Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

I’m no ‘snowflake,’ but I now have a safe space nonetheless

I just finished building a little 8-by-10 addition to a shed at my home. It sits atop the hill that slopes downward from my house. It’s fairly open with a tin roof and a bar overlooking the woods and creek below. As a huge Parrothead (that’s a Jimmy Buffett fan for you uncultured folks), naturally I refer to this place as Margaritahill.

Chris Johnson

We should give some board games a Southern spin

In the corner of my office is a nook with a bunch of wooden crates stacked together to make shelves. A real writer might have such an area filled with classic literature like “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Madame Bovary” or “Justin Bieber: His World.” But not me.

Chris Johnson

2017: The year in preview

The year 2016 will be remembered as the year we elected a TV game show host as president of the United States. I think folks are overreacting to this development myself, and I firmly believe that Alex Trebek will make an outstanding leader of the free world.

Chris Johnson

Here comes Bubba Claus, the original

I started writing a weekly column for the Ledger-Enquirer in 1998, and I was just a few weeks into the gig when the holidays approached and I felt obliged to write a Christmas-themed column. Only problem was that I had no idea for a column, which really isn’t that unusual as I’ve considered myself completely out of column ideas on a weekly basis for more than 20 years.

Chris Johnson

Ga. playoffs reveal young athletes have more class, sportsmanship than adults

There were several years of my life when Friday nights in the fall meant walking up the steps of a high school’s home bleachers — or sometimes scaling a rickety ladder — to find a spot in a press box to watch teenage boys do battle on the football field. A few times I wound up working from a sideline, but usually I had a seat and a place to write stories for newspapers from Valdosta to Americus to Columbus.

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