Over a year ago, my boss first sent me with one of our interns to take pictures of a few pets at the Floyd County Animal Control shelter. I went overboard and took pictures of all the creatures in cages, and updated my personal Facebook page with every precious potential pet up for adoption.
Being the good Samaritan that I am, I’m always looking for ways to help out my fellow Romans. Sometimes it’s with sage relationship advice (something I can speak about with absolutely no authority) or with sound financial tips (yet another area in which I am wholly unqualified to speak). But that doesn’t stop me from offering unsolicited advice about those topics.
I am sure that there are those among us who have had their embarrassing moments. Maybe it is something you say or what you see. It could be that you do something foolish. In many ways we are capable of embarrassing moments through our actions. The ones that I am going to tell you about were beyond anything I could do to prevent them.
I’ve seen many elections come and go and am reminded that election day biennially marks the beginning of Thanksgiving season.
“WILL YOU MARRY ME?” the only son in a wealthy family asked the gorgeous chorus girl he was courting. “My father is a multimillionaire and is quite ill. The doctor says he only has about two months to live. When he dies I’ll inherit his vast fortune, and we’d be able to live a life of luxury.”
PIERRE, S. D. — When it comes to the avian world, there are birds so beautiful they leave you in awe when they take flight. The sheer beauty overwhelms. One of the reasons to become a fan of the St. Louis baseball team is the nickname. How could you not pull for a team named Cardinals? The beautiful redbirds!
“Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.” — George R.R. Martin
Every now and again I like to visit that big antique mall on North Broad. There are just so many cool things there to see. If you’ve never been, you should check it out at least once. It doesn’t look big from the outside but is cavernous once you start walking around in there.
At the age of 95, we can be forgiven for not expecting any surprises in our future. So when Mrs. Amelia Jones boarded the Honor Flight bus bound for Washington, D.C., she had no idea that she would return a different person.
Reverend C.H. Scott shook hands with the young soldier after the Christmas play at Benedicts Baptist church near Cedartown. It was December 1952.
The great beating heart of Ranger Staff Sergeant Bill Sears stilled on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The rest of him died in Grenada in 1983.
My good friend Ken Fuller is a true believer in Liberalism, as he demonstrated in his Nov. 3 column extolling President Barack Obama in general and Obamacare in particular. It is true that Obama took office with great popular support from the American people as well as Democratic majorities in both houses and a very supportive media. He was poised to accomplish great things.
The only thing worse than being an insomniac is being an insomniac with a mediocre cable TV package.
PIERRE, S.D. — A return trip to South Dakota, which is a favorite state, brought about the exhilarating experiences of shooting a cock pheasant, spending time with a seasoned hunting partner, and reverently toasting the memory of a fallen friend.
So I spent this past Sunday with ol’ Bobby.
We have now had a decade in which to view the Obama Presidency and measure it with a yardstick of comparison to those who came before him.
On behalf of the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome, we encourage citizens to go to the polls today and VOTE.
I was watching the television and a baseball game was on. As a rule I do not watch ball games of any kind. I am not like some sports fan. Baseball to me is a very boring game. If I was going to watch a ball game it would be some high school basketball game. Now that is said go ahead and criticize me.
Part of me misses Halloween, at least those I remember as a kid.
The holiday season is coming up, and there are some families out there who are not doing so well. A number of them would go hungry were it not for the food banks.
So I went to the opening night performance of Rome Little Theatre’s “Rocky Horror Show.” Here’s why you should go see it. It’ll make you say “wow.”