Does anyone actually accept all the Facebook friend requests they get? I hope not. Social media website Facebook is based on the network system where you make “friends” with people you know and they are connected to other “friends” and through interactions with these people you’re suddenly “friends” with hundreds, sometimes thousands of people online.
BRIDGE, England — Summer plans over the years usually mean that there is a need to pass through London, which leads to a homecoming to this village which is roughly 65 miles east of one of the most lively and diverse cities in the world.
I love making people laugh. Whether it’s with me or at me, I’m just happy if I get a good laugh out of the folks I’m around. So I think I put a pretty high standard on the type of humor I like and will tolerate around me.
“Is that your story?” I asked.
I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The rivers of the world are fascinating and bring about enlightenment as well as adventure. The Ocmulgee and the Oconee form Georgia’s Altamaha, a river to explore and appreciate. If the Altamaha is not pristine, it remains pretty much like it was when the Creeks made do with its currents and contents.
THE SCENE: THE FINALS OF the Aurora, Illinois, grade school lightweight basketball tournament. The teams: Undefeated and highly favored Centre, and underdog Bardwell. Tension was high as the underdog Bardwell squad was behind by just one point late in the game. Bardwell’s standing guard dribbled up the floor and looked for someone to pass the ball to. But everyone was tightly covered … so he made a desperate underhand heave at the basket. By some miracle the ball went through the hoop, giving Bardwell the upset victory — by a score of 6 to 5.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with singing. — Psalm 100
While bicycling along the Oostanaula River recently, I slipped beneath the bypass at State Mutual Stadium to find a bobcat nestled in the grass, stalking, I presume, one of the many rabbits that call that area home.
Last month marked the fourth anniversary of the most wide-sweeping financial reform since the Great Depression (known as Dodd-Frank). To avoid another 2008 would be great, but at this date and rate, astonishingly, only half the provisions have been implemented. Is financial reform in its dying days? Are we safer?
I’m pretty superstitious. I admit it. I suppose we all have our little idiosyncracies that we do for whatever reason — whether it’s habit, something we picked up from those around us or honest-to-goodness superstitions.
Last month’s enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, so long in the making, is a milestone.
BOSTON — Before the Braves left Milwaukee, which was as eager to embrace them when they arrived from Boston as Atlanta would be 13 years later, Southerners, with a bent for baseball, had to adopt a big league team.
My daughter Thea, a cellist, is spending the summer in Montgomery, Alabama. She was thrilled to land a job there playing in the orchestra at Montgomery’s Shakespeare festival.
“Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.”
Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, promising that the 848-page financial law would “put a stop to taxpayer bailouts once and for all,” he said. But recently, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a Detroit crowd that “the biggest banks are even bigger than they were when they got too big to fail in 2008.”
Rome is full of characters.
When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”
“W HY ARE YOUR CRYING?” the elderly man said to a little kid who was sitting on the curb weeping.
TIGER — The rest of the story of Tiger Mountain Vineyards has to do with tootin’ the horn of vineyard founders John and Martha Ezzard and their partners John and Marilyn McMullan.
The United States should be a very fishy country.