This week makes 10 straight years that I’ve written a Thanksgiving column. These pieces started out being very personal: my annual attempts to convey my gratitude for my family and my friends, for lessons learned and for those who taught them.

There it is.  The most chilling five words in the business and bureaucratic world — Didn’t you read the memo?

After years of living in a nice, three-bedroom home for our large family, Sandy and I are seriously thinking about joining the “Tiny House Movement.”

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and other ceremonies. The Fourth of July is indeed the national day of the United States.

As a sports history buff, it’s fun to research tidbits of information and, on occasion, drop them into a conversation that can often result in stares of disbelief while rattling off obscure sports facts.

For those voters who cast ballots, go home and wait to hear about the results, I applaud you. You miss the scenes after the polls close.

Last week was spring break for most school systems around the state. My two grandchildren, now living in the metro Atlanta area, wanted to come spend the week with Sandy and me. It was going to be a week of quality time with them. Unfortunately, I only had one afternoon off.

Over the past few years, I have given a lot of thought to retiring as your sheriff. I have expressed this to many of you privately.

Occasionally, when the first choice for a speaking engagement develops vertigo, and the second choice suddenly goes mute, and the third one is hit by a bus, I am called to deliver a speech.

While I am responsible for the headline, “Argyle socked by tornado,” I have yet to – type on keyboard – enter into the fraternity of headline writers who have unwittingly turned a headline into a sexual innuendo.

By the time you read this, it’s drawing close to Christmas. So, I’m going to give you my version of “Twelve Days of Christmas” condensed to “Ten Days of Christmas.” 

Thanksgiving means family time. Around the Head household, the next two holidays are treasured because there’s not a lot of family time

There are voices that are synonymous with television and radio. 

You won’t often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours – a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

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