By Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio
By Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio
It takes a lot of time to be the proper Southerner, the kind respected for thoughtfulness and kindness. In fact, it takes so much time that it’s looking like I may have to give up my job, just to act like Mama raised me and Daddy expected me to do.
One year ago, two life-size bronze cast busts were placed at the Founders Corner in front of the original Peachtree City’s original City Hall.
Two amazing things happened at our house Tuesday morning, and oddly, both concerned space travel. For those out there in reader land, the first will interest the science geek in all of you. And what of the second incident?
A new flag controversy has captured the attention of some in the media and on social media. The new controversy is not about the Confederate flag or the rainbow flag, although those two symbols have their own proponents and detractors.
Eleven days ago, I had the privilege of running the 46th Peachtree Road Race and my first since 2012. Family commitments took me out of state for two years, so I was excited to return to the world’s largest 10K that boasts 60,000 runners.
There are moments when you think something is going to happen, but when it does, you’re still not quite ready for it. It hits you like a kick-in the gut — a sharp pain at first, and then a lingering ache.
For the rare and dwindling lot of you who know a bit about and still revere the origins of our country, there is a new book you should read: “The Quartet” by Joseph J. Ellis. Thanks to Wayne Franz for drawing my attention to this excellent book.
In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it.
When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same age and size as I but more timid and less secure. Depending on the day, we were either best of friends or the worst of enemies.
The question before us is this: Can Fayette County legally hold a special election confined to District 5?
As the Atlanta Braves baseball team have been advertising this year, it’s been 50 years since they moved here.
Sometimes I forget just how fragile life is. Over the years I have known people who are here one day — strong, vital, and healthy — and the next day they are gone.
So how do you thank the person who saved your life? Guess if you were a singer you’d sing a song about them. I’m not a singer.
If you were well off, you’d reward them with money and shower them with gifts. I’m far from being well off. I’m just a simple writer.
Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible
A parable of Jesus ... unfair?
Dear Father Paul: Would you please explain the parable Jesus gives in Matthew 20:1-16. Jesus seems unfair. — Connie.