Month: October 2021

Candid craziness is now an endearing quality

Candid craziness is now an endearing quality

When Donald Trump first came down that escalator in 2015, politics in America changed forever. Like him or not, believe he is truthful or not, think he brought Jesus back to the White House or makes Jesus vomit, whatever — it’s indisputable that politics, particularly at the top of the spectrum, changed forever for better or for worse. Whether we are better off for America’s relatively new politics of personality over principles is not what I’m here to talk about … or type about in this instance. It’s here to stay, so I’m thinking about how we navigate these nasty […]

Were a few hours without some social media sites really so bad?

Were a few hours without some social media sites really so bad?

Last week was the worst week for Facebook since Mark Zuckerberg launched the thing as a way to meet cute girls at Harvard. Even with the fake name “Future Billionaire,” he had a hard time meeting cute girls because (1) that geek would have needed the fake name “Future Trillionaire” to meet cute girls and (2) there are no cute girls at Harvard. Those, and quality football, belong exclusively to the SEC. It all started when a whistleblower went on “60 Minutes” with the breaking news that Facebook and Instagram ain’t exactly good for young folks, especially those who are […]

Normal folks rarely change the world

Normal folks rarely change the world

Photo: Talbotton native Clarence Jordan (left) and Lanett native Millard Fuller at Sumter County’s Koinonia Farm, where each was crazy enough to think they could change the world.    Note: This is an extended version of the column that ran in the October 5, 2021 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.    It’s Tuesday morning, October 5, which means I’m waking up in a hotel room in Lanett, Alabama — where everyone operates on Eastern Time … except the cell phone towers. (I’m a little tired of having to do math to set the alarm on my cell phone. What’s next? Facebook going down?) (Actually, it’s […]