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King: Root of gun violence can be found in human brain

Last week, NPR announced that a bullet had been successfully fired from a plastic gun. The big news is this: The gun came from a 3-D printer. So much for gun control, for background checks and any other measure to reduce the number of easily available handguns in the nation.

May 14, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Our world is facing traumatic stress

Almost everyone knows what post-traumatic stress disorder is. Just to be clear: PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur when an individual under goes a sudden trauma.

April 30, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Preserving views for others we can’t see on our own

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.

April 16, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Defining the nature of our reality

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.

April 02, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: ‘Policy’ turns us against each other

Our culture is making us sick.

March 19, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Nuke recycling plan is a disaster

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.

March 05, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: It's time for an honest look at death

"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be around when it happens." - Woody Allen

February 19, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: How should a society raise its children?

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.

February 05, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: To remain civilized, we must talk to each other

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!

January 22, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: To find answers, first ask the right questions

During an interview on NPR, a UUC minister said of many Christians, "They keep giving me answers to questions I never asked."

January 08, 2013 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: This Christmas, give the gift of ourselves to Mother Earth

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."

December 25, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Movies take us to new realities

Cinema is the leading art form of this era. Nothing matches today's movies for size, reach, and verisimilitude.

December 11, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Power company always gets its way

The Times: March 31. "Ga. Power files request to drop fuel rates"

November 27, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Time to heal the earth’s fever

The election has come and gone. Nothing has changed. Same president, Barack Obama. Same U.S. House, Republican. Same Senate, Democratic.

November 13, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Tuesday's winner will be president for all

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?

October 30, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


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King: Vehicle’s warning ‘ding’ is more irritant than safety aid

When it came time to buy a new car (a new used car, in this family), I had very few stipulations: good fuel economy and enough clearance to get up our long mountain driveway. I didn't care about the color, and the fewer bells and whistles the better.

August 12, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


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