Weekend Column – There Is Still Some Good In This World

Jul 28, 2014 by

Sam: “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories...

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Weekend Column – I Think That’s High Enough

Jul 21, 2014 by

I consider myself fairly easygoing. There are only a few things that I am not fond of. I say “not fond of” because the Little...

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Weekend Column – Up In Smoke – Or Vapor

Jul 13, 2014 by

As of today, it has been 12 days since my last cigarette. After 30-plus years of smoking anywhere from a pack to two packs a day...

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Weekend Column – When Immigration Hits The Church

Jun 30, 2014 by

I wrote the following column almost four years ago before we moved back to Georgia. With immigration hitting the headlines yet again,...

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Weekend Column – “All In A Week”

Jun 23, 2014 by

I survived yet another Boy Scout camp. And not only did I survive, but so did the three SONS of Thunder. Well, to some degree or...

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Weekend Column – Mea Culpa

May 26, 2014 by

I have, shall we say, been informed that I may not mention the Little Black Dress in my column for the next four weeks. Said decision...

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Weekend Column:

May 12, 2014 by

Years ago, before any of the SONS of Thunder had hit double digits, we got them a trampoline. Said trampoline came complete with a...

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Weekend Column – Taking Responsibility

May 5, 2014 by

My weekend column – late as usual. Sigh: As dad to the three SONS of Thunder, one of the things I try to impart on them is to...

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Sunday’s Column – Hell Week

Apr 28, 2014 by

We have, apparently, survived yet another annual Hell Week. I say this because the SONS of Thunder are now all smiles. Eldest smirked...

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Apr 14, 2014 by

I was headed to a conference in south Georgia when I got the call. I knew who it was going to be without looking at it. The Little...

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Sunday’s Column – A Word To The Wise

Apr 6, 2014 by

As many of you know, I like to collect what I call “wise words.” They are simply that – a phrase or sentence that makes you...

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Sunday’s Column – The End Of An Era

Mar 31, 2014 by

I came home the other day to a rather high stack of dishes, glasses, bowls and other eating utensils. We all knew this day would come....

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Sunday’s Column – We Are All About Your Health

Mar 24, 2014 by

Everyone seems to be on a health kick these days. Maybe it’s because the weather is finally warming up. The Little Black Dress, for...

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Sunday’s Column – Our Own Little Crimea

Mar 16, 2014 by

I’m following the situation on the Crimean Peninsula with more and more trepidation. It is becoming the perfect storm for...

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Sunday’s Column – You Never Forget Your First Joint

Mar 9, 2014 by

(With all the great new restaurants opening in town recently, I’m dusting off an old column about one of my favorites from years...

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Mar 2, 2014 by

Sometimes I get a yearning for a certain kind of food. Might be hamburgers one day, crawfish another. Or one of my favorites, a...

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Sunday’s Column – Time For February To Disappear

Feb 23, 2014 by

Like any business, there are days when you hear the expression “I’ll be glad when this day is over” a lot around...

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Sunday’s Column – The Little Bird That Could

Feb 17, 2014 by

(In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have decided to not run my annual “Obligatory Day” post. Instead, something a little different...

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Sunday’s Column – Following Death

Feb 9, 2014 by

I have never been particularly fond of Facebook. To me, it seems almost the social media equivalent of stalking. Everyone joins to...

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Sunday’s Column – What Is Important

Jan 28, 2014 by

To this day, I can recite the Quadratic Formula. I can do this thanks to Mrs. Brewer, my eighth-grade algebra teacher. She came up...

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Sunday’s Column – Leaving Out Politics

Jan 20, 2014 by

Reading through the newspaper over the last few days, I’ve come to a couple of conclusions. One is that liberals and conservatives...

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Trading Pages

Jan 12, 2014 by

Ah, the joys of running a newspaper. Alert readers probably noticed something a wee bit amiss with last Saturday’s newspaper. If you...

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Sunday’s Column – Please Let This Christmas End

Dec 29, 2013 by

I think we will just wrap this past Christmas up in a box and hide it somewhere in the attic, never to be remembered. The intent was...

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Dear School Board – About That Letter

Dec 15, 2013 by

Ever have one of those days when you walk into your home and you know something isn’t right with the cosmos? Happened to me the...

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Sunday’s Column – Another Rite Of Passage

Dec 2, 2013 by

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d ?  Not tho’ the soldier knew  Some one had...

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