Thursday, February 9th, 2012 12:28:54

The Long Haul

My first marathon was New York in 1992. I trained with a group for months but had never gone a full 26.2 miles before the start of the race. Turns out that's something you ought to do. The New York....

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012 12:28:10

Transition Challenges

Transitional phases are never easy. Whether it's remodeling a kitchen, rearranging the furniture or cleaning out a closet, the transitional phase is always a bit messy. This past month, we had our children's bathroom remodeled. We put it off for....

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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 12:27:34

Sweating in South Carolina

The sweat somehow made the moment more real. There we were, standing on the stage at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Columbia, S.C., on Saturday night with my dad, Newt Gingrich, celebrating his primary victory. It was the sweat rolling....

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 12:26:15

Sweet South Carolina

The best part about the campaign trail is the places you go and the people you meet. This week, we are in South Carolina, and I am thrilled to be back in the Palmetto State. I graduated from Presbyterian College,....

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 12:24:55

New Hampshire Notions

Part of the joy of a presidential campaign is visiting different parts of the country. This past week was New Hampshire week. I've been to New Hampshire about a half-dozen times. It's a beautiful state. Mountains, ocean, beautiful forests and....

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 12:24:00

Election Excitement

My family and I have spent over a week in Iowa. We were expecting the normal cold, snowy weather, and bought boots, wool socks and sweaters the week before Christmas. We packed up soon after Christmas and flew to Des....

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 12:23:15

New Year, God’s Grace

Last night, after traveling from Atlanta, my family and I arrived -- hungry and tired -- in Des Moines, Iowa. We are staying in the home of a friend who is out of town and decided to order pizza. I....

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 12:21:55

Christmas Cheer

Christmas memories fill our Christmas tree. It stands in our living room, filled with white lights and ornaments. Our ornaments reflect the life of our family: varied and interesting, some old, some new, some precious and some common. Some of....

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 12:20:33

I’m Glad I Cleaned Bathrooms

My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga. This was also my sister's first job. The money we made was our money. We could decide how to spend it: clothes, records, books,....

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 12:19:56

Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Last month, I wrote a column providing a midterm life update based on a question by David Brooks. This week, I'm writing a letter to my 16-year-old self. The letter is inspired by the book, "Dear Me: A Letter to....

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