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Planned spontaneity

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Sometimes it pays not to have a plan when you leave town. Flexibility, spontaneity, surprises abound if you’re not locked into coordinating with someone else’s plans. Air travel is the essence of inflexibility, driving is almost the opposite.

My husband Dave is a chemical engineer by training and happy to have rules, dependable time tables, reliable schedules. To a degree, we are diametrical opposites. I’m less bound by the clock, and he’s learned not to count on an early getaway for a road trip. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of November 1

Betsy Tyler's picture

DAPC and WASA meet tonight, Council meets Thursday, seeking volunteers for Commissions & Authorities, the importance of shopping locally, and all the jewelry you might want this weeked at Kedron Fieldhouse. Read More»

Vote or shut up

David Epps's picture

I have done my civic duty. I have voted in Tuesday’s election even though it is not yet Tuesday. I will be on a plane much of Tuesday so, thanks to absentee balloting, I have done my small but necessary part in the democratic process. Read More»

Magic elixir of life

Rick Ryckeley's picture

I really never gave it much thought: Growing old, that is. Figured I didn’t have to. The way I saw it, I only had two options: Grow older or die.

If I died – well, I wouldn’t be worrying about getting older, now would I? And the longer I lived, the more obvious it became that I would eventually become old.

Since I didn’t die – a fact The Wife is very happy about – I’m faced with a conundrum: Why then are some people happy no matter how old they get and others are just downright miserable? What magic makes people happy and keeps them vibrant? Read More»

Prejudice, judgment and the myth of tolerance

Greg Moffatt's picture

The electoral season has pushed issues like the ground-zero mosque, homosexuality, the race of our president, liberalism, and conservativism to the front lines of daily news. For those on the right end of the political spectrum, the president’s race has nothing to do with their dislike of his policies and they resent being told they are racists when they exercise their right to dissent. Read More»

Government goes on a diet in UK; can we?

Cal Thomas's picture

Thirty-six years ago when he first ran for Congress, Lake Jackson, Texas obstetrician Ron Paul rented billboards depicting a seriously obese Uncle Sam with the caption: “Put Big Government on a Diet.”

Most Americans, with the possible exception of those addicted to government benefits, would probably be happy to return to the 1975 federal debt level of a paltry $84 billion. Today, the national debt is $13 trillion and rising. Read More»

The case for conservatism

Lance McMillian's picture

Conservatism recognizes the limits of human ability. Each of us is flawed in our own unique way. My shortcomings mean that I should not rule over you; your shortcomings mean that you should not rule over me. Still, some civil order is necessary to keep the peace. Left to our own devices, we would devour one another in a world without government. Read More»

Corps of Engineers issues bypass permit, so lawsuit will be filed

Dennis Chase's picture

This week the West Fayetteville Bypass issue has arrived at a significant turning point. Fayette County has obtained a permit under Clean Water Act (CWA) for the road project. Therefore, the West Fayetteville Bypass Coalition has initiated the first steps within the federal court system to stop the project as planned. Read More»

Our mail delivers happiness

Ronda Rich's picture

When I had the privilege of delivering a keynote address to the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) in Anchorage, Alaska, I spoke on the joy that comes in the form of a card or letter.

Oh, I’ve had my share of aggravations with packages that are lost, and once it took a first class letter six weeks to travel 40 miles, but the smiles have been more plentiful than the troubles. It is a wonderful thing that every American is given the right to receive mail delivered right to our door. Read More»

Real men love their wives, and they say it

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

New neighbors moved in across the street from this couple, and the wife started watching these newcomers. Every evening she looked out the window and noticed the husband come home after work. She couldn’t miss the fact that nearly every night, this man would bring home flowers or a little gift for his lady.

She’d run greet him as he got out of the car, and he’d hand her a gift. They’d kiss and hug and then walk in the house and close the door behind them. Read More»

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