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An extra eight minutes

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Last week I had a 3:10 doctor’s appointment, which in and of itself is not unusual, but what happened when I arrived has never happened before and probably never will again.

Before I even finished signing in at the desk, the nurse immediately asked for me to come back. After a quick glance at the clock, I announced, “My appointment was for 3:10, it’s only 3:02. I now have eight minutes back in my life.”

As the nice nurse showed me to a room, she patted my shoulder and said, “I’m sure you can find something to do with the time.” Read More»

The curfew

David Epps's picture

When I started driving at the age of 16, my father imposed a curfew. On date nights, that curfew began at 10 p.m. and was later extended to 11 p.m. Only once was the curfew ever extended beyond the 11 p.m. deadline and that was for prom night. Failure to abide by the curfew would result in the loss of the car and suspension of driving privileges.

Like most teenagers, I fussed, fumed, argued, and whined. “Everybody else gets to stay out later,” I proclaimed. “It’s not fair!” I argued. All to no avail. The curfew was as firm as concrete. Read More»

Mimi’s has reopened; look for her

Terry Garlock's picture

Tucked away near the inside corner of an L-shaped strip of businesses, almost as if trying to hide, 50 yards west of the railroad tracks crossing Kelly Drive and barely east of Dividend Drive, Mimi’s has re-opened in a most unlikely place for a restaurant.

You may think a restaurant is just a place to eat but for many of us in Peachtree City Mimi’s is more than that. We are glad her down-time is over, relocation to the off-beaten path at 303 Kelly Drive now complete. Read More»

All hail Emperor Obama

Cal Thomas's picture

“This notion I can somehow just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively, but fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there’s been great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true.” — Barack Obama, September 2011 Read More»

Helping others by praying

Ronda Rich's picture

It’s just funny, I guess, the way I get caught up in the lives of other people, folks I don’t even know. Yet I share their sorrow or rejoice with their successes. And they feel like friends, though most of them I have never met and suppose I never will.

A woman sent me an email the other day. I didn’t recognize her name at all. The message was simple, “Thank you for helping my aunt during this sad time since she lost my uncle.” Read More»

Saying goodbye to my dad, my hero

Kent Kingsley's picture

Running for office is an all-consuming job. That was put into perspective for me recently when my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. For me, family trumps everything; and reprioritizing my schedule to spend time with him during his last six weeks was a blessing I could not miss at any cost.

My dad lost his battle [June 16] and has gone on to be with my mom in heaven. I would like to take a brief break from politics and share some life lessons that I learned from my dad. Read More»

Helping others by praying

Ronda Rich's picture

It’s just funny, I guess, the way I get caught up in the lives of other people, folks I don’t even know. Yet I share their sorrow or rejoice with their successes. And they feel like friends, though most of them I have never met and suppose I never will.

A woman sent me an email the other day. I didn’t recognize her name at all. The message was simple, “Thank you for helping my aunt during this sad time since she lost my uncle.” Read More»

Some (more) thoughts on marriage

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

I share with you the following article by Pastor Steve Shipman from a recent Lutheran publication.

“Recently the President of the United States announced that his views on gay marriage have ‘evolved.’ Now he believes that ‘same-sex couples should be able to get married.’ Mr. Obama claimed that his change of view was due in part from ‘prodding by friends who are gay and by conversations with his wife and daughters.’ Read More»

Apologies and travel

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Today I come to you with apologies in hand, for both my colleagues and my readers. Before we went out of town, I thought I’d get a few columns ahead by alternating “oldies” and new pieces from the road.

That didn’t work, of course, and by the time I realized that I had to put fingers to keyboard or at least call Mike-my-editor with apologies, I couldn’t even get up the gumption to explain. Read More»

The most effective teacher is at home

Greg Moffatt's picture

In 1954, Robert Holmes was only 13 years old when his mother took him to a local swimming pool in Edison, New Jersey.  As a black boy in a segregated world, attendants refused him entry and called the police.  His mother stood firm.  She looked at her young teen and said, “Son, climb under the turnstile.”  Holmes later said he was more afraid of his mother than the police, so he obeyed her and climbed under. Read More»

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