I happened upon Kevin Costner’s underappreciated “For Love of the Game” over the weekend, and while it was never in contention to win any Academy Awards, there was one scene in particular that grabbed my attention.
The first time I visited the woman who would become my wife, she proudly introduced me to her two cats. I quickly told her I wasn’t a cat person. “You’ll adjust,” she said. I should have known right then this woman saw things most normal folks didn’t.
The more they talked, the more enthusiastic the three young men became. It was an enthusiasm that was contagious.
The time has come for some local politicians to stop perpetually running for office and do the job they were elected to do.
Dear Hollywood (and points north): A few facts about the people of the rural South that you obviously are not aware of:
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Overheard by a fly on the wall in Phil Gingrey’s Marietta office: “Nurse, call Dr. JuJu’s office and have them deliver a fresh batch of leeches, stat. I have a patient here that’s going to need a good blood-letting.” Just shows that when you get around crazy, you should expect crazy.
I was waiting recently for a couple of the rogues who are among the few who don’t mind being seen with me in public at one of our favorite fine dining establishments — we refer to it alternately as Chez BK (imagine that being written in large, swirly letters) and the BK Lounge, although there are some of the less cultured who call it Burger King — when a lady walked up and asked if I had “something to give her.”
One of my favorite lines by late comedian Richard Pryor: "I go down to the courthouse looking for justice, and that's what I see: Just us."
For people who think the United States’ flawed two-party system of electing its president will remain intact through the 2016 election — and for those who thought the 2012 campaign was wa-a-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y too long — a sobering note....
A few leftover thoughts from 2012 as we dive headlong into 2013....
As I slowly recovered from the shock of the tragic events that unfolded in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, I watched/read/listened with growing disbelief to the reaction of many Americans to the shooting of 20 children and six school officials at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I don't mean this as an insult, but there's almost always been something slightly off about Albany.
Since we made it through doomsday — stupid Mayans! — it’s now officially time to start looking ahead to a new year.
As the end of another year approaches — and, yes, it does seem that we were just “auld lang syning” 2012 in — it’s almost time for all the “best-of” lists commemorating the past 365 days.
- Fredericksburg makes you feel at home
- Triumph can turn to tragedy
- Majesty of Albany Theatre endures 26 comments
- CHAMPS camp helps kids with daily issues
- Not it when it comes to ‘not it’
- Births 19 May 2013 1 comment
- Keep kids healthy over the summer
- More Summer Camps
- Albany preparing for SB&T Bike Race
- Virus a chronic threat to tomatoes
- Phipps excellent choice for chief
- Thumbs Up - May 20, 2013
- Battle over Phoebe North stalling growth 4 comments
- Education makes difference in life 2 comments
- DCSS showing signs of progress 7 comments
- IRS profiled Tea Party, conservatives 12 comments
- Thumbs Up! - May 13, 2013
- The numbers are in for America’s moms
- Hot cars are no place for children
- Paula Deen museum cooks up exciting possibilities 16 comments