In a couple of weeks, I will do something for the fourth time in my life. I will stand outside the Department of Motor Vehicles and snap a picture of one of my children holding up a brand-new driver’s license.
First Avenue and 13th Street in Columbus, Georgia, is a dangerous intersection, and based on my experience I’d say the most dangerous one downtown, though the one at First and 11th Avenue is pretty bad too, because lots of people heading up First run that light.
When my son had a flat tire and called me for help, he missed hanging out with friends and I missed my meeting. But we didn’t miss anything. He’s a great kid with a busy life and we don’t spend enough time together.
Some reporters have big personalities and you notice them as soon as they arrive on the scene. When Larry Gierer arrives on the scene, he acts like just other guy on the street trying to figure out what’s going on. He watches and listens.
Miller and lawmakers had planned to make HOPE a partial scholarship, but they responded to the windfall by setting it up to cover full tuition and books and mandatory fees. They really did give the money back to the people.
I closed the door and sat there. Did I really want to leave my car running and get out and pull the chain back? I did another quick assessment. They were young enough to be my sons. They were also old enough to shoot me and steal my car.
This week, Brookstone School announced it will drug-test all its students in grades 8-12 starting in August 2019. My reaction to the news was to ask a question: Are they testing for alcohol? Alcohol is, after all, a drug.
This year, as part of our tradition, our family will be watching the Winter Olympics and eating takeout Korean food. Oh yeah, and Bess and I will be telling the kids the same story we tell every year at this time.