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Jim Hendricks

Jim Hendricks is editor of The Albany Herald. He is in charge of the editorial page and is responsible for news, sports, desk, photography and library operations. Phone: (229) 888-9352. E-mail: jim.hendricks@albanyherald.com

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JIM HENDRICKS: On Father's Day, just be a good dad

OPINION: Kids don't require perfection, which is convenient for imperfect dads

What a dad finds out is, yeah, you’ll make some mistakes — plenty of them, in fact, many of which will be pointed out to you by your wife in no uncertain terms. And unlike video games there are no do-overs. You have to do the best you can to rectify them. But most important, you never let your kid wonder whether you love him or her. And you make sure they know you’ll always be there for them, no matter what.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Sometimes marriage beats the odds

OPINION: Old habits can be hard to break

After more than a quarter century of marriage, those who know me agree that there remains one great mystery to be solved.

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JIM HENDRICKS: A Christmas gift worth keeping

OPINION: There is a piece of Christmas that, once received, you'll always want to keep

While a great many folks would like to forget about the holiday season, at least one part of it is worth holding onto the year around.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Wait! Is it Christmas already?

OPINION: Despite its bold presence on the calendar, Christmas has a way of sneaking up on us

In striving to create a perfect Christmas, we too often overlook what makes it special.

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Have yourself a very classic Christmas

Christmas is the most colorful holiday of the year, but some of the best films about it are black and white

Twelve black-and-white Christmas movies are sure to get even Scrooge into the Christmas spirit. In fact, he’s in one.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Now that's a negotiator

FEATURES COLUMN: Never underestimate the determination of a 3-year-old grandson

Bedtime stories for kids can be far-fetched, but they can’t touch the conversations you have with them.

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HENDRICKS: The hard questions are easy to avoid -- for now

More energy needs to be expended on what’s really important.

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Look, up in the sky! It’s an undocumented alien

Opinion Column

A meteor is hurtling toward the Earth. High atop the Daily Planet in Metropolis, a man dressed in blue and red emerges from the stairwell. He crouches into a four-point stance as he prepares to hurl himself into space, where he will divert the meteor and prevent mankind from the same devastation that obliterated the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Then, his super hearing detects words being spoken ...

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Something bugs me about eating insects

Opinion Column

Over the years, I have gone to a good deal of trouble to keep bugs out of my food.

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Sometimes you just ought to lay low

Opinion Column

Even after a quarter-century of marriage, it appears, you can still have the occasional bout with an epiphany.

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‘Why?’ is the question on everyone’s mind

Opinion column

There’s a one-word question, made to no one in particular, on the lips of a whole lot of Americans right now. Why?

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Just eat around the spur marks

Opinion Column

Sometimes you’re just better off not knowing.

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Twirling neon bear spins up memories

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It’s amazing what a picture can do sometimes. You look at it, and you don’t just see the image. You smell it. You hear it. You even taste it.

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Those pesky sins will find you out ...

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Back when I was a kid in church — or in one of those summer revivals where the sweltering Georgia heat gave you the distinct feeling you had something of an idea of what waited ahead for the great unwashed — nothing bothered me more than the preacher talking about what was going to happen on the Great Gettin’ Up Morning.

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Finally, some resolutions I know I can keep

Opinion Column

Like many Americans, I've had my share of failed new year resolutions.

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