Living Columnists


RICH: Hollywood gets the South wrong — again

Watching some movies set in Georgia, you’d think a screen writer has never visited the South.

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JENKINS: Four ignorant things people say about free speech

Whether you’re Louis Farrakhan or the KKK or the New Black Panthers or Westboro Baptist Church — or even Donald Trump — you have the right to say what you want. And so do I.

McLEOD: Lose the drama, take the coaching

Changing yourself is a tough process; your ego wants to save you from all that work. The problem is, your ego doesn’t always know what’s best for you.

JENKINS: Agency bans violent, 'micro-aggressive' sports movies

The U.S. Department of Entertainment, formerly known as the Federal Communications Commission, today announced a ban on inspirational sports-themed films.

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McLEOD: How to persuade and engage in an ADD world

Persuading people doesn’t mean manipulating them. It means bringing your most creative best thinking self to the table. If you care about your cause, your message, or your product, think about your audience.

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JENKINS: A message from your U.S. Department of Religion

A message from your U.S. Department of Religion

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McLEOD: How to make better decisions under stress

A critical decision is one that shapes your future, things that effect your career, your relationships, and your reputation.

RICH: Sticking together 150 years later

Sticking together 150 years later

RICH: The yarns of life

Something the other day took me back to a time, many years ago, when I followed the tight, winding roads of the mountains to present myself at the door of my maternal grandmother’s house.

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JENKINS: Thinking about getting a tattoo? Don’t do it

Let me make this clear right up front: I don’t hate people who have tattoos. I don’t despise them or look down on them or think less of them just because they have tattoos. One of the people I love most in the world has several tattoos, souvenirs from his time in the U.S. Army.

McLEOD: Five steps for creating a Noble Purpose organization

When our firm first introduced Noble Purpose, we had a concept, but we weren’t very systematic in our methodology. It was more hit or miss, getting buy in where we could and figuring things out along the way with our clients.

JENKINS: Four men’s ‘fashions’ that don’t look good on any man

The key is to men’s fashion is to think about what you would wear if you were 17 — and then put on anything else.

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RICH: There’s something about having a pick-up truck

In the South, having a truck is akin to being free.

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McLEOD: The big problem with optimists

Being an optimist doesn’t mean ignoring the facts; it means holding onto your enthusiasm in the face of them.

RICH: A father to remember

It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.