This is about love, forever and always. Last weekend, I was asked to care for the last of my mother's sisters, her baby sister. My cousin needed me to care for her mother. There was no question I would agree to do so.
Last week's column - "Is There a Way Out?" - generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some people were offended by my reference to Social Security and Medicare as "entitlements" or "handouts."
Imagine a beautiful woman whom you adore and would rather be with than any other woman you have known.
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My favorite story of the season is Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." But, I have always doubted the ending that Scrooge really kept "Christmas in his heart" every day of the year. Like many, I have done the Sunday school visits to the sick or elderly and the "less fortunate" at Christmas, but never beyond that. Many years after first hearing that story, I actually met someone who really does keep "Christmas in his heart" every ...
Not many folks in these parts remember or even care much anymore, but 10 years ago education reform was a top priority on the national and state agendas.
I was driving along and listening to Christmas carols on the radio, and I started thinking back to those wonderful days when I was a kid and we used to draw names for the annual class Christmas party.
I come by my emotion honestly. For as long as I can remember Daddy would always stand with his hand over his heart whenever "The Star Spangled Banner" was played or whenever the flag would pass in a parade, and many times he'd unashamedly have tears in his eyes.
If there's one lesson that John Oxendine should have learned by now, it's that cars and politics don't mix.
Last week the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to bar new home-based day care centers.
A whole lot of folks out there would like to believe the answer is "yes."
Some might scoff at the fact I consider myself quite the expert on the economy. I am not without portfolio. I was treasurer of my freshman class in high school and I take The Wall Street Journal at home. I don't read it, but when friends drop by, they are impressed when they see my dog, Catfish, eating table scraps off the front page. We've been hearing about certain economic indicators lately, and economists look ...
Thank goodness. Zell Miller is back. The former heavyweight champion of populist Southern Democrats has come out of retirement. He helped Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his just-finished bout with Democrat Jim Martin. Miller also aided Chambliss in his first race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, who, once upon a time, had been one of Zell's closest pals and fiercest supporters.
Here's wishing a very pleasant Sunday morning after Thanksgiving to all. I'm hopeful this finds you in peaceful repose, that you and yours have rejoiced in fellowship together and that those who must be on the highways and byways arrive safely home. Of course, there's special hope for the safety of our men and women in America's armed forces, wherever they may be.
If you want to accomplish anything in Georgia politics, you had better remember one thing: - don't mess around with public school teachers, particularly with their pensions.
Imagine college students and elementary school students learning together about the way a constructed wetland purifies the waste water from a green building.
My mother had a saying that most of you will recognize, "...there but for the grace of God go I." I heard it most often after we had encountered someone with an "afflicted" child or that was suffering from some sort of physical disability.
I went out to buy some Christmas music. What I like to do during Christmas is build a fire, sit by it and listen to, as the radio announcers say, songs of the season.
For Republicans seeking a silver lining from the last election, try this one: The GOP held the Old South. After 40 years, the Republicans' Southern Strategy still works. Race beats all. Sure, the Democratic presidential ticket took North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Virginia and Florida no longer count as Old South. Florida is New York south and snooty Virginia had rather be known as a Middle Atlantic state. I don't know what happened to North ...