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This has been a good summer for tomatoes. On again, off again rains have been a blessing for gardeners who, with excess time on their hands, are enjoying a “bumper crop” season.

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Someone wrote and asked a question that comes up from time to time, a question for which I stumble, even stutter, for an answer.

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It has been sad to read news over the past few days that the entire college football season, which had been scheduled to start next month, was on the brink of collapse and, as of this writing, was still in limbo. But it was also frustrating to see the reactions from some people suggesting th…

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“I think that I should never see a poem lovely as a tree” is the opening line in Joyce Kilmer’s poem, “Trees,” which goes on to describe the grace and majesty of well, trees.

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Terry Kay has more stories to tell than he could ever get around to typing. His autobiography, alone, if he were to embark on that definitive journey, would be difficult to bring to a conclusion. One sketch, one profile or gripping scene from the past would lead to countless others.

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It happens too often: When the truly hard decisions need to be made, a can tends to be kicked down a long stretch of asphalt, or a hot potato passed from one hand to another and then another.

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When I was a child, my bedroom was 12 feet down a short hallway from my parents’ room.

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I've long regarded social media with disdain. While there are some good things that have come from social media platforms — keeping in touch with old friends and family — much of the social media world has become a swamp of misinformation, disinformation and distortions.

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A dear friend of mine, Lori, was cleaning out her house, preparing to downsize. She sent a text that she had left some things in my mailbox.

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My dad served a four-year term on the Dublin City Schools board of education in the mid-to-late 2000s. From my observations, it was a fairly thankless job, but he wasn’t in it for that. He wanted to find another way to serve his community.

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I have never been on a diet. If you were to stop by for a glass of wine or had an occasion to log in on a Zoom conference call, you might respond by saying, “Why yes, I can tell.”

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“We are at a turning point in our history. There are two paths to choose. One is a path I’ve warned about tonight, the path that leads to fragmentation and self-interest. Down that road lies a mistaken idea of freedom, the right to grasp for ourselves some advantage over others. That path wo…

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Chaucer, the English poet and writer, is credited with originating the preachment that “all good things must come to an end.”

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My feelings about The Madison County Journal’s founder, Frank Gillispie, who died in 2019, are not simple. When I remember him, I think of small-town journalism. I also think of the South and the narratives we accept or deny. I think of the Confederacy and how it seems to live with many peop…

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A friend lamented the other day of the losses of her youth, which included a firm jawline and hair color which didn’t require a monthly touch-up.

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ATHENS — If you were to bump into a lady named Jenny Tucker Brinkley at Earth Fare, grabbing a healthy snack for lunch, or at the Five and Ten, where she often goes for a fulfilling dining experience, you would likely think this pretty woman to be a sophisticate who would be about as far fro…

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A handwritten card arrived the other day. As I pulled out the small, beige card, I noticed that it had a Johnny Cash stamp on it.

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As a conversation about race relations in America has been renewed across the country in recent weeks, many Americans have been willing to confront and talk about our nation’s complicated past and some of its ugliest chapters, as well as systemic issues that remain in effect today.

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President Trump wants to punish Twitter, but what will it mean if he really gets his way? Do people realize that the act of revenge could profoundly transform the internet? Does he realize the implications?

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With my husband working in an essential industry and the little girls attending the School of Grandma each day so that I can telework, I’ve been alone for hours on end this spring.