Millenials, you might like…

First of all, Dear Millennials, let me say how much we love you, appreciate you, respect you, and want to share life with you. I know you so often hear blanket criticism and harsh judgments from some. And sometimes people use the label “Millennials” as instant negativity. But please know that not all of us […]

Murder in London

History was made recently in London. For the first time in history, London’s murders surpassed that of New York City. Both in February and March there were more killings in London than in the Big Apple. The weapon of choice? Knives. Last year, 2017, there were 80 fatal stabbings in London and, during a recent […]

Is ‘old-fashioned’ returning?

“It’s a modern changing world Everything is moving fast. But when it comes to love I like What they did in the past.” — The Everly Brothers, 1962 Call me old-fashioned — and I’ve been called worse — but do I sense the possible end to the sexual revolution, which exploded in the ‘60s and […]

Apply reality therapy to 17-year-old

By John Rosemond Question: Our 17-year-old son is flunking his junior year in high school. Flunking is not a possibility; it is a definite, a done deal. He has passed the point where he could turn this around. He’s very intelligent and made reasonably good grades until his sophomore year. He’s not depressed in the […]

The magic cardboard box

A cardboard hump surrounded and covered by dark green briars thicker than your thumb and stronger than any steel sat in the middle of the vacant lot across from 110 Flamingo Street. Underneath all entanglement, dormant for the last 50 years, it lay waiting to be called back into service once more, but not by […]

The most important job for a mayor of any color in any city

When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey’s 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis’ […]

Correcting correctly

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers, which is free and primarily tells the stories behind the stories I write as well as a weekly insider’s look at the tales I don’t write in this column. For the most part, it is loved by the subscribers […]

We need growth but not through annexing Coweta

Last week Dar Thompson presented an opinion piece proposing the annexation of 1,600 acres of Coweta County parcels in order to create “a new city center and high-tech corridor.” Left out of this proposal is the fact that such a plan would require a very substantial investment in infrastructure and a lengthy litigation process, as […]

Peachtree City, ban outside burning

I just read the letter from Chan Suto in The Citizen regarding outside burning in Peachtree City. I totally agree with this issue on burning. As a 90+-year-old retired physician, I appreciate the value of clean air in the lungs. Walking is my main source of exercise — simply having to terminate this to escape […]

Murphy vs. Hogg: another viewpoint

In response to Mr. Velsmid’s vitriolic letter regarding David Hogg’s actions on the day of the shooting at M.S. Douglas High School, I would just like to add a few comments. Yes, Audie Murphy was a full-blown American hero in WWII. There is no denying that he went above and beyond in defense of freedom. […]

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