My husband and I are part owners of family property. Since we are the only family members living in Georgia, the cellphone people came to us when they began looking for a new tower location in this area.
I always read the Rev. Billy Graham's column when it appears in the paper. He is about as fundamentalist as they come, but I find I often agree with him, if I translate his statements from his simple one-dimensional language to something deeper and more universal.
Our culture is making us sick. No, this is not another rant about toxins in our food, pathogens in the water or cancer-causing radiation in the environment. I'm talking about our social behavior. It's dysfunctional, and it's making us ill. The other day I was pushing my grocery cart toward the check out line when a man moved in front of me. He had been standing in the adjacent lane and got tired of waiting. ...
If you want to reduce government spending, you have to know where the money goes and why. I'm not an economist, but I am a nuke watcher. I'm on the board of Nuclear Watch South and linked with other nuclear watch groups around the country.
"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be around when it happens." - Woody Allen
I'm rereading Aldus Huxley's "Brave New World." It was published the year I was born and is considered to be one of the best novels of the 20th century.
If our nation is really in trouble, if it's really "going to hell in a hand-basket" as some say, it isn't the fault of any other nation, or of a global organization like al-Qaida. It isn't the fault of President Barack Obama, or the media, immigrants, terrorists or Islam. It's the fault of the American people, you and me!
During an interview on NPR, a UUC minister said of many Christians, "They keep giving me answers to questions I never asked."
My column appears every other Tuesday. The last time it fell on Christmas Day was 2001. The headline was, "Gift of a child is the reason for Christmas."
Cinema is the leading art form of this era. Nothing matches today's movies for size, reach, and verisimilitude.
The Times: March 31. "Ga. Power files request to drop fuel rates" The Times: Nov. 3. "Ga. Power bills to rise starting in January." What happened? According to Georgia Power, lower natural gas prices made it possible to decrease residential customer's bill by about $8 a month. In March, it asked the Public Service Commission for permission to do so. But the Southern Co. and Georgia Power, its subsidiary, had already contracted to build two ...
The election has come and gone. Nothing has changed. Same president, Barack Obama. Same U.S. House, Republican. Same Senate, Democratic.
One week before the election! Next Tuesday, you go to the polls and cast your vote, but ... alas, your guy loses. What are you going to do, leave the country?
My father was an electrical engineer. He considered himself a scientist. Born Nov. 4, 1899, he was a lifelong employee of Bell Laboratories. On more than one occasion he told me, "If I live to be a hundred, my life will span three centuries."
Quick! In five words tell me. What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans? "More government vs less government." Now, in 10 words tell me what government means in a democracy. Think Abraham Lincoln. "... Of the people, by the people, and for the people." Democracy is defined not by how much or how little government a nation has but by who elects the government and how the government serves its people. Who elects our government? ...
As of this writing, six world powers have reached an agreement with Iran that would prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons.
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