All around my community — and probably around yours, too — “Pray for our Nation” and “Pray for our Country” signs are all over the place. They started going up — coincidentally, I assume — about the same time we elected our first African-American president. Well, I must report that they certainly have worked. Since folks started praying for our nation, the Bush recession ended, we’ve seen the stock market rise, unemployment fall, gas prices plummet, business start-ups increase 20 percent […]
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 […]
I’m not a fan of overtly biased media — whether it’s left-leaning MSNBC or right-leaning Fox News. I do expect a little more from CNN. Lately, though, CNN’s online posts and social media posts have been littered with basic grammatical errors, often in headlines and such. This latest one from CNN’s mobile app wondering “whom” will replace Justice Scalia rises to the top of their recent errors as it would stand to reason that it’s not a typo and that […]
I’ve never been a Cam Newton fan. It’s rare that a coddled golden child grows into a mature adult, and he certainly lent credence to that theory last night during the Super Bowl’s postgame press conference. Granted, I wish that Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan had Cam’s physical abilities, but given the choice between Superman and Matureman, I’ll take Matureman on my team. Given the theivery that got him kicked off the University of Florida football team and the clouds that surrounding his […]
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 […]
Here’s the latest column about my fearful walk up the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, last weekend. I’m trying to decide what fear to conquer next. I’d like to conquer the fear of losing my hair, but that might take some cooperation from my disinterested scalp.
I’m terribly afraid of heights, but my wife and I walked to the top of the way-too-high Sidney Lanier Bridge outside of Brunswick, Georgia, on Saturday. Well, she walked while I kinda crawled along the side waiting for it all to collapse.
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 […]