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Summer Camp

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

Tweet As a continuation of last week’s theme, let’s pack our bags and get ready for the time honored tradition of summer camp. I remember my days as a Boy Scout and the annual trip to my week long home away from home…Scout Camp. In those days, the bathroom was primitive, and the only shower [...]

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Camp Grandma

By   /  July 19, 2012  /  Bill Waller  /   Comments

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Tweet The fireflies in early evening reach upward towards the sky with their own light show as a prelude to the starry lights to come just as they did when I was a boy.  The only difference now is that my sons and their cousins are enjoying the nightly show in the same yard where [...]

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Adventures of a Stay at Home Dad

By   /  July 15, 2012  /  Bill Waller  /  Comments Off

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Tweet “Oh you’ll be back.” That is what the district manager told me when I put in my two weeks’ notice. I was a manager at a restaurant prior to our first son being born. My wife and I realized that the cost of daycare would eat up all of my income, and I was [...]

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‘Flipping’ your comfort zone

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Atlanta can sometimes feel like another country.  It can be fun to go up and visit for a spell, but I do not think that I would like to live there. My wife spends a lot of time in Atlanta.  She wanted to try a burger joint that she heard about.  Okay, [...]

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An Ode to an Outhouse

By   /  June 23, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     In 1992 the EPA mandated that toilets have high efficiency standards.  I think that is about the time that my trouble with indoor plumbing began. I grew up in a home that was built in the 1970s.  One flush and BAM…the job was done!  I have not had the same experience with [...]

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Hiking the Gorge

By   /  June 16, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Y’all, we live in a beautiful state!  One of Georgia’s nicknames is the State of Adventure.   Georgia has so many things that call out to those with a spirit of adventure.  From the Wiregrass, to the mountains, to the Golden Isles, there is something for everyone.

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Slipping In The Bull Sluice

By   /  June 8, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     “Clean your feet off before you get in the boat.  You don’t want to sit in sand and mud.”  Those were the words that we heard from Zack before the big adventure.  Then our guide bent over and pulled a small silver ear ring out of that same sandy mud and asked [...]

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The value of AC

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     I have a new appreciation for one of the greatest inventions of all time.  It is not the wheel or the airplane that recently caught my new found admiration but rather the invention by Willis Haviland Carrier in 1902, indoor air conditioning. We noticed that there was a problem with the system during [...]

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Memorial Day

By   /  May 24, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       From time to time someone donates an old tattered United States Flag to the Boy Scouts, or sometimes directly to our Cub Scout Pack, to be property retired.  Earlier this month, we included a flag retirement ceremony as part of our annual crossover at the local Boy Scout camp.  There we [...]

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All washed up

By   /  May 16, 2012  /  Bill Waller, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Those of you have read my columns know that I have a natural aversion to technology and change.  One of the things that I have grown to love though is YouTube because of all of the handyman lessons that are on the videos.  It is a great way for the less handy [...]

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