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Georgia Backroads Magazine

Georgia Backroads Magazine

The Disney Trail in Dalton, Georgia, one of the oldest designated trails in the state––as well as the steepest short climb, is popular with locals and visitors alike. Featuring majestic views while presenting a physical challenge, the trail is seeped in Civil War history. A local boy scout troop was instrumental in locating and marking …

The Joys of Getting Older — Really!

The Joys of Getting Older — Really!

10 Reasons to Celebrate Another Birthday I just added another year to my life. I can’t say I did it without a wince because those numbers do roll forward faster than ever now. A friend who is a real jokester gave me a book titled, The Joys of Getting Older by Thomas and Cindy Senior. …

A New Year, A New Beginning

A New Year, A New Beginning

My Word for 2015 I love new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate a new beginning than at New Year’s? The dawn of a new year is a good time for some reflection. We look at the year behind us to examine our regrets and also to make note of the successes. And then …

These Hands

These Hands

“Mama, you have a young face but your hands are old,” piped my observant four-year-old. I glanced at my bony  hands guiding the steering wheel as I drove home, knowing what I’d see: Bulging veins and knobby knuckles. She’s right, I thought, as I sat on one and dangled the other over the top of …

I Think That I Shall Never See

I Think That I Shall Never See

“The word I picked was God,” B. said quietly. “I apologize if this offends anyone.” It was the second week of the semester in my beginning composition class when the former high school football captain and current ROTC student volunteered to read his writing. But it wasn’t merely a matter of reading: B. bared his …

The Benefits of Kindness

The Benefits of Kindness

The highest form of wisdom is kindness ~ The Talmed At first read, the declarative sentence about kindness sounds simple. It flows well and the words are arranged in a direct and pleasing manner. But after pondering the message for a few seconds, you realize it’s deep. It’s quite thought provoking, really. But could it …

Chicken Soup for My Soul

Chicken Soup for My Soul

Dear Candyce,     Your story, “My Bully, My Friend” has made it to the final selection round for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls. The stories are great and this book promises     to be a classic. We are so appreciative of your participation and very exited about this book. Huh? This email …

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