A handful of friends and I had a significant birthday coming which brought forth a range of emotions from each.
I write about politics and culture, so from time to time I lambaste powers-that-be in Washington, Georgia’s gold dome and NCAA’s headquarters. But this week I dance down memory lane.
My freshman year of college, I went on what has now become known as an “alternative spring break.” Rather than go to the beach with friends, I went to the southwest corner of Virginia to spend a week with an organization called Appalachia Service Project. That week changed my life.
As more people take the COVID-19 vaccines, more activities that were shut down last year are beginning to reopen. That applied to Easter egg hunts this past weekend, made apparent by all the litter and trash that could be found in public parks Monday morning.
This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced last month, and it seems like they were met with a collective shrug. Sure, film nerds like me still keep up with the Oscars, but they’ve been losing their pop culture relevance for at least a decade (some would argue longer). The ratings d…
Dear Abby: I’ve been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request. It was justified. I wasn’t the best husband. I wasn’t abusive, but I was sad and feeling sorry for myself, like now.
There it hung, solemnly, in all its glory on my grandmother’s kitchen wall. It was something to be proud of and each month that she paid a few dollars to the Standard Phone Company, she was, indeed, proud.
Last week the Georgia General Assembly passed major changes to how our elections are managed. The changes were pushed by Republican leaders who said they wanted to restore confidence in the election system. They conveniently ignored the simple fact that any loss in public confidence was due …
In the “pre-COVID” world, the last Sunday in February was always a time when diverse community groups and individuals came together to benefit the Carroll County Soup Kitchen through the Empty Bowls event.
President Joe Biden is so committed to bipartisan cooperation and fact-based governance that he’s launched an ignorant and incendiary attack on the new Georgia voting law.
From the time I got a job in broadcasting, until a year ago, I had a daily routine. I would spend around 10 hours a day at work, and then come home. In spring and summer, I would do yard work for an hour or two, or watch the Atlanta Braves. In the fall and winter, I would watch a little TV, …
Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband for seven years. We are in our 60s. He refuses to make a will. He tells me what he “would” put in his will and asks me if I am OK with his wishes.
Our friendship goes back to high school. We were roommates, straight out of college. We were bridesmaids in each other’s wedding. She knows the worst of me and, usually, finds it funny rather than off-putting.
When I think of immigration in America, the scene from “The Godfather Part II” comes to mind. Young Vito Andolini has escaped assassins in Sicily, sails to America, and stands in line at an immigration station in New York Harbor. The immigration officer reads his documentation incorrectly. T…
A few years ago, I wrote a column about folks who get on our nerves. Like the people who lean in too close to talk after they’ve gulped down a jalapeno burger with extra onions.
The time change got us to talking about birds. At least that’s what the conversation centered around Saturday night at our house before the early Sunday morning time change deadline.
Dear Abby: I have this dilemma. I’m a woman in my 40s with a good job, and I’m told I am a good catch. About six months ago, I moved in with a man I will call Peter. It started as a roommate situation, but then became friends with benefits. We have both agreed we are not a couple.
I tend to be hard on my hands, so Mama gave me a pair of gardening gloves. Although I always try to be thankful when anybody gives me anything, I have to confess, I wasn’t quite sure about those gloves. They were well made from sturdy cotton, to be sure, but they had flowers on them. Pink ones.
Someone posted to social media a photo of one of the first TV dinners, which brought back memories of those long ago days just as I was about to prepare a complete dinner which had been shipped to us in a box.
There is nothing more difficult than to call a mother of a client and tell her that her son is dead because of a heroin overdose. Last year, I had to make two of these phone calls. I will never forget the responses from the mothers.
Dear Abby: My twin sister moved to another state years ago. We always kept in close contact through telephone calls. But since the invention of caller ID, call waiting, cellphones, texting, etc., things have changed.
My cousin, Lynn, and I sat side-by-side every week in Sunday School, in the choir where less than a dozen people sang, and on the second bench on the left side for preaching.