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It was a beautiful Tuesday morning. I remember how blue the sky was as I made my way to our local college to begin another day with my Adult Education students.

Two weeks ago in this space, I asked readers to help find some new faces to lead the presidential tickets in the 2024 election. “We need a fresh start,” I wrote. I expressed concern that a couple of elderly guys, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, are the current front-runners for 2024. I suggested that the leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties find candidates who are focused on the future, rather than deciding whether they should buy green bananas.

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, are so fresh in my mind. It’s hard to believe that today’s high school seniors were not even born when terrorists took so many lives, and changed our world forever.

The college football season has started. Everybody has their favorite team. Some teams always seem to be in the top rankings. They have the best coaches.

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There are many tales of warriors and chiefs and conjurers whose “distant footsteps echo through the corridors of time” in the words of one great poet.

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On Aug. 25, 1969, my mother, father and I drove down 41 North into the little town of Calhoun, Georgia to begin my new life centered around a career in education.

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The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee will hold its annual Green Corn Native American Festival and Pow Wow at the Tri State Exhibition Center in Cleveland Tennessee, Aug. 27, 28 and 29.

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2021 has seen me pass 27 years of service to UGA Extension. The first 11-plus years of my career, I served in the role of 4-H coordinator in Bartow County.

It happened in a doctor’s office. It was during one of those awkward moments, when a medical assistant and I were awaiting the arrival of a doctor. We were running out of small talk about the weather, COVID, and lunch plans.

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The pandemic of the 21 st century started in 2019 and escalated to the point that it was a major threat to the world. So many of us stayed at home. We didn’t go out anywhere, see family or friends.

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“A man of honor has no need of the law; his sense of honor will govern him better than the law ever could. But law is needed for the good of society because there are so few honorable men.”

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