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We of the baby boom generation have our conceits, and one of our boldest is that we cornered the market on anthemic songs about global issues that really matter.
I have a confession to make: I like to read.
As the 2013 election cycle — the so-called mid-term election — kicks into full swing, local, state and national candidates have begun to formulate and release to the public plans of attack that they hope will propel them into office.
I experienced a sense of deja vu last weekend with the announcement of the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder/manslaughter trial.
I laugh at people like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (not to his face, of course), the beardy guy on “Duck Dynasty,” Honey Boo Boo and about half of the singers whose songs sit at the top of the country music charts these days.
I shed a tear for a horse ...
I laughed first when I read the story last week about the parents in Encinitas, Calif., who would not let their kids participate in physical education classes in which yoga was being taught. The reason? Teachers in the community just north of San Diego are trying to force an Eastern RELIGION on their kids, some parents claimed. Right.
We're all, I believe, guilty of lamenting the loss of local-owned and -operated businesses after the fact.
Who knew it would be a 60-something white woman from the South who would get a large segment of this country — many who’d never considered it before — talking openly about race?
Entertainment Weekly, the magazine that purports to have its pointer and middle finger firmly planted on the pulse of the entertainment biz, created a stir this week when it released its all-time Top 100 movies, TV shows and albums.
We live in the richest nation in the world, probably in the Top 5 all-time, and there are opportunities here for any person — yes, any person, or at least any person willing to get off his or her couch and work — to achieve well beyond any doubter’s expectations.
While an Albany group’s plans to build a Paula Deen Museum are no doubt low priority for the celebrity chef today as she goes into damage-control mode to try and keep her considerable empire from crumbling around her, the museum idea that generated so much excitement in this community has taken a damaging, if not mortal, hit.
Already late for another meeting — that's one thing you learn when you deal with government in any capacity: there's always another meeting — I left last Friday's joint Dougherty Finance Committee/Library Board gathering intent on making up time.
As the Dougherty County Commission prepares to make a for-now final decision Monday on its Library Board's request to provide funds to re-open one of two library branches closed a half-year ago because the system couldn't afford to keep five branches open, commissioners should keep one thing in mind.
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