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July 13, 2019

I encouraged my oldest daughter, Carly, to ask questions during her freshman year of college. “If you want to challenge the answer,” I further advised, “wait until after class.”

Former Vice President Dan Quayle once incorrectly corrected a 12-year-old’s spelling of…

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July 12, 2019

I encouraged my oldest daughter, Carly, to ask questions during her freshman year of college. “If you want to challenge the answer,” I further advised, “wait until after class.”

Former Vice President Dan Quayle once incorrectly corrected a 12-year-old’s spelling of…

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July 08, 2019

Hands-free doesn’t sound like a safe way to drive, but it’s the law in Tennessee as of July 1, and North Carolina is not far behind.

Hold a phone to your ear behind the wheel and the highway patrol is liable to contribute something to the conversation.

Up until about five years ago, I…

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July 07, 2019

Who knows why, but I’ve been reflecting about apologizing lately.

Actually, I know only too well why this subject has been on my mind. Of all the people I could name who have constant reason to say “I’m sorry,” I hold a commanding lead in my own personal polling. I’m…

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June 26, 2019

Q I grew up using cake, bread and all-purpose flour. I was surprised when I saw all kinds of flours in the store. What they are good for? JG, Greenville

A I didn’t want to sit on the floor in the grocery store to compare products like I recently did for ketchup. Niki Winters, a Brody third…

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June 24, 2019

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and the gaze of the world landed on the Moon.

Fifty years ago, that Moon was six feet closer to the Earth than it is today.

Every year, in fact, the Moon retreats from Earth by 1.5 inches, as a spinoff of gravity. Gravity pulls on both the Moon and…

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June 23, 2019

I know there will be some of you who will say, “Bob Garner ought to stick with exclaiming ‘Mmm-mmm’ over his food and stay the heck out of politics.”

Believe me, I get that, and generally I agree. One of the things I love about being a foodie is that food can often help…

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June 22, 2019

It is said that millennials, people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, are not big on buying cars. They apparently prefer public transportation or ride-sharing services over the financial and environmental liabilities that come with car ownership.

I have three teenage reasons to believe…

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June 22, 2019

I will aspire to follow Mr. Lockhart’s lead and ‘make allowances’

You can tell old friends by the way they address each other’s parents. My longest forever friend is Paul Lockhart. Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but I could never call his parents anything besides Mr. and…

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June 16, 2019

Even though I’ve spent a significant portion of my adult life working in TV, I was often too busy to actually watch much of it, or at least to pay much attention to the commercials.

Now that I’m semi-retired and am watching more television, mostly on cable news channels, I’m…

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