To Loan Is Human; To Forgive Is Divine

Let me begin this post with telling you a story. It must’ve been about 26 years ago around October 1996 when I was a senior at Calhoun High School in my home town of Calhoun, Ga. I had finally rounded my selections to three or four colleges I was considering. I knew I needed copiesContinue reading “To Loan Is Human; To Forgive Is Divine”

Corporal Punishment Is A Solution In Search Of A Problem

Corporal punishment is child abuse. I’m just going to get that out of the way. I don’t care if it’s one swat on a child’s bottom with a paddle or whipping them with a belt. The student has to be publicly shamed at a school for an infraction that the teacher and/or administrator sees necessitatesContinue reading “Corporal Punishment Is A Solution In Search Of A Problem”

We Need To Talk About Michelle Branch

I’ll be honest. I had no idea who Michelle Branch was before she made headlines recently as she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband, Patrick Carney, who is a drummer for The Black Keys. Branch is a singer-songwriter and musician in her own right as she was a member of The Wreckers. But thisContinue reading “We Need To Talk About Michelle Branch”

Cheney’s Loss Is The End Of The Republican Party

Mark your calenders because Aug. 16, 2022 was the day the Republican Party officially died. It may have the same name but it’s no longer the party that many people have remembered. I mean, it’s been going down this long road for a while. If Dwight Eishenhower was part of the Golden Era of theContinue reading “Cheney’s Loss Is The End Of The Republican Party”

Salman Rushdie Attack A Warning Of Christian Nationalism

As of this posting, author Salman Rushdie is reportedly still in critical condition following an attack on Aug. 12 at the Chautauqua Institution. Rushdie was stabbed allegedly by Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, N.J., and has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Matar was just a baby when Rushdie finally starting makingContinue reading “Salman Rushdie Attack A Warning Of Christian Nationalism”

Kansas Abortion Vote Shows A Long Battle Ahead For Both Sides

Nothing in life is certain. Even the old “Death and Taxes” quote Benjamin Franklin coined now doesn’t apply to the wealthy who use tax laws and lobbying to cheat paying taxes. I’m sure conservative lobbyists and politicians in Kansas thought the abortion amendment to the state’s constitution was a sure deal. And to secure theContinue reading “Kansas Abortion Vote Shows A Long Battle Ahead For Both Sides”

Dale Murphy: Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride

Major League Baseball had its Hall of Fame ceremony recently and as usual, Dale Murphy’s name wasn’t on the list of the latest inductees. Murphy, who played 18 seasons, 15 of those for the Atlanta Braves, joins the likes of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens in the long list of “What in the Sam HillContinue reading “Dale Murphy: Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride”

Public Prayer Ruling Is A Solution In Search Of A Lot Of Problems

While overly zealous Christians in America are happy that the case of forner coach Joe Kennedy who was let go from the Bremerton, Wash. school district for a prayer on the 50-yard-line that turned very public, they may have made it harder for their cause. Come the first of August, many football programs will beginContinue reading “Public Prayer Ruling Is A Solution In Search Of A Lot Of Problems”

Women Came Into Their Own In Many Ways In 1990s Movies

Without a doubt as the 1990s came upon people, times were changing. Women were allowed to be sexy instead of sex objects. Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock duked it out in the theaters on who could give off the more “Girl Next Door” vibes. But there was more going around in these movies. Hillary ClintonContinue reading “Women Came Into Their Own In Many Ways In 1990s Movies”

Conservatives May Have Won The Battle But They’ll Likely Lose The War

For a while, we knew this day was coming. But it still came as a surprise to some that the U.S. Supreme Court voted with a 6-3 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. This ruling was announced earlier today and for many states that have been fighting to get abortion banned, it’s going to beContinue reading “Conservatives May Have Won The Battle But They’ll Likely Lose The War”