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To whom it may concern at CNN

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” […]

Cam Newton — the petulant, pouty Panther

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, […]

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 […]

A bridge too high

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]