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TV shows prompt return to recreational reading

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. - Josh Billings How bad has television programming become? Lately, it seems my 8-year-old son gets so bored with the offerings of six dozen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/01/kir_355837.shtml
Bill Kirby
Senior dog snubs return to youth

A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.? Josh Billings There's pouting in Poochville.Lately our beloved little white dog, for eight years a pampered pup and family favorite, is not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-06-02/senior-dog-snubs-return-youth
Visiting an old pal for Fourth

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. -- Josh Billings Ted Martin grew up in Boston, knew the Kennedys, went to Harvard, fought in World War II, has lived past 80 and worked for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/04/met_264968.shtml
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Children, seniors see greener pastures on other side

I'd rather know a few things for certain than be sure of a lot of things that ain't so. - Josh Billings I spoke to the fifth-grade classes of Martinez Elementary last week and they had lots of questions. Fortunately, I had lots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/18/kir_443450.shtml
Bill Kirby
Brauer: Economists are good for a few laughs

...who have nothing better to do," opined the inimitable Oscar Wilde (take that, too, Mr. Kerkorian), and writer Josh Billings advises you to "live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so." An anonymous writer chimes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/02/bus_316394.shtml
Business
I Hate Dogs

...attention; only expecting some food, water and a pat every now and then in return. Nineteenth century American humorist Josh Billings once said, "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Andy Rooney, the commentator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/ramblin33/2009-09-29/i-hate-dogs
Bill Kirby: Post cards brightening summer

Be like a postage stamp - stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings Your vacation post cards continue to brighten my summer. Bill and Ailleen Christmas send greetings from Wyoming. They write...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/20/met_213255.shtml
Metro
Personal columns, circa 1787

Love is like the measles ... the later in life we have it, the tougher it is on us. -- Josh Billings It was February -- the month of valentines -- in 1787 when a young man wrote to this newspaper. He did not sign his name, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/13/met_222399.shtml
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