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Kirby: Out with the old, in with the new, again

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.? Charles Dickens It was Augusta, Ga., on Jan. 1, 1915, as the new year began a century ago."Exit 1914, enter 1915," The Chronicle reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-31/kirby-out-old-new-again
Bill Kirby: Spring has finally arrived

...days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.? Charles Dickens Spring is arrived. I don't have to check the calendar because the best indictor is blooming all around ? Eastern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-20/bill-kirby-spring-has-finally
A 'Christmas Carol' is tradition on, off stage

...Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.A Christmas Carol: The Musical is based on Charles Dickens' classic story of a miserly old man who has a chance to change his ways at Christmas. Since it was first published...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-12-09/christmas-carol-tradi
Why is weather a big deal?

External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. -- Charles Dickens We got all excited last week about the possibility of really cold weather -- in January, no less. But have you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/20/kir_508302.shtml
Bill Kirby
Brush with '66 Braves is worth the long wait

Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs. - Charles Dickens When birthdays roll around, we are often asked to become reflective and - oddly, I think - to proclaim not our triumphs but our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/16/kir_77758.shtml
Bill Kirby | Augusta National Golf Club
Time to test your holiday IQ

Bah! said Scrooge. Humbug! - Charles Dickens Well, here we are on Christmas Eve. If you've got the family sitting around with nothing to do, why not give them a seasonal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/24/kir_109775.shtml
Bill Kirby
Augusta has a few ghost stories to share

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.? Charles Dickens Augusta isn't really what you would call a ghost town, but sometimes over the past 200 years something strange has happened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2011-10-29/augusta-has-few-ghost-stories-share
Actors portray darkness of 'Carol' while keeping up spirit

...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On Friday, the Augusta Players open their annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story, which centers on literature's most famous miser and his spiritual Christmas awakening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/08/art_30544.shtml
Arts
Time to get your Christmas theater tickets

...Christmas Carol." For the last nine years, Madison Square Garden has been the site of a lavish musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. For its 10th and final season, the production, which runs Nov. 28-Dec. 27, will star Jim Dale as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/22/art_389979.shtml
Arts
We must let God be God to appreciate his wonders

...be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story that I am going to relate (my apologies to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol .)Dogs are not people, but we act as if they are; We call them our fur babies and count them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-08-12/we-must-let-god-be-god-a