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Bill Kirby is the Metro Editor for The Augusta Chronicle. Write to him at The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903. Call (706) 823-3344 or send e-mail.
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Latest Column

Ponderosa life was more hectic than I thought
Web-posted 01/26/10
Last week, I suggested the old Bonanza TV show was a success, despite having only four basic plots. This drew a quick rebuke from my friend Joe in the editorial department, who says I am wrong.

Previous Columns

First learn to speak teenager, then learn to listen
Web-posted 01/24/10
People my age often start talking about learning something new -- a skill, a hobby, perhaps another language.
Teens have liked gadgets since Flintstones
Web-posted 01/22/10
Gidget's got gadgets. Yes, a new study suggests today's teenagers spend far too much time with technology: The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes to using entertainment media across a typical day -- more than 53 hours a week.
Rain was reliable Saturday, persistent Sunday
Web-posted 01/19/10
Was it just me, or did it rain 16 times on Sunday? First it was sunny. Then a shower. Then sunny. Then another shower.
Readers suggest dry skin solutions
Web-posted 01/17/10
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Just call me 'Sticky Fingers' when the mercury drops
Web-posted 01/15/10
The worst thing about the past two weeks of cold, dry weather is the static electricity. I am tired of shocking myself every time I get out of the car or touch metal inside the house.
Break out puzzles and games to enjoy winter
Web-posted 01/12/10
Stuck indoors a lot lately? Looking for something to do? Let me help. I'm great with activities. Try these:
We neglect books but value the notion of books
Web-posted 01/10/10
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
Weather phenomena is foreign to Southerners
Web-posted 01/08/10
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Traveling ease is reminder of quality car making
Web-posted 01/05/10
OK, I promised myself I would be more positive this new year, so here goes.
Birthday close to Christmas isn't a great gift
Web-posted 01/03/10
Today's my younger brother's birthday, and I mention that not to get out of mailing him a card (although that's the way it worked out), but to tell all those born this close to Christmas: "I'm really sorry."
It dawned on me to anticipate life's surprises
Web-posted 01/01/10
One aspect of a gift that makes it special is surprise. And that's what I thought driving to work Wednesday morning. Heading east in very light traffic, I rounded a last curve on Calhoun Expressway and suddenly there it was. I found myself looking at a sunrise so spectacular I wanted to stop the car.
Week trapped late in year is difficult to live or label
Web-posted 12/29/09
Welcome to the end of the year.



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