It was about one year ago that I wrote a column titled “Why I’m Breaking Up with the Braves.” Now that the Braves are vying for the title of “Worst Braves Team Ever,” that appears to have been pretty good timing.
I wish I could have seen John Lennon perform. I also wish I could have seen Jim Morrison when he was sober enough to put on a decent show. If I had a hot tub time machine, I’d go see Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, The Andrews Sisters and maybe even catch Mozart in action.
Where I come from, farming is a way of life for an awful lot of folks. Even for the folks who don’t farm, their lives are set against a backdrop of fields of corn, peanuts, soybeans and hay, along with orchards of peaches and pecans.
In the election cycle, we’ve heard a lot about the top 1 percent of Americans having more money than the bottom 90 percent in the United States. In fact, one candidate keeps telling us that the top 0.1 percent gets more new income than the bottom 90 percent.
Recently, after ISIS got through blowing up some more historical sites in Syria, some ancient texts were discovered, and one of the texts was nearly 1,900 years old. It claimed to be a lost Gospel by someone named Earl. And I believe this must be true because — just like Donald Trump says — I, too, get all my news from the internet.
The statistics are clear — kids who live in poverty, especially abject poverty, are more likely to struggle in school, to have health problems and all sorts of other issues we'd rather they not experience.
My wife got her cat — note that's HER cat, not OUR cat — about eight years ago. Since then, Princess Sadie has lived her life almost exclusively within the confines of our home with the exception of special trips to the veterinarian.
Americans like to pontificate, argue, debate, predict, prognosticate, worry and whine about problems, but they're not very good at addressing or solving them. I think one reason for that -- besides the fact that most Americans have the intellectual capacity of a long-toed salamander -- is that we believe things that work are just a little too crazy to try.
Howdy, everybody, and thanks for coming to this here town hall. Now, I ain't no Democrat or a Republican -- I kinda like to think for myself. I reckon I'm what y'all might call an independent. But I do think the politics in these here United States could use a right good dose of small-town common sense and some Mayberry decency.
One of the things that really bugged me as a child was when some old person -- you know, like over 30 -- would reminisce about the good ol' days and then gripe about how spoiled we kids were in the 1970s and 1980s.
Unless your name is Donald Trump, the very thought of a billion dollars is a difficult thing to wrap your hair, er, I mean your head around. I mean, geez, do you realize how many senators you could buy with a billion dollars?
The holidays are over, and we're all getting back into our normal routines of drinking excessive amounts of coffee so that we can function at our jobs just enough to earn the money it will take to buy Christmas gifts next year for all the family members we'll spend the next 11 months avoiding.
Jeff McClintock, Yves Beauchamp, and Geordie Kurtz check the size of the buoys on the water ski course on Callaway Garden's Robin Lake. The 57th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament, one of the premiere events in water sports competition, takes to the waters of Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens this weekend.
Behind the scenes at the 57th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament
Debbie Ball to be inducted into the Georgia High School Coaches Hall of Fame
Debbie Ball discusses Title IX and opening doors
Hearing postponed for man accused in Stone Creek Court shooting