The world’s best fishing bait

The blood-curdling scream was heard throughout all of Flamingo Street. It was heard all the way up to the first house on the right, a dilapidated white clapboard home with an overgrown front yard that served as the residence of the meanest kid on the street known as Down the Street Bully Brad. The screaming […]

Honoring a faithful man

I first met Bill Shelton over 20 years ago in a hospital in Atlanta. I don’t remember who told me about him but, for some reason, I felt compelled to visit this man who was a stranger to me. When I prepared to end the visit, he asked me what else I had to do […]

Politics, the poor and you and me

Match the statement with the ideology/politics: 1. “Mind your business, obey the laws, show respect and don’t hurt other people.” 2. “Mind your own business, don’t tell me what to do, and we’ll get along just fine.” 3. “I’m a better, more moral person than you. Therefore you should do as I say.” 4. “I’m […]

About WASA, from a former board member

Recent public statements about the Peachtree City (City) Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) deserve clarification to avoid misleading the public. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I can share a little dated sunlight that might help form smarter questions. I never wanted to publicly disturb this hornet’s nest, but now I feel […]

How do you know she’s a witch?

“How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” This comedic interchange from the classic movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is supposed to be satire, but these days, I’m not so sure. Recently, a sponsor boycott ended the TV program of political commentator Bill O’Reilly, the FOX channel’s most successful show. […]

The police vs. the PC police

As is almost always the case, signs of trouble preceded the latest shooting in Paris, which left one police officer dead and wounded two bystanders before police killed the gunman, later identified as French national Karim Cheurfi, a known criminal with a long, violent record. ISIS claimed to be behind the attack. According to police, […]

Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer. An hour later with still no answer, I was pacing the floor and debating whether or not to jump in the car and take the 22-minute drive to her house. “If she doesn’t answer this time, […]

Martin Luther revisited

A few articles ago I shared with you what I believe was a truly important historical event. It was that I, a Lutheran pastor, was invited to come to St. Philip Benizi Roman Catholic church and preach in a Unity Service upon the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing The 95 Theses […]

Giving your time

Some people are born being able to sing or be interested in a political career or perhaps teaching. There are those who want to help others in whatever capacity that might entail. I happened to have been born being interested in a variety of things, many of them all at one time. Sometimes I can […]

Bug-free vegetable garden

Yes, you read it correctly. Our raised bed vegetable garden is now a bug-free zone. How? I simply used tape. Although extremely useful in securing your annoying little brother to a tree, I’m not talking about gray duct tape. I used 30 feet of copper tape. The entire garden is now shielded by an electrical […]

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