Thankful in a tough year
Why do so many things have to be so complicated?
As much as I enjoy celebrating Halloween as an adult — and it is most definitely an adult holiday now — it’s the Halloween of my childhood I found myself missing this October.
Donnie Ikpa is the president of the Atlanta chapter of Udi-Ezeagu, a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide free health care in two counties in his native Nigeria. He is also the chairman of the national fundraising committee.
I can’t figure out if the Republicans are doing this because they really believe Obamacare is going to herald the end of the republic — or because they’re afraid it might work.
Congress shouldn’t forget the poor in trying to clean up fraud
Wishing my mother a very happy birthday
I have lots of questions about Syria
We can’t get away from weird names.
The King might be glad he’s gone
What do college kids need with upscale dorm furnishings?
Help honor a teen who passed away from a brain tumor by helping another child who is fighting one.
People get carried away with doomsday scenarios.
George Zimmerman is probably guilty of something — but not murder, at least according to a Florida jury.
Rain, rain ... stick around. Rain seems to be the dominant force in weather around here these days.. The water that falls from the sky has gotten to be such a common occurrence that I'm confused when I look up and see blue sky or the sun -- for the few
I spend a lot of time complaining about the state of our society. But today, I'd like to point out something that I think people nowadays do right.
So the other day I was watching television, and I saw an ad for a show I never would've guessed was needed or existed: "Beverly Hills Pawn."
Becky, It's been 17 years since we sat on the front porch and talked that night. It was a college graduation party, in Atlanta in a neighborhood behind the Majestic diner. It was probably 2 a.m.
It's dawn, June 6, 1944. You're a U.S. soldier bouncing across the English Channel in a Higgins boat, your stomach in your throat from seasickness and your heart about to explode in your chest.
Kick 'em all out.. I'm talking about the latest group of sinners in baseball. If it turns out that A-Rod, et al., were using performance enhancing drugs then strip them of their records, kick them out of the sport, and if they committed crimes, put
As I've told you before, perhaps verbatim, I love a good conspiracy theory. Ditto a good ghost story, monster yarn and tales of the unexplained. I guess they appeal to my imagination, which has always been a blessing and curse.
I don't make a habit of responding to other columns in this paper, but I would like to add something to one that appeared Thursday by Esther Cepeda.. The headline was "Hang-ups with official languages," and concerned her belief that English will continue
The older I get the more I become convinced Orwell had a time machine.
We're raising a generation of narcissists and socipathic criminals.
We've all heard a story of someone with a ridiculous name.
No good deed goes unpunished. All I wanted to do was give the dude his phone back.. Tuesday evening I found a newer BlackBerry in a gas station parking lot. My first thought was to leave it with the attendant, but I quickly brushed that idea aside, thinking that a
As disturbing as the week's events have been, the most horrifying thing I've seen is not the bombings or the ricin letters or the fertilizer plant explosion.
I was leaving my doctor's office the other day when a cancer patient got on the elevator with me.
I had a test recently to determine how much of my hearing I've lost due to this tumor in my head. I have a noticeable difference between my right and left ears when I talk on a phone now, so the doctors wanted to see how
I don't know why I bet on the tournament.
Wishing a happy birthday to my dad.
I would've tried to save her. I would've gotten fired and maybe sued, but I would've tried anyway.
I am a fan of "Duck Dynasty," and that's saying a lot because I tend to steer far away from so-called reality shows.
Next pope should clean house. The latest revelation by a European newspaper that Pope Benedict XVI may have chosen to resign after finding out about a possible blackmail scandal is further proof that the Catholic church needs a fresh face for a leader.. I am not Catholic, so in the
Reaction to fugitive's death somewhat stunning.
At least some who are arming themselves are getting training, too.
Nearly 180 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. I'm not sure I'm going to be one of them.
I don't want to see snow and ice today.
Sports journalists dropped the ball on Manti Te'o fake girlfriend story. I can't begin to imagine where the path of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend story is going to lead, but I really hope it leads to the truth. But can we be sure it will?. Apparently, the website Deadspin.com
Stupid is as stupid does and it does a lot. The Mayans may have been right after all. Perhaps they were just a little off on the date, because surely the human race has become too stupid to continue.. How so? Let's start at the headquarters for stupid, Washington D.C
Direct-pay doc an idea whose time has come. I spend a lot of time in doctors' offices, more in the past year than in my whole previous lifetime, thanks to a list of unforeseen health problems for both myself and my wife. All that time smelling disinfectant and reading
A little Christmas satisfaction. I'm sure by now we've all had our fill of misery for 2012, so let me end your year with a funny story.. Here's what you need to know before we get started:. 1) My wife loves to mess with me, whether it's practical jokes or
This is a time of year when people like to wrap things up, to summarize things with lists. It's also a time when people like to eat good food.. I like to eat good food pretty much all the time, and
Don't forget day of infamy, or the people who faced it in 1941. We were talking the other day in the newsroom about World War II veterans.. The Daily Post was running a front-page story the next day about Jim Starnes and Dutch Van Kirk and their visit to
Richt is my coach, no matter what. Well, here we go again.. My beloved Georgia Bulldogs lost the early-season Big One again, and in ugly fashion. They slipped out to sea, their SEC and BCS championship hopes "distant ship's smoke on the horizon," as the song says.. Then
Thanksgiving has a whole new meaning for me.
Lax behavior by intelligence community a concern.
I've been trying to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on political columns, but I guess a presidential election is a good enough reason to lift it temporarily.
I have been watching a lot of horror movies the past month leading up to Halloween -- so many that I'm kind of glad that October is over, so I can give my brain and nerves a rest.
Mankind owes thanks to grandmas. You probably already believe your grandmother is pretty important. But did you know just how important?. According to a British scientific study published this week, it's because of your nana's love that the human race thrived and our lifespans increased.