Opinion

The customer is always right

Lunching with an Atlanta girlfriend on a Friday I was asked, “What would you like to drink?” “A Bloody Mary, please.” “I’m sorry, we don’t serve Bloody Mary’s Monday through Friday. We only offer it on the weekend,” the restaurant’s hostess answered. “Excuse me?” “We have stopped offering Bloody Mary’s during the week.” “Wait a…

Twitchers and Dudes

There’s nothing quite as good for curing the blues as a little birdsong. I stepped out onto my screened porch yesterday morning, feeling a little down and out, and was virtually assaulted by the tweeting, trilling, and warbling of a bevy of birds! My heart literally sang. The annoying cloud that had been threatening to…

State Senator Marty Harbin: An activist rather than a conservative?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” – Constitution, First Amendment Senator Harbin has been actively promoting the role of religion in politics since his election awhile back. He does not seem to understand either how this nation was formed during the “Age of Enlightenment” or that…

Secret Agent

I have been playing bridge now for about eight years. When I say “playing,” I really play AT it. It is a very hard game to maneuver. It’s harder than Old Maids. It’s even harder than Go-Fish, which means it’s a pretty hard game to grasp. It was created by a VANDERBILT, for crying out…

Remember Me

As my birthday approached last weekend (one that involved a very large number!), it was only natural to spend time looking back over my past—the good, the bad and the downright silly! I began to wonder which stories my family might remember after I am no longer here to tell them. Which ones might they…

Quislings and Cult Members

In the 1944 Warner Brothers short “Tom Turk and Daffy,” as Porky Pig hunts for a turkey to adorn his Thanksgiving table, Daffy Duck, who has theretofore done the honorable thing and tried to hide the beleaguered Tom, suddenly succumbs to the pig’s bribes of a magnificent meal and reveals his avian friend’s hiding place….

GOP: Suicidal impulses

It is crystal clear why Speaker Ryan is bailing out. The ship is sinking fast. After pulling off the biggest upset in modern political history in 2016, the GOP is now primed to commit political suicide. Oh, how the mighty have fallen, and so quickly. Time Magazine did a survey of registered voters two months before…

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