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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You can pretty much tell where your heart lies by reading through the checkbook or looking at what's in the recycling bin, can't you? Are the checks written to a church or to a non-profit organization which helps others, or to a package store? Are those ketchup bottles in the recycling bin, or liquor bottles? Do the vegetable and soup cans outnumber the beer cans, or vice versa?
My dog Catfish, the black lab, died Thanksgiving night. The vet said his heart gave out. Down in the country, they would have said, "Lewis's dog up and died." He would have been 12 had he lived until January. Catfish had a good life. He slept indoors. Mostly he ate what I ate. We shared out last mean Tuesday evening in our living room in front of the television. <p ...
Want a formula for winning elections in the South? Fear + Hate – Transparency and Realism = Victory. Candidates for governor and other high offices in the old South typically won elections by scaring the daylights out of the white majority. The Talmadges, Herman and Gene, crisscrossed Georgia warning that Yankee carpetbaggers and homegrown blacks were working to destroy "our way of life." Only the Talmadges could stop the coming pillage, ...
Holy week is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the songs of Easter, both the sad and triumphal ones.
I've always admired courage. Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've been in awe of ordinary folks who, when push came to shove, performed extraordinarily. A voracious reader as a kid, I was amazed by the incredible feats of America's most decorated soldier of World War II, Audie Murphy. And as an adult, the story of a humble Tennessee boy, who was originally a conscientious objector, Alvin York, and his exploits in ...
Sen. Johnny Isakson has many things going for him as he gets his campaign underway for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON-His name is Rafael and he is a member of the U.S. Army. On Tuesday night, he was one of the guests attending the president's message to Congress.
The most amusing comment on the banking crisis that I have heard runs, "the government would be a poor manager." Really? Unlike the current group of bank managers, who have managed not only to tank their own banks but also to take national economies with them. If that's not "poor" management I don't know what "poor" management would look like.
This is a one-question quiz on Georgia government. Only Gov. Sonny Perdue knows the right answer. Pay attention.
All my adult life, I have attempted to rise above my humble beginnings. Take shoes, for example. Now that I have steady work and live in the city, I like to wear nice shoes.
Georgia's 9th District congressman, Nathan Deal, usually doesn't make ripples in Washington. So when he came out of his shell the other day to defend the peanut before Congress, he made news. He told a House committee hearing on the recent Georgia peanut scandal that he often ate raw peanuts and suffered no ill effects. His declaration didn't make much impression on his colleagues, who are determined to craft new laws regarding peanut safety.
As one of the nation's leading experts on grits (My mother served them every morning for breakfast), all I can do try to light the way for those still blinded by prejudice and fear. Grits won't bite you. Grits taste good and they're good for you.
It won't be a huge surprise to our readers when I note that state legislators are more concerned about the interests of corporate CEOs than the problems of ordinary Georgia citizens. That's the way the world works, whether we like it or not. Even so, what our lawmakers are being asked to do for Georgia Power Co., the electric utility that has always had an outsized influence on state politics, is breathtaking in its enormity.
Every once in a while my lovely wife comments that she's wearied of contemplating the heavy, serious issues which proliferate everyday news. She then hints - rather strongly - that she'd appreciate a column that would make her chuckle, or at least feel good about life, for a moment. Well, yesterday being Valentine's Day and all, I figured I would lighten up today for her special Valentine's Day gift.
Not satisfied that we have all taken quite a "bath," economically speaking, the Obama administration, with bipartisan swim trunks on, is about to give us another one. Or at least that is how I interpret the