Mandy Flynn


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MANDY FLYNN: Waiting for email nirvana

FEATURES COLUMN: Something incredible is about to happen

It is 7:45 p.m. in the evening and I am waiting for something truly incredible to happen. Something so marvelously wonderful that I will be both shocked and amazed at its incredibleness. Oh, I have no idea what it is. I just know it’s going to happen. The email said so.

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MANDY FLYNN: It's right on the tip of my tongue ...

FEATURE COLUMN: Some days, words just escape me

What’s the word for … well … you know …?

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MANDY FLYNN: Heading straight into trouble

FEATURES COLUMN: Sometimes there's nothing 'butt' trouble a-'head'

Poor guy. The only thing I heard before his mama scooped him up and put him in the backseat of the car was, “I better not hear those words come out of your mouth again, sir. Just wait until we get home.”

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MANDY FLYNN: No danger in my Cloud

FEATURE COLUMN: Hacking my cloud photos would only hack off the hacker

I am 100 percent certain that I have a better chance of teaching my dog to drive my car while reciting Shakespeare and knitting a sweater than I do explaining what “The Cloud” is and does. I have absolutely no idea, and I am not ashamed.

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MANDY FLYNN: Great escape above the Gnat Line

FEATURES COLUMN: A South Georgia hitchhiker breaks for northern climes

South Georgia’s state bird, the lowly gnat, expands its horizons by hitching a ride to Columbus.

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MANDY FLYNN: Sealed with a kiss

FEATURES COLUMN: The institution of marriage has been an interesting ride through the centuries

Kissing at the end of a marriage ceremony wasn’t inspired by romance, but by Roman contract law.

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MANDY FLYNN: Sockless in Athens

FEATURES COLUMN: That a wrap on that package

A care package to college includes boxed sets of footwear essentials.

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MANDY FLYNN: 2015 once seemed so far away

FEATURES COLUMN: Here we are at the start of her senior year, and I am sad

When your daughter reaches her senior year of high school, you don’t want to miss one minute of it.

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MANDY FLYNN: Stories are waiting to be told

FEATURES COLUMN: Great stories are out there if you take time to listen

Taking time to listen is the key to learning new things and hearing wonderful stories that you otherwise would miss.

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MANDY FLYNN: Great ideas take flight

FEATURES COLUMN: Some ideas are pure gold

Want the remote? Take the test first.

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MANDY FLYNN: Memories etched with a scar

FEATURES COLUMN: With old fashioned inner tubes, father knows best

Scars can be reminders of adventures of our youth.

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MANDY FLYNN: Tuning out others runs in the family

Researchers say that middle-aged couples are very good at tuning out their spouses in order to hear a stranger talk.

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MANDY FLYNN: Some lessons in life always stick to you

FEATURES COLUMN: Failing to heed warnings can place you in a sticky situation

Rule No. 1 for kids: If someone says not to touch something, you just have to touch it.

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MANDY FLYNN: Vacations are not what they used to be

FEATURES COLUMN: Childhood vacations always smelled like pecan logs

When I think of summertime and going on vacation, I think of my little avocado green hard shell suitcase with the two button locks on the outside that would pinch if you weren’t being careful

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MANDY FLYNN: A letter to a thief

FEATURES COLUMN: An auto break-in is a lesson for a teenage driver

One area thief who breaks into cars now has a healthy supply of sunscreen.