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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.


A Stone's Throw: The veil

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columns

Two of my grandchildren will get married this spring and summer, a grandson and a granddaughter, cousins.


A Stone's Throw: Back to Valentine's

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columns

Circumstances occasionally take a strange turn when you write this kind of column.


A Stone's Throw: Bridge work

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

My friend, Peggy Cantelou, says she has been playing bridge since she was in junior high school, that the mothers of her set were determined that their daughters would be proficient in the game.



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