• Let go of shallow interactions

    “There’s a human tendency to feel like you’re pulling more than your fair share of the weight.” That was the opening line of a piece by Lisa Earle McLeod, a writer who graces the Guard opinion page from time to time. But how accurate those …

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  • Scarlett O’Hara likely not best role model

    I was 10 or so, and TBS or TNT had decided to air “Gone with the Wind” as they often did (and still do). I can only blame my dad, who liked the film, but probably never guessed the impression it would leave on his …

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  • Another mystery surrounds guidestones

    I know it’s not Halloween yet, but boy do I have a spooky story! The Georgia Guidestones is a mysterious granite monument in a pasture in Elberton, Georgia and was erected in 1980 by a mysterious man. Engraved on the monument walls are what appeared …

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  • The price of a truck, tools and an extra pair of hands

    It’s really helpful when I need to borrow a truck, tools, or an extra pair of hands to have someone I can call, beg or steal from. Therefore, it is important that I remain on friendly terms with my X. That said, I have one …

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  • Where’s the operating manual for toddlers?

    Babies (and toddlers) really should come with parenting manuals. Sure, there are tons of parenting and well-child books out there, but they don’t address specific actions, such as those by our toddler. We have decided Kaylee is more industrious than many of the experts and …

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  • New home, new owner

    (Cue country tune of “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter.) I’m not JoAnn. My name is Lacy. I moved in a few weeks ago. ——— “I hope you keep it (the yard) up just as good as JoAnn did,” one man commented to me from …

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  • Outrageous news headlines that are actually real!

    I have become a news junkie and it’s probably pretty obvious judging by my latest columns. I can’t help it though. I am shocked at most of the things I read about and feel compelled to share them. I have found many people are oblivious …

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  • Yellow hair in early New England

    Some history is more mystery than history. We don’t know what kind of “pestilence” struck the slash and burn farmers who occupied the area where the Mayflower’s colonists settled. When they reached Cape Cod, they stopped and on Nov. 11, 1620, they went ashore on …

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  • Advertising our failures

    Isn’t it funny how we try to fix things after they are beyond fixing? That idea rang true when we were talking shop at the office and how people claim they don’t have money to advertise their business, but magically come up with it when …

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  • Northwest Passage mystery closer to being solved

    Last week it was announced a piece of Canada mythology — and “one of the world’s most important shipwrecks” had been found. The shipwreck is one of the two doomed ships from the 1845 Franklin Expedition in the Arctic, found in a part of the …

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  • When tolerance isn’t a two-way street

    How is it that one group must be tolerant of another’s beliefs or be called racist but the other cannot do the same? How is displaying a cross on one’s football helmet encroaching on a non-Christian’s beliefs? Last week, a Facebooker, whose name was hidden …

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  • CDC scientist admits altering data linking immunizations to autism

    There’s been a long-standing suspicion that vaccines could be linked to autism and recently a scientist unveiled what many may see as a smoking gun. On Aug. 27 Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted to omitting statistically …

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