After my wife and I kept the grandbaby all weekend long, I realized that I still know how to change a diaper, I still know how to hold a baby, I still know how to feed a baby, and I still know that 2-month-old babies still have no appreciation for beef jerky.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about pain — ever since I developed something called “trigger finger” in my thumb. I don’t think I could actually pull a trigger with my thumb, but I guess that’s beside the point.
An awful lot of folks have said that if Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, they are moving to Canada. About eight years ago, I remember many right-wingers threatening to move to Canada if Barack Obama won, sending us plunging into socialism — a threat I found awfully ironic since Canada is well to the left of the USA on many issues.
Some people want a nice expansive lawn and perhaps a lot of open spaces in the backyard where the kids can run, fly kites and shoot bottle rockets at low-flying aircraft — you know, good old-fashioned fun.
There was a time in my life — about 30 years ago — when I couldn’t stand to hear folks talking on the radio. Of course, my first car was a 1978 Toyota Celica with nothing but an AM radio, and the only station I could pick up was in Montezuma, Ga.
There are a lot of jobs I’m glad I haven’t had to tackle in my life — including barn cleaner, Kim Jong Un’s public information officer, police officer, soldier and Tour de France play-by-play announcer chief among them.
A recent study by the Earl Davis Sleep Foundation and Transmission Service found that adults in America get 37 percent less sleep than people do in most modern nations like Sweden and Denmark or even third-world countries like Honduras or Kansas.
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.
Descendants of mill workers, Jeanette and Gene Craig were the first in their families to graduate from college. That enabled them to become dedicated educators with a combined 70 years of service in the Muscogee County School District before they retired in 1995. Now, thanks to the Craig family’s generosity, more folks have the chance to pursue higher education.
Mike HaskeyThe Ledger-Enquirer
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