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They got stuff

Rick Ryckeley's picture

This article is for all you Neanderthals out there, and yes, I’m including myself in that group. I’ve made a discovery that may change the future course of history as we know it. The answer to why men and women are different has finally been ... well ... answered.

Men and women are different because they’ve got stuff. And by they I do mean them. Read More»

A cautionary tale

David Epps's picture

I have known for some time that one of the dangers to pastors, priests, social workers, counselors, and caregivers in general, is the failure to set appropriate boundaries. While people need help and while caregivers are usually compassionate, caring people, the lack of inviolate boundaries can result in dire consequences. This, then, is a cautionary tale. The story is true. Read More»

How regional T-SPLOST hurts Fayette, and what to do about it

Don Haddix's picture

This column will expand upon The Citizen, Sept. 13 article. As well it will cover a proposal for dealing with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

I will also be working on a more extended informational report to place on my web space on the Peachtree City website.

Sept. 24 I attended the Transportation Investment Act (HB277) Seminar at Lake Lanier with Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt. It reaffirmed my first column, what I heard at the GDOT meeting earlier and our shared opposition to this bill. There is nothing positive for us in this plan. Read More»

The Republican philosophy

Cal Thomas's picture

All public policy is founded on an underlying philosophy about humanity and the world. Some call it a “world-view,” but whatever it is called, everything government does (or does not do) derives from a philosophical foundation on which it is constructed.

While the usual suspects have criticized the Republican’s “A Pledge to America” document, I find it a refreshing reminder of the founding philosophy that “brought forth on this continent a new nation,” in Lincoln’s words, 234 years ago. Read More»

Amendments on Nov. ballot

Sen. Ronnie Chance's picture

Our state and national constitutions are the foundations upon which our government was established. While the Constitution is a blueprint for how the government is organized, it also defines and protects the rights and liberties of individuals. That’s why the process to change the Constitution was made to be so difficult. Proposed changes must pass both the House and Senate by at least a two-thirds vote. The amendments then go to the people who vote to approve or reject the changes. Read More»

My train ride to New Orleans

Ronda Rich's picture

When the yearning for a weekend trip to New Orleans appeared, much like the late night craving for a bag of potato chips, it took no persuasion to convince Poet to meet me there.

“Name the day and I shall arrive happily,” he declared when the words had barely been released from my lips. “I am, my dear lady, at your beck and call.”

And so, true to his word, the weekend dates I suggested were deemed “perfect” and the plans were put into motion.

“I have a notion,” I said to Poet, “that I shall take the train to New Orleans.” Read More»

The ultimate in recycling

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Two short stories today, both with happy endings.

Alice was the most maternal of our children. She cuddled her dolls, she fed them and scolded them, and grew up to become the most-wanted babysitter in young Peachtree City. All three of the girls babysat, but Alice was the one people asked for when they called.

Dave’s parents traveled a lot – his father was a travel agent – and his mother (Alice’s namesake) picked up dolls she admired because she knew which grandchild would love them.

Soon there were more dolls than Alice could prop up on her bed. Read More»

Vacation rules

Rick Ryckeley's picture

After four days in the North Carolina mountains with The Wife, I came back rested, relaxed, and with an updated list of vacation rules. Yes, dear reader, even vacations have rules. And if you want an enjoyable relaxing time with your better half, print these out and follow them to the letter. You’ll thank me later.

To start, this is not a complete list of rules. To print all of them would take too much space, so I’ve listed the most important ones. Those would be the ones that came up during last week’s trip. Read More»

Criminally annoying

David Epps's picture

Nicole Polizzi, known to the world that I apparently do not occupy as “Snooki” from the MTV show “Jersey Shore,” went to court recently on the charge of being criminally annoying. Can you really do that? People can really be arrested for being annoying? Who knew? How cool!

Back to the issue—Snooki, um ... Ms. Polizzi ... was arrested on July 30 for essentially “disturbing the peace” on a beach somewhere in New Jersey. Without getting into the lurid details, let’s just say that Snooki had a bit too much to drink and made a spectacle of herself. Read More»

The arrogance of power and an April morning

Terry Garlock's picture

Whether you are liberal or conservative, you should be troubled by the increasingly common power grabs in our nation’s capital.

Maybe the framers of the U.S. Constitution were particularly insightful on human nature when they gave limited, enumerated powers to the federal government and reserved all other powers for the people and the states. I think the framers feared the corrupting influence of power, having just fought a war for independence from a king who created taxes and laws at the stroke of a pen that oppressed British subjects in America. Read More»

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