water line. The line passes under a long lane and could pass through the yard anywhere. I dreaded digging the place up looking for it.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Kaye Steadman: Espresso made me mean
Posted: August 27, 2014

To any readers remotely considering an Espresso machine, beware and reconsider. For years I had been wanting one after traveling to Europe and tasting the rich, frothy, black liquid.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Dwight Watt: How do I change my home page?
Posted: August 26, 2014

The home page on your browser is the page that displays when you first start the browser. Quite often this is set for Google or Bing or your ISP’s web page to display. Other people have set it to a page they quite often want to go to. On my browsers I have my home page set to www.dwightwatt.com.

Dick Yarbrough: Family’s tragedy is reminder to text less and live more
Posted: August 26, 2014

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn’t get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

Bo Wagner: Bad idea number 1746
Posted: August 26, 2014

In my life things tend to go from one thing to another along a pathway that somehow leads to either hilarity, or disaster, or both. I can see now that this is another one of those times...

Monday 08/25/2014
Letter to the editor: Double standard postal issues
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:23 am

Dear editor,

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Rap! Rap! Rap!
Posted: August 19, 2014

“The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let’s begin the meeting as we always do with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

Elizabeth Farrell: It’s a long way from Tipperary
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 10:48 am

My great-grandfather James (no-middle-initial) Farrell first drew breath in County Tipperary, Ireland. Great-pa James’ date of birth is blurry: 1835 or 1838. Centuries earlier, military conquest put a long line of English royalty in charge. They seized Irish land to suit themselves.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Gosh dang. what is wrong with a Southern accent?
Posted: August 12, 2014

I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?

Sunday 08/10/2014
Bo Wagner: Can you still blush?
Posted: August 10, 2014

It was, perhaps, a most unlikely of scenarios: two alpha males and the need for one of them to get clothes onto a Barbie Doll. Yet the story is true, for my son and I were the ones who, just this past week, found ourselves in that awkward situation...

Saturday 08/09/2014
Lisa Heyer: Twelve causes and cures for common home maintenance problems
Posted: August 09, 2014

Originally by: Jeanne Huber

Friday 08/08/2014
Dwight Watt: What is A+ certification?
Posted: August 08, 2014

A+ certification is a certification that computer repair technicians can get by a certification agency, CompTIA, stating they are qualified for computer repair.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Joe Phillips: Ate what?
Posted: August 07, 2014

With avid gardeners up both sides of my tree I am programmed to have a wee, spot of veggies. This year it is much smaller due to less free time and the freezer being full from last year.

Wednesday 08/06/2014
Lisa Heyer: Fakes worth a second look
Posted: August 06, 2014

Originally by: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Tuesday 08/05/2014
Dennis Norwood: Whose country is it, anyhow?
Posted: August 05, 2014

While perusing my internet news feeds recently I came across a story that while perhaps a bit dated, still grabbed my attention. Does anyone remember reading about a decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California back in February of this year regarding an issue with the American flag?

Dick Yarbrough: A fresh reminder of why teaching is a noble profession
Posted: August 05, 2014

Dear Georgia Public School Teachers:

Dwight Watt: My web pages will not open but I am on the Internet
Posted: August 05, 2014

The problem was that the person could connect to the Internet, but they could not open any web pages. The network connection showed they were connected to the Internet and this confirmed when they tried pinging an Internet address.

Monday 08/04/2014
Joe Phillips: Easy to spot
Posted: August 04, 2014

When every town had a department store, highways were full of traveling salesmen “repping” clothing manufacturers. A town of any size had three, four, maybe more stores selling a wide line of clothing and shoes.

Sunday 08/03/2014
Bo Wagner: The pain of peacemaking
Posted: August 03, 2014

I walked into my wife’s office, turned my backside to her, and said, “Could you please check and see if it’s still there? I have just had it chewed out so badly that I’m really not sure; I’m afraid it may be gone...”

Saturday 08/02/2014
Lisa Heyer: Twelve causes and cures for common home maintenance problems
Posted: August 02, 2014

Originally by: Jeanne Huber

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