Why Good Manners Matter

I’m in the process of helping my kids write thank you cards to the family members that gave them presents for Christmas. Sometimes I’m not great about doing this. Life gets in a hurry and I forget, then it gets so late that I’m embarrassed to send a note. But I’m determined that this is…

Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions

2016 has come and gone. According to some, it did more damage than other years, but for the sake of objectiveness, we’ll leave that to the history books. The New Year always feels to me like taking a deep breath. It’s good to exhale that musty carbon dioxide and inhale fresh air. There’s an energy…

Lessons from 2016

2016 marked the year of realizing things (really, that’s what Kylie Jenner said). I can’t attest for what Kylie “realized” this year, but I did learn a few things during the past twelve months. Since the end of the year is typically a time of self-reflection for many folks, I figured this would be a…

5 Ways to Treat a Cold When You Need to Come to Work

As is my December/Christmas tradition, I woke up this past Monday morning with a cold. I dismissed it at first; one ear was clogged, and I simply thought I got some water stuck in my ear while showering. I bobbed my head to the side and nothing came out, but I was sure it would…

A Photo Journey of Christmas in Liberty County

We invited one of our favorite tourism photographers, Tammy Lee Bradley of  Visit the South to pay Liberty County another visit, and she took the time to come during the height of all the Christmas festivities the first weekend in December. She was ensconced in holiday spirit the entire time, traveling from Hinesville to Sunbury…