Opinion

Grief is certainly not the right word, though I am not quite sure what is. That is odd, for me. I have never had any trouble at all with words. Regret? No, not quite that, either. Whatever the emotion is that I am grasping to describe, it is a bit of a different animal for me.

Have you ever wondered how one of the world’s most highly-educated, highly-cultured and devoutly-religious people could have been taken in by an insane demagogue like Adolph Hitler? But we must also remember that the German people were economically desperate at the time and had little experi…

In less than three years since he left office political scientists now rank Barack Obama’s performance anywhere from eighth to twelfth of forty-five American presidents. This is amazing considering the short time since he left office.

Sometimes I will watch a movie, and think, “I could write one better than that.” That has yet to be proven. But I’ve just finished a book about a Georgia man that would make a fine movie.

Despite a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, certain people still insist the United States was founded as a Christian nation. As a believing, practicing Christian of evangelical persuasion, I contend there is little evidence to support this belief.

Now and then, you’ll remember something you did as a kid, and it makes you say, “What was I thinking?” Like when I used to make myself a mayonnaise sandwich. I did this more than once, many times in fact.

According to right-wing doomsayers (and many on the left), America is on a downward spiral toward an apocalyptic end as the world goes to hell in a hand-basket. But from a more realistic viewpoint, I think just the opposite is true. Let’s start with the economy.

A few years ago I crossed an item off of my bucket list and it is an item that has been on the list for probably thirty years or more: I am now a certified scuba diver.

Windows 10 is different than previous versions of Windows. Previously Microsoft came out with a new number (sometimes a sequential number like 3 or 7 or 8 and sometimes a number representing the year released like 95 or 98 for 195 and 1998 or in the case of ME and XP picked letters).

I bought a leaf blower last year. I know, stop the presses, this is big news! But it taught me a lesson. Two actually. One, if I win the lottery, I will hire someone to do my yard work. And two, I must start writing more online reviews.

The release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election merely served to keep the pot boiling as expected with no end in sight. President Trump declared the report cleared him of collusion and obstruction of justice, while Democra…

I think I may have done significant damage to my hip. My back is in knots. My right forearm seems to have some kind of a strain or tear. If I had gone fifteen rounds with my martial arts hero, Chuck Norris, I would probably not be in as bad a shape as I am now.

Streaming is when information is sent across the internet in a live format. You will hear people streaming events and also some games.

The threat actors are using many means now to find ways to get people’s credit card numbers, access to accounts with things like passwords and identity theft, sometimes through data breaches (Georgia Tech just reported another large one), social engineering to hack networks, and using phishi…

I recently read that Georgia Rep. Kasey Carpenter proposed to introduce another “Religious Protection Bill” designed to allow students and teachers to participate in religious activities in the classroom. This was but another attempt to bypass the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reaffirm…

Longtime WRCB news anchor Bill Markham passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, April 15, 2019. His daughter Mandy posted this on Facebook: “He’s free. No more ALS. No more pain. My very favorite person in all the world is now my very favorite angel.”

A few years ago I heard one of my very favorite singing groups, who just so happen to also be very good friends, the Morrison Sisters, sing a song that was new to me. It begins like this:

A half century ago, Glen Campbell sang of “the everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me.” On television Laura Petrie, Harriet Nelson, and the bewitching Samantha Stephens made housewifery seem downright glamorous. Advertisers wooed the “little ladies” of the home, enticing them wi…

In a commencement speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan Vice President Mike Pence stated that contrary to much current opinion, religious commitment in this country is growing, not receding. And from his own relatively isolated viewpoint Pence is dead sure he is right. But he conveniently …

John 12:12: “On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Let’s go back to April 1954. Chattanooga has two daily newspapers and about a half-dozen radio stations. Our friends in other parts of the nation, mostly in bigger cities are talking about the next big thing: Television. In Chattanooga, stores are advertising new TV sets in the local paper. …

I have reached that certain age in which a lot of things are starting to change for the worst. The numbers I put up in the gym tell me that I am physically stronger than at any point in my lifetime, but now I am having to squint to see those numbers. Recovery time is worse as well; things I …

Our president has been (unofficially, of course) diagnosed as having a narcissistic personality disorder. This is based on his constant self-absorption, compulsive behavior, near-intuitive lying and loose association with reality.

After writing you about the guy watching a movie on his smart watch, I recalled visiting the projection booth of the motion picture theater in my home town.

In many elementary and middle schools, police officers have been teaching healthy living programs for decades. The first was called Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). It was replaced a few years ago by C.H.A.M.P.S (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety).

The Georgia Legislature is again drawing up a bill to bypass the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision that declared state anti-abortion laws unconstitutional. The rationale? Because they violate a woman’s right to the privacy of her own body.