It was as ugly as a wart hog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38 of the past 50, and 65 out of 108, the University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South, has bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the State Football Championship, 41-34.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived. Our late grandson, Zack Wansley, was honored at the dedication of "Zack's Glade," a pristine and picturesque piece of Cochran Mill Park near where he died while training for the Atlanta Marathon in 2008.
TO: UGA PRESIDENT JERE MOREHEAD RE: WELCOME ABOARD Dear Dr. Morehead: Congratulations on your investiture as the 22nd president of the University of Georgia. I wish I could be there for the ceremony Nov. 19, but I have a long-scheduled conflict on that day. Otherwise, I would be there barking "Woof! Woof!" to show my pleasure in having you officially recognized as the leader of my beloved alma mater. This solemn occasion probably doesn't lend ...
I have some good news and some bad news. I read in the paper recently about a proposed venture to send people to Mars. The good news is that it will be a one-way trip. The bad news is that the launch isn't scheduled until 2022, meaning anybody dumb enough to consider the idea of going to Mars and staying there will be hanging around for another nine years on our planet and lowering the collective IQ for the rest of us. Bummer.
Ring! Ring! Ring!
I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Co., located in Greater Garfield, Ga., to see what kind of reactions he was getting from the public to the recent shutdown of the federal government.
Bummer. I just learned that I did not win the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. This is getting old. I was so confident this time that I had my tuxedo pressed and new laces put in my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star high-top sneakers.
After a friend told me she had waited 3½ hours recently to get her Georgia driver's license renewed and then had to deal with a clerk that could have passed for a robot - and an unhelpful one, at that - I thought this to be a typical example of a bunch of government bureaucrats who don't care because they don't have to.
Page 1 of 1
Oh great. Now, the Obama administration is getting involved in public education in Georgia.
Good grief! I haven't gotten used to writing 2010 yet and 2011 is here.
For weeks, I awaited a call that never came from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal informing me that I would be a member of his transition team.
I believe in Christmas. I believe as a Christian that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Son of God. The Messiah. I believe you have the right to disagree with me, but I know what I believe in my heart. I believe no Christmas is official until someone sings "O Holy Night" (no crooning, please) on Christmas Eve. I will accept the "Hallelujah Chorus" from ...
Two things that keep me awake at night: The threat of terrorism and wondering what, if anything, our federal government is doing about it.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states clearly that nobody can infringe on my right of free speech. You can get in serious trouble for that.
This is an opportune time of year to take stock of our blessings. Actually, every day should be a time of thanksgiving, but it seems we are too busy being too busy to appreciate just how blessed we are. Maybe -just maybe - we tend to look at our world upside down. The things that we think are important may not as critical as we imagine. Those things that seem trivial ...
Rats. It looks as though I have not been selected to be a member of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team.
The next time the illegal immigration advocates start whining about the poor Mexican workers coming into the United States to "do jobs we won't do" and to "make a better life for their families," please inform them that the porous borders between lawless Mexico and the U.S. are also letting in drugs at a scale almost beyond description and that Atlanta is a major distribution hub for the hombres.
Let's hold off on dissecting the general elections until the political pundits have had their say. They don't know any more than you and I do (after all, we are the voters), but they think they do and telling them otherwise might offend them. Political pundits can be very sensitive.
In my house, the contest for state school superintendent is as important as the governor's race. I have a son, son-in-law and now a grandson who are public schoolteachers and they, and all teachers, deserve a draw-a-line-in-the-sand advocate.
The State Board of Regents voted recently to tighten policies governing illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges and universities, and they did it with little discussion.
Albert Mohler is at it again. He is president of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., which must give him a lot of time to think about burning issues of the day. Unfortunately, somewhere between the thinking and the saying, there seems to be a major disconnect. You may recall that Mohler is the guy who got his robe in a wad a few years back when the First Baptist Church ...
Five years ago this week, I was in Iraq in a dirty, foreboding piece of real estate known as "The Triangle of Death." That is not a misnomer. I almost found out the hard way.
When I pay University of Georgia President Michael Adams a compliment, you may be sure it is the real thing.