Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

My lullabies stand out

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.

Chris Johnson

Life can be a real pain in the thumb

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.

Chris Johnson

When it comes to this heat, I'm having Nunavut

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.

Chris Johnson

You need more sleep: I’m here to help

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.

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.

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Sewing a Love for Learning: Columbus family establishes college scholarship fund

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 Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
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Sewing a Love for Learning: Columbus family establishes college scholarship fund

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