Manners, Do You Mind?

Manners, Do You Mind?

We live in the South. Southerners love manners. Women pride themselves on raising the most proper children, what with their yes ma’ams and yes sirs. I’ve lived in the South most of my life, only spending about three years above the Mason-Dixon Line. My parents, hailing from Altoona, Pennsylvania (Mom), and Burbank, California (Dad), raised […]

Man’s Best Traitor

Man’s Best Traitor

I’m a dog person. I don’t hate cats, but I’ve always loved dogs and I’ve had a good run with the canine breed. My first dog of my own, Roy, was my best friend in the world. We went through so much together: Eleven jobs, five different states, nine girlfriends, a wife, three kids, the […]

This Week In Science

This Week In Science

It’s Snow More — This morning on the way to school, my daughter asked a very interesting and insightful question. “Daddy, why is the snowman still there when the snow is all gone?” Significant snowfalls only occur in Augusta every once in a while, and the snow usually doesn’t last long. The warm ground coupled […]