Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

One year after giving up the Braves

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.

Chris Johnson

Glad I saw music greats before they left us

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.

Chris Johnson

Sun shines on a new era of farming

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.

Chris Johnson

Why do those who have so much give so little?

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.

Chris Johnson

Today is a good day for some Bible verses

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.

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Chris Johnson: Why don't we like things that actually work?

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.

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Behind the scenes at the 57th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament

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.
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