I once heard a mother say, "To be a parent is to never again know peace of mind." At the time I was childless and I thought she was being melodramatic. Now, with 23 years of parenting behind me, I can certainly see her point.
January 08, 2010|
David Ralston, soon to be new GOP speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, is in a position to ensure that his party keeps control of the House and the governorship this year. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has the Senate in line. That is, unless the leadership really snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, as Republicans have been known to do at all levels.
January 05, 2010|
You can stick a fork in 2009. It is done. I can't say I am sad to see it go except that it puts me one year closer to the ultimate conversation with my Maker, who can't wait to hear my excuses for a life not lived as well as He and I would have liked.
January 02, 2010|
Over the past year we have seen an increase in public sentiment supporting secession as a viable mode of political action in the South, with recent examples in a letter to The Times outlining the constitutional legality of states' rights and in an article about the more public stance of the secession focused Abbeville Institute in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
January 01, 2010|
When I entered middle school, which we called junior high school, I asked my parents if I could begin taking music lessons so I could join the marching band that played at all our football games and parades. They said yes, and retrieved two dusty coated saxophones, one an alto in B flat, the other a C melody. My parents had played in a church band before I was born.
December 24, 2009|
This has not been a happy holiday season for Republicans who hold the reins of power at Georgia's capitol. One after another, embarrassing scandals have thrown a harsh light on the ethical shortcomings of the state's political leaders.
December 23, 2009|