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They say how glorious Heaven is going to be, streets paved with pure gold, and walls of Jasper adorned with precious stones are just a few things that will be pleasing to our earthly eyes. Spiritual … more
It may seem completely unrelatable for most of the younger crowd, but way back in the day, there was a popular TV commercial that claimed Chiffon margarine was so good and buttery, it could even fool … more
Let’s face it. We’re a blessed people. Not only do we have the oldest state-chartered university in the nation with two recent National Football Championships and 27 Rhodes Scholars (but who’s … more
In 1973, I was convinced by two friends from college that the three of us needed to have a deeper and more personal understanding of what our homeland was all about. It is a big country, after all, … more

My boss and mentor at Southern Bell, Jasper Dorsey, taught me a lot about the business world. He also taught me a lot about the world beyond business. One of his precepts was that we have an … more
Writing this article for The Blade touches my heart in many ways. Mrs. Mae Vann was my Sunday School teacher in the high school class at the Swainsboro First Methodist Church. She gave me the faith … more
There is a lot going on at my alma mater, the University of Georgia. Not all the news has been good. There was the tragedy last year when an athletic department staffer and a member of the football … more
Each year I remember and cherish the beauty, joy, love, and hope of Easter Sundays. Baskets, hunting eggs, decorating hard- boiled eggs, a new spring dress made by my grandmother and shoes to match … more
I saw a program a couple of days ago about a study that had compiled statistics to determine who the happiest and unhappiest people were in this world today. My first reaction was to wonder why … more

I always heard that if you want to write, you should write about something you know. Sounds reasonable. My knowledge, as many would agree, is somewhat limited, but I did spend a good deal of my time … more
We came as total strangers. Local folks had no idea of our background, education, or financial status. They went out of their way to welcome us to town. The “money pit” we had purchased at … more
They say how glorious Heaven is going to be, streets paved with pure gold, and walls of Jasper adorned with precious stones are just a few things that will be pleasing to our earthly eyes. Spiritual … more
Between the time I write this and you read this, conditions can change. Particularly in politics. But as of this writing, there seems to be little doubt that an Alabama mining company will get … more
My fellow Americans! (Yea! Clap! Clap!) My fellow Georgians! (Yeah! Yeah!) And my loyal readers without whom I would have to go get a real job! (Laughter and applause!) I come before you today to … more

In a little over seven months, this country will select one candidate in the Presidential election to serve as the leader of this nation for the next four years. There are many questions to answer … more
My family were members of the First Methodist Church. My Grandfather frequently would be called onto pray and he would immediately drop to his knees and pray he did. It was a prayer from the heart of … more
If you want to get a pretty accurate picture of what’s going on in this part of Georgia, there’s nothing better than the pages of a local newspaper. I know Facebook and all the other social media … more
Atlanta has been my city of pride and love in previous columns. Now I will go southeast to another city of my heart. When I was in the sixth grade, I was issued a small textbook with a blue cover and … more
I get a number of suggestions from readers regarding topics for a column. For that, I am grateful. I also get suggestions from some readers about what I can do with the column and where I can go … more

Today, dear readers, let us turn our attention to some serious monkey business currently taking place in the Great State of Georgia. And, no, I’m not talking about stolen elections and fake … more
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