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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Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme brought down individuals, charities and damaged banks and investment funds around the world. More precisely, the exposure of Madoff's Ponzi scheme brought them down.
I remember going to Walt Disney World not long after it opened. There was just the Magic Kingdom and that was it.
Preparing for Christmas this week, I've been contemplating the familiar while relishing Dickensian flashes of Christmases past. Reverencing the past, I think, enriches the present, engenders hope and provides guidance for the future.
At a time when Georgia is facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and has to deal with a budget deficit of $2 billion or more, what has been the response of our political leadership?
I made a major decision recently. I decided to buy myself a pair of blue jeans. A 41-year-old man should not take on such a thing without first giving it a great deal of thought, which I thought I had done.
By this time next year, you may think 2008 wasn't so bad after all. Sure, the economy went into a nosedive. Unemployment rose, and so did bankruptcies and foreclosures. It could have been worse. At year's end, there was a break in the clouds.
We are less than a week away from celebrating the grand celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Here are some thoughts as you rush around to pick up those last minute Christmas gifts for your loved ones. You don't have to drive down the road and fight those last minute shopping crowds and traffic; you can find those gifts right here in Newton County and Social Circle.
Some years ago, along about the time the New Year dawned, I boldly resolved to lose 60 pounds over the course of those next 12 months. The loss of a mere five pounds a month seemed reasonable, given the cornucopia of diets, self-help programs, and support groups available to fat people who want to lose weight.
It was a moment for the history books last week as 15 Georgians gathered at the Golden Dome to play their role in finalizing the Electoral College outcome of this year's race for president.
Gov. Sonny Perdue deserves a round of applause for seeing the light. Just weeks after warning that Georgians can't borrow their way out of debt, the governor announced in general terms that he now favors increasing the state debt. Perdue wants state government to borrow an unspecified sum to stimulate the economy and wipe out a looming $1.6 billion state deficit.
They opened a new stretch of Georgia 316, a four-lane highway that runs between Lawrenceville and Athens last week. What that means is you can drive on four-lane highway all the way between Athens and Atlanta now. From Atlanta, take Interstate 85 to the Lawrenceville exit and then 316 the rest of the way.
There were many explanations being floated for Saxby Chambliss' smashing success in the Dec. 2 runoff election for the U.S. Senate.
With Christmas just around the corner, and Santa Claus packing his sleigh, people everywhere had better let him know what they want before he departs the North Pole.
As a son of the South, I'm the first to admit we've had some governors who didn't make us look too good in the eyes of the rest of the nation and, for that matter, the world. That's why on behalf of devoted Southerners everywhere, I offer my sincere thanks to Gov. Rod Blagojovich for making some of our black sheep look like choirboys.