Rob Jenkins


JENKINS: Finding balance doesn’t necessarily require a circus act

Life, Darwin noted, involves constant struggle. Indeed, one of the great paradoxes of existence is that life is always seeking and striving for balance — and yet if perfect balance were ever achieved, life would cease to exist, or at least cease to be meaningful.

JENKINS: New college football playoff is an awesome first step

Thanks, college football powers-that-be, for the new and improved football playoff experience. Now please don’t hesitate to take the next step.

JENKINS: Tis better to brave the mall, especially if you like Cinnabons

Each year, after Christmas, I like to take a few moments to evaluate my gift-giving experience — and, even more importantly, my gift-receiving experience.

JENKINS: Stupid things I have said, 2014 edition

Welcome to another edition of “Stupid things I have said.” Once again, I find myself severely limited in terms of space, but if you want to read every one of the stupid things I said over the past year, you can find all my columns online in the Gwinnett Daily Post archives.

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JENKINS: What your wife really wants, Part 2

Last week, in the first installment of this two-part series aimed at married guys, I talked about three things any good wife wants.

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JENKINS: What your wife really wants, Part 1

A couple of months ago, I wrote a pair of columns aimed at married women about “what your husband really wants.” This time around, in the interests of fairness, balance, and gender equity, I’d like to address the husbands.

JENKINS: False media portrayals fan flames of social unrest

What happens to a free society when those charged with uncovering truth decide instead that advancing a cause, however dubious, is more important?

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JENKINS: Why isn’t UGA football better than it is?

The problem for Georgia fans is that they have a good football program, maybe even a very good football program. It’s just not an elite football program, one that competes regularly for national championships. Whatever the reason, the Dawgs can’t seem to get over that hump.

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JENKINS: Everything I need to know, I learned from reading Louis L'Amour

Seriously, guys, do we really need a Public Service Announcement featuring NFL players to teach us not to hit women?

JENKINS: What your husband really wants, Part 2

Last week, specifically addressing married women, I wrote about three things your husband wants from your relationship — assuming he’s a decent guy. Here are four more.

JENKINS: What your husband really wants, Part 1

Assuming your guy is a keeper, there are certain things he wants from a relationship that you probably ought to be aware of — and some of them might surprise you.

JENKINS: Is anybody really surprised by another athletic scandal?

When I hear the talking heads profess shock and dismay over the latest athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina, I have to wonder if their angst is manufactured.

JENKINS: ‘The Devil’s Dictionary,’ Election 2014 edition

Between 1904 and 1912, newspaperman Ambrose Bierce penned a series of columns for the Hearst newspapers offering his satirical definitions of everyday terms, which he later compiled into a single volume under the title “The Devil’s Dictionary.”

JENKINS: Holding my nose and pulling the lever for Grandpa’s Old Peeps

Like most Georgians — heck, most Americans — I currently suffer from EFS: Election Fatigue Syndrome. Symptoms include an aversion to telephones and a growing conviction that everything politicians say is a lie.

JENKINS: Young parents, these really are the best years

Don’t wish your life away, and your kids’ lives away, waiting for them to grow up. Trust me, they will, and all too soon.