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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


King: A second dark age is upon us

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."

October 16, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Don’t just judge government on its quantity; quality counts, too

Quick! In five words tell me. What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans?

October 02, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Truth is a victim in campaigns

Both the Republican and Democratic conventions are behind us now. The two parties have chosen their gladiators, and for the next seven weeks they will battle it out. They'll do whatever they can to win the Presidency. I'm afriaid things are going to get ugly

September 18, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Treating Earth as a living being

I'll be 80 this month. At this age I can look back and pinpoint the various times when scientific theories moved from speculation to established fact. For example, I was in the anthropology department at Georgia State when plate tectonics was formally accepted by the world's leading geophysicists.

September 04, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Earth should be our No. 1 issue, priority

What are your core values? You're going to be asked this a lot as we approach Election Day. Think carefully before you answer. What motivates you? What do you hold dear? What institutions or beliefs are basic to your life and well being?

August 21, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Seek answers, not vengeance, after acts of senseless violence

There are times when I want to cry. Not just shed a few tears but seclude myself in some quite place and sob for hours.

August 07, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Political campaigns play with our brains

Have you watched any political ads recently? Most of us have, even people like me who don't have TV. They're hard to escape, but when you ask someone if he or she is influenced by what they see, they say no.

July 24, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists


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King: Pilgrims seek spiritual fire

The Public Service Commission meets today for a semiannual review. I'll be there. I'm anxious to see what the commissioners have to say about cost overruns at Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power's nuclear facility near Waynesboro.

December 16, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


King: Missouri ruling reveals our own biases

I spent a good bit of last week trying to pull together a column on the riots in Ferguson, Mo.

December 02, 2014 | Joan King | Community columnists


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