Chris Johnson

Moving is the cat’s MEOW

Moving is the cat’s MEOW

We are currently crammed into a small rental house while we await the construction of a new house — well, actually awaiting the start of construction on a new home. Our cat, Sadie — er, I mean my wife’s cat, Sadie — is not fond of this whole moving thing after having lived her first seven years or so in a different home that she believed was was hers and she simply allowed us to stay there out of the goodness of her little feline heart. But she has had something to say about all this, and I let her […]

Happy 75th birthday, Linda Fuller: There’s an important note about women here

Happy 75th birthday, Linda Fuller: There’s an important note about women here

Linda Fuller might very well be one of the most important women leaders of the last 50 years. If you haven’t heard of her, that’s probably got a lot to do with the fact that she doesn’t seek attention for herself — only for issues about which she cares deeply. One of those issues is simple, decent, affordable housing. You probably have heard of Habitat for Humanity and you should hear about The Fuller Center for Housing. But you wouldn’t have heard of either if it were not for Linda Fuller. They wouldn’t exist. And hundreds of thousands of families […]

Sheriff Andy Taylor for president

Sheriff Andy Taylor for president

I’ve long proposed that Sheriff Andy Taylor would make a good president. The man has common sense. He can deal with nuts like Ernest T. Bass without threatening to carpet bomb the hills near Mayberry. He knows when rules need bending. And we’d have Aunt Bee as our First Aunt. Now it might seem a little ridiculous to you that I believe a fictional TV character might be qualified to run for president, but have you seen the reality TV character running? Obviously, anybody can run for president this year! I’m assuming Andy is running as an independent. It never […]

If I had a billion dollars …

That’s the subject of my latest Sunday column in the Ledger-Enquirer. I spent $2 buying a Powerball ticket this past week, and that’s my limit for lottery tickets for the year, so I’m done. The Georgia Lottery wants me to “please play responsibly,” so while the most responsible way to play the lottery is to not play the lottery at all, the next best thing is to set a $2 limit. And, shocker, I didn’t win. But I did ponder how I’d spend it all. Read all about it here.

Actors and actresses

I’ve never been able to figure out why the Academy Awards give Oscars for both Actor in a Leading Role and Actress in a Leading Role. I understand why there is an NBA and a WNBA. And I understand why there is a PGA and an LPGA. In athletics, men have some advantages in certain sports. The average male NBA player is 6-foot-7; the average WNBA player is 6 foot even.  The average driving distance for a PGA golfer is 288 yards; the average driving distance for an LPGA player is about 250 yards. I’m not knocking the LPGA golfers, […]

Cute kids in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

I’ve had the opportunity to work in the quaint Nicaraguan fishing village of Las Peñitas on two different weeklong trips. I’ve never been anywhere else that the kids are so poor, yet so happy. They’re happier than our kids here in the United States who have so much more. I was in Nicaragua last month, and you can see more photos I took during that trip here.