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Friday, May 22, 2015

50 states our goal for postmark contest

We want to get a postcard from all 50 states by Labor Day weekend. There was only one year we didn't get all 50, and that was 1993, when no one went to North Dakota. (I never found out why.)
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old dog has another birthday

Our dog turned 11 this week, which in canine calculus makes him our home's senior citizen.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kirby: Help us learn about the way we were

I hope you can join me at 2 p.m. Thurs­day at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library so we can talk about you. In particular, we would like to talk about the way we were.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Why journalists make bad sailors

Once again, they held a Paddlefest on the Savannah River this weekend and once again I missed it. I've been there and done that, as the saying goes. Badly, if memory serves.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kirby: Augusta on most diverse cities list

WalletHub, a social media operation, this week reported its list of Most Diverse Cities in America. Augusta is on it, too.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 11, 2015

Kirby: Until I get dashcam, cellphone will have to do

When someone cuts me off, I reach for my cellphone and hold it up, pretending to take their photo and hoping they see this in the rearview mirror and consider safer driving.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kirby: Georgia ranks last in good night's sleep

There's a good chance you could be still be drowsy this morning because people in Georgia lead the nation in the least amount of sleep each night: 6.09 hours.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Kirby: Manure expo T-shirt suggestions impressive

A previous commitment will keep me from attending this year, but I am still able to share the slogan ideas submitted for the convention T-shirt.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kirby: Baseball game without fans was mistake

I thought it was foolish for Baltimore and the Chicago White Sox to play a game without fans last week.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kirby: Test your Augusta knowledge with quiz

May is a good month to enjoy life, the weather and our community. Here's a quiz that celebrates all three.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kirby: Survey reveals driving habits

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Ur­ban Institute have just released their first American Dri­ving Survey and found just what many of us are doing behind the wheel.
By Bill Kirby

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A court of humanity

Our community lost one of its finest gentlemen last week with the passing of former Judge Isaac "Buddy" Jolles.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kirby: Cars can make drivers feel invisible

You could commit all sorts of crimes and not be held responsible if you were invisible, because no one could see you do them. That, in a nutshell, is why I believe people these days drive like ...
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

As the old saying goes, "Doctors bury their mistakes, we publish ours."
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 20, 2015

20th season of baseball brings back memories

"Lakes Olmstead Stadium" seemed like almost an afterthought, but nobody objected, and that's what its been for two decades.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kirby: Hard work with plants hasn't paid off

It amuses my wife that I keep being asked to speak to garden clubs. "It's like asking the Fal­cons coach how to win the Super Bowl," she said with a snicker.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kirby: Doctor humbled by farmer's technique

A story to share for today. It seems an old farmer had retired, but was getting bored with little to do, so he took his country preacher's sermons to heart and decided to "help mankind."
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kirby: Travel shortcuts are welcomed back

All those little adjustable routes from here to there that I take almost daily. Golf traffic changes things.
By Bill Kirby

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Think this Masters Week was great?

Seventy-five years ago they had a Masters Week like no other.
By Bill Kirby

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kirby: Poem captures spirit of Masters' gift shop

Back in the early 1990s, someone decided to send me to the Masters Tournament to try my hand at some real lyrical writing. “You mean like… poetry?” I asked the assigning editor.
By Bill Kirby
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