Author Archives: Pam Avery Printed

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.

“We ain’t Losin’…We Just Ain’t Had Our Knock Yet”

In the 1950’s, South Georgia was pretty much all farmland, except for the small towns where agricultural product processing and transporting were important parts of the economy. Field after field of corn, peanuts, cotton, and watermelons lined the roads and … Continue reading

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Celestial Quarantin

Celestial Quarantine The darkness in my heart forced me into the night To a silver-colored sky and stars of laser light. I heard nothing but the crickets and a night bird’s call The air was fresh and there was no … Continue reading

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We Must Find Our Backbone and Tenacity.

While working for Grimes Publications, I had the opportunity to interview so many incredible people – one of whom was Pine Mountain, Ga., resident and business owner, the late Mr. Al Boyd. He was part of the Normandy invasion and … Continue reading

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Moon Song

“I’m here,” said the Moon to the Earth below. The clouds and rain merely dull my glow. But no one can extinguish the light in my soul… I have an iron-strong spirit that shines like gold. I don’t give in … Continue reading

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You Know Who We Are

You know who we are. We are your neighbors. Your friends and your enemies. Your students and your teachers. Your bosses and your coworkers. Your soul mates and your lovers. Your spouses and your exes. We work with you, go … Continue reading

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Maybe Your Socks Are Too Damn Tight

Love hurts. It stinks. I’m better off without it. Done. No more for me. Sound like bitterness? Maybe. But it could be survival. Because the best way to remedy a situation that feels like drowning is to swim. And surviving … Continue reading

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“Raise the Glasses, Look Back, and Smile”

…thoughts from the past. I wrote this for the “Harris County Journal” January, 10 years ago. So you have to add a decade to every number. My dad passed away almost three years ago. But I continue to hear his strong, … Continue reading

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When I Was Seventeen…

…I left Jones Crossroads for the University of Georgia,  “with my feet ten feet off” the ground. It was 1968 — the year Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were murdered. Vietnam raged while innocence bloomed. Peaceful protests worked miracles. But … Continue reading

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Stand with Charlie — Stand Up for Georgia.

Charlie Bailey has been talking for a long time — about 34 years to be exact — since he was about a year old. And, as his mama, I’ve heard him do a lot of  that talking. But now, I’m … Continue reading

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She’s Dancing in the Stars

As long as I can remember, dancing and I have been inseparable — it was the thing that set me free and made me feel safe…at the same time. I started taking lessons when I was two. It was 1953 … Continue reading

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