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COLUMN: Facebook purgatory: Where e-souls await judgment

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.

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Friday 08/15/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Brothers on the world’s stage
Posted: August 15, 2014

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.

Thursday 08/14/2014
COLUMN: Hotlanta, the War of Northern Aggression - Things you should never say again
Posted: August 14, 2014

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.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
GUEST COLUMN: That’s my story and I’m sticking to it
Posted: August 13, 2014

“Is that your story?” I asked.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
Dick Yarbrough: Gosh dang. what is wrong with a Southern accent?
Posted: August 12, 2014

I just learned of a book called, “Say Goodbye to your Southern Accent.” Gosh dang. What is wrong with a Southern accent?

Monday 08/11/2014
GUEST COLUMN: A river defines life; life defines a river
Posted: August 11, 2014

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.

Sunday 08/10/2014
GUEST COLUMN: He peaked too early in his sports career
Posted: August 10, 2014

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.

Friday 08/08/2014
COLUMN: Born to sing, so don’t hold it against me
Posted: August 08, 2014

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before his presence with singing. — Psalm 100

GUEST COLUMN: Cleaner, swimmable rivers are changing people
Posted: August 08, 2014

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.

GUEST COLUMN: Dying days of financial reform?
Posted: August 08, 2014

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?

Thursday 08/07/2014
COLUMN: Very superstitious - The ridiculous things we do for luck
Posted: August 07, 2014

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.

Tuesday 08/05/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Support of workforce training programs could – and should – go further
Posted: August 05, 2014

Last month’s enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, so long in the making, is a milestone.

Monday 08/04/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The antique treasure that is Fenway Park
Posted: August 04, 2014

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.

Sunday 08/03/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Daughter’s trip reflects how far country has come – and has to go – on race
Posted: August 03, 2014

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.

Friday 08/01/2014
COLUMN: Musing of an almost empty-nester
Posted: August 01, 2014

“Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.”

GUEST COLUMN: ‘Too big to fail’ equals ‘too eager to borrow’
Posted: August 01, 2014

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.”

Thursday 07/31/2014
COLUMN: The most interesting guy in Rome?
Posted: July 31, 2014

Rome is full of characters.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Mother Goose and chicks visit home nest
Posted: July 29, 2014

When you write a newspaper column, it is advisable to read as much as you can. This week my reading included “Mother Goose.”

Monday 07/28/2014
GUEST COLUMN: They both sat on the curb and cried
Posted: July 28, 2014

“W HY ARE YOUR CRYING?” the elderly man said to a little kid who was sitting on the curb weeping.

GUEST COLUMN: Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Part 2
Posted: July 28, 2014

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.

Friday 07/25/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Bring back local American seafood
Posted: July 25, 2014

The United States should be a very fishy country.

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