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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Report of boy's recovery defies explanation

For more than two centuries, this newspaper has been reporting advances in health and medicine. But some health news stories defy explanation.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Now hear this, or maybe not

Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier I am practicing for old age. Pollen, allergies, or some seasonal combination has left me with a stopped-up head ...
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 14, 2014

You're only as old as you think

A recent poll found that 63 is considered "old" by people in their 40s. People in the 50s said 68 was “old.” I guess people in their 80s said, “OK, you got us.”
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kirby: Golf is one sport that can consistently provide good humor

While many have spent this Masters Week lamenting the effects of Tiger's absence or Monday's weather interruption, I have been chuckling at my desk at the consistent good humor golf can bring.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 10, 2014

For Nicklaus, breakfast of champions included bacon

Back in 1967, Chronicle sports writer Jim Martin wrote a delightful look at a day in the Masters Week life of Jack Nicklaus. It is almost like a 1960s era TV sitcom.
By Bill Kirby

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watch out, Northerners, here comes the kudzu

One of my oldest correspondents, now living west of Pittsburgh, tells me that the alarm is being sounded - kudzu has begun to spread into eastern Ohio.
By Bill Kirby

Kirby: Company finds SC drivers 2nd worst in US

Masters Week is always a challenge for motorists. Complicating it all is that we are near South Carolina, which an insurance company Web site said this week has the second-worst drivers in America.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kirby: Chambliss remains modest on hole-in-one

I wondered how well the president of the United States plays and decided to ask someone who's played with him. I asked Georgia's U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss because his hole-in-one during a round ...
By Bill Kirby

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kirby: Playing golf is positively presidential

Since the days of William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding, our nation's chief executives have gone to golf to relieve stress and build camaraderie.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Finding the rest of the story

I was standing on my front lawn watching the dog take one of his evening breaks when I saw something odd across the street. I moseyed over.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kirby: Baseball is back!

Baseball returns to Augusta this week as the GreenJackets open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Weather should be great. Team should be good. I should be ready.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Snake in our back yard on borrowed time

It might have been the first time - outside of a golf course - that I ever asked my son's advice. He appears, however, a much better judge of his mother's sensitivities than me, so I sought his ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bill Kirby: Finding your own tartan

Congratulations to the kilt-wearing University of South Carolina students, professors and - I guess - athletes. You now have an official registered tartan.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 24, 2014

Weekend offered up great day outdoors

It was nice weather. Nice weekend. Time to get out.  
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kirby: Can you place the face?

Professors were trying to figure out just how successful people are when comparing the faces on photo IDs. Could they find the phony faces?
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring has arrived

Spring is arrived. I don't have to check the calendar because the best indictor is blooming all around - Eastern redbud.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kirby: I'm still big fan of trees

I still like trees, but these days I'm not writing poems about them. Not since they opened a branch office in my yard. Not since I began to spend weekends piling and raking and raking and piling.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kite-flying and other things not meant for me

We all have unique skill sets, but mine has gaps. I cannot, for example, wink my right eye. I no longer whistle well. And I can’t fly a kite.
By Bill Kiby

Thursday, March 13, 2014

St. Pat's keeps to the old ways in Augusta

St. Patrick's partying in Augusta today sounds like St. Patrick's partying from the past.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, March 10, 2014

The coach hurt my feelings

According to The Chronicle sports page, South Carolina's basketball coach has been suspended for a game for using "harsh" language on his players. The athletic director called it "inappropriate ...
By Bill Kirby