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A Stone's Throw: The grammarian

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columns

Somewhere along the way I seem to have developed a fondness for Professor Henry Higgins of "My Fair Lady" fame.

 

A Stone's Throw: Saying goodbye

Posted 1/16/2016 in Columns

By this time Christmas is long gone. Even Epiphany.

 

A Stone's Throw: Letter to Santa

Posted 12/14/2015 in Columns

Dear Santa, It is that time again, and I just wanted you to know that I have been good.

 

A Stone's Throw: From the Greatest Generation

Posted 11/14/2015 in Columns

Tom Brokaw called them "The Greatest Generation," and I am inclined to agree with him.

 

A Stone's Throw: Hallowe'en review

Posted 11/1/2015 in Columns

While you are nibbling away at the children's Hallowe'en candy, you might want to give a thought to the origin of the holiday, which in many cultures extends to Nov. 1 and 2 as well.

 

A Stone's Throw: Renaissance wedding

Posted 10/17/2015 in Columns

We seem to be undergoing a renaissance lately, a rebirth of the Renaissance period of history.

 

A Stone's Throw: Clashing cymbals

Posted 10/3/2015 in Columns

Do you remember George Plimpton?

 

A Stone's Throw: A different kind of movie

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columns

One morning recently, as I was lingering over my breakfast coffee in front of the TV, I saw a program (maybe "The Today Show") that listed the top movies by attendance for a certain period.

 

A Stone's Throw: Putting a man in a box

Posted 8/29/2015 in Columns

We tend to put people in boxes these days, usually appending the description "disorder" to our description itself of them.

 

A Stone's Throw: Fireflies

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columns

There is a phenomenon in physics called entanglement.

 

A Stone's Throw: Waving flags

Posted 8/1/2015 in Columns

I have said that I was not going to get involved in the issue of the Mississippi flag, but like lemmings rushing to the sea where they drown themselves, I find myself blurting out a few thoughts, although I have no wish to offend anybody.

 

A Stone's Throw: Hot wedding

Posted 7/18/2015 in Columns

Do you remember the old "society columns" in which "Little Miss Precious Plutocrat motored to Birmingham yesterday with her mother, Mrs. Pomposity Plutocrat, for a day of shopping and luncheon with her aunt and cousin, Mrs. Genuine Gotrocks and little Miss Hotcha Gotrocks."

 

A Stone's Throw: First steps to liberty

Posted 7/4/2015 in Columns

Yesterday was July 4, when we as a nation commemorate the act of declaring our independence from what we perceived as oppressive government from Britain under George III.

 

A Stone's Throw: Indian ceremony

Posted 6/20/2015 in Columns

Wrapping myself in the thick hotel bathrobe and clutching my cup of hot coffee, I ventured out onto the balcony in the chilly Colorado air.

 

A Stone's Throw: In bolder Boulder

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columns

The couple stood serenely hand-in-hand on the brow of the mountain, the warm, early summer sun lighting their faces with a golden glow.

 

A Stone's Throw: A season of weddings

Posted 5/9/2015 in Columns

The Bible says there is a time for everything.

 

A Stone's Throw: What is this world coming to?

Posted 4/25/2015 in Columns

Occasionally the Scientific American magazine prints articles describing inventions that will probably change our future, and rarely I can understand at least a part of them.

 

A Stone's Throw: Barney's run

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columns

Yesterday St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Albany, Georgia, conducted another K9s for Warriors benefit run.

 

A Stone's Throw: Beware

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

By now most of the spring breaks are over, and students are looking forward to the end of the school year.

 

A Stone's Throw: On giving

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columns

I do not know about you, but I have noticed a shift in my mail.

 

 

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