A New Day

Nov 30, 2016 by

(My first column as publisher and owner of The Coweta Shopper, a 40,000-monthly circulation direct mailed news, entertainment and...

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When you are both armed

Sep 23, 2016 by

The headlines are reporting more police shootings of black men, this time in Charlotte and my old hometown – Tulsa. Why? I was...

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Lost numbers

Jun 21, 2016 by

Not too long ago, I realized I did not know any of my sons’ cell phone numbers. I discovered this while filling out some form and had...

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What I Meant To Say

Jun 13, 2016 by

Leave it up to the national media to come with a word or phrase and, just as my mom would say, “beat it to death.” The latest word is...

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I’ll Share

Jun 6, 2016 by

The SONS of Thunder and I are playing bachelors. The Little Black Dress is off serving as chaplain of the Miss Oklahoma pageant while...

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And Then I Blinked

May 23, 2016 by

Eighteen years ago I was in an Alaskan stream fishing for silver salmon. Coho if you prefer the Native word. I had just hooked a very...

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Cue The Headlines

May 12, 2016 by

So … The phrase, “you can’t make this stuff up” is often heard in newsrooms. Let’s scan the headlines to prove my point. What if I...

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But Wait, There’s More

Apr 25, 2016 by

Like many of you, I have spent more than a few completely unnecessary late night hours learning all about the square aluminum pot,...

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The Tests Are Here

Apr 20, 2016 by

Your kids are freaking out. You are freaking out. Rest assured, your kid’s teachers are really freaking out. The Tests are upon us....

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Are You Serious?

Apr 11, 2016 by

There was a storm earlier this week, which in turn knocked out the power to our house. I know this for several reasons. The most...

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Precious Snowflakes

Mar 26, 2016 by

The devastation was everywhere, for every student to see. We always think it will never happen here. But this one was close –...

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Improving The Silence

Mar 24, 2016 by

I am not fond of small, cramped spaces. Let’s first define what “cramped” is not. “Cramped” in this definition does not refer to...

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Weekend Column – Saving ...

Mar 7, 2016 by

I met Stephen Bacho for the first time earlier this week. I know that sentence leads to a “so what” kind of question, so I’ll...

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Editorial – The Horror

Feb 25, 2016 by

Nothing highlights the total disfunction of Washington and both political parties more than the current debate about the vacancy in...

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No, It’s Part Of A Survi...

Feb 22, 2016 by

Knowledgeable readers of this column will realize something went missing last week. If you said, “you did not run your annual...

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The Witness

Jan 28, 2016 by

Apparently, school administrators have to go to great lengths to ensure students, once in school, stay in school. I’m not talking...

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Missing letters

Jan 22, 2016 by

Ever get some jingle going and it won’t stop? I don’t mean a jingle like coins in your pocket, but rather some tune you heard on the...

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Cone Power

Dec 22, 2015 by

Officially, or at least on paper, I was known as the expediter. This is not to be confused with an executioner, executive, expunger...

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Happy Whatever

Dec 19, 2015 by

I am not Jewish. By that I mean I am not of that race/nationality. I’m just a white boy. I’m also not Jewish by religion. I have a...

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Weekend Column – Why?

Dec 15, 2015 by

There are six words every budding journalist had better answer on every story. Miss one of them, and a crusty old editor will yell...

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Weekend Column – We Had ...

Nov 9, 2015 by

The Little Black Dress and Kellyanne McCaul Warren could be considered friends of a lifetime. I’m talking the kind of friendship...

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Weekend Column – Pity Th...

Nov 3, 2015 by

Some new neighbors moved into our subdivision not too long ago. I say “neighbors,” but I’m not too sure about the neighborly part. It...

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Weekend Column – And She...

Oct 26, 2015 by

You always thought it would happen to another couple. So did I. Granted, the Little Black Dress had put her foot down more than once....

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Weekend Column – LetR...

Oct 12, 2015 by

Let’s talk about Wednesday’s front page from earlier this week. We had a photo of Father Henry Atem blessing animals. We had a story...

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His First

Oct 6, 2015 by

It had rained all morning as I headed south on Highway 29 toward downtown Newnan and work. I passed an accident. Three or four cars...

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