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...

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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...

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Weekend Column – Saving A Life

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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No, It’s Part Of A Survival Kit

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...

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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 or...

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Just The Facts Ma’am

Aug 1, 2015 by

Dr. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, is now the most hated man in America. He has had to shut down his practice. His office...

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The Falling Down Rule

Jul 28, 2015 by

I as watching a television show one night when Youngest SON of Thunder plopped down across from me. “How was work?” he...

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Time To Dance

Mar 26, 2015 by

There has been a tad more moaning and groaning around nuestra casa lately. Scratch that, there’s been a lot more moaning and...

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Whether To Publish …

Feb 20, 2015 by

Earlier this week, we published a type of story we rarely do. In fact, I can think of only two other times in the last couple of years...

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My Muhammad Cartoon Interview

Jan 14, 2015 by

Here is the transcript of my interview with Georgia Public Radio concerning our decision to publish cartoons depicting the prophet...

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Our Muhammad editorial page

Jan 13, 2015 by

After the execution of French journalists working for Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists, we published the below editorial page to...

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Keeping Racism Alive

Jul 22, 2013 by

Here’s my editorial in The Newnan Times-Herald on the whole Martin-Zimmerman case.  There is an adage among crusty old...

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Editorial – Paula Deen Victim of Political Correctness

Jul 5, 2013 by

Following is the editorial I wrote for The Newnan Times-Herald about the whole Paula Deen fiasco. And yes, I spell “the...

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A Rose By Any Other Name … Isn’t Marriage

Jun 28, 2013 by

Below is the editorial I wrote on the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage: Since the creation of our numbering system, 1 plus 1 has...

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Boy, Scouts Have Created A Mess They Can’t Turn Back From

Jun 14, 2013 by

Here’s Friday’s editorial I wrote for The Newnan Times-Herald regarding the whole BSA and gay scouts issue: The Boy Scouts...

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Triumph and Tragedy – An Editorial

May 20, 2013 by

May 18, 2013 was one of the most triumph days for girls sports in our community. It was also one of the most tragic for sports in...

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Nicole’s Story – A Script On Domestic Violence

Feb 25, 2013 by

It’s not often I post my newspaper articles unless I think they need to be shared with a wider audience. Nicole’s story is...

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We’re Your Health Insurance Company And We’re Here To Help …

Feb 8, 2013 by

That would be a “no.” The role of a health insurance company is to deny any/all claims. They will not even acknowledge...

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