Ask Father Paul – The name(s) of God

DEAR FATHER PAUL: A friend of mine insists that God has a number of different names and that these are actually all in the Bible. I’ve always just called him “God.” So what IS God’s name? Frank DEAR FRANK:  Your friend is right. The first reference in the Bible to God’s name is found in […]

On downsizing

We are in a transition phase of sorts. My wife and I are very seriously considering, and making plans for, downsizing. It sounds so simple downsizing. Like buying a half gallon of milk instead of the whole gallon. However, it s one of the most complex activities I have ever considered. One of the big […]

A time before light sabers

A long, long time ago on an old familiar street not so far away, a brave young group of kids banded together to fight off all adversaries — both of this world and worlds beyond. Enemies came in all shapes, sizes, and species. Some attacked the brave band of Flamingonites by crawling, others by flying, […]

How to tackle sexual harassment

The first thing to do about sexual harassment is get the pronunciation right. Accent’s on the first syllable, not the second: Never mind what they say on TV. That point acknowledged, we may proceed to considering the rout of the very old codes designed for the honoring and protection of, yes, women: women who were […]

Oprah: The latest ‘Messiah’?

The ancient Greeks referred to the dramatic moment in some of their plays as “deus ex machina,” the god from the machine. The term, introduced by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus, has, according to definition, “evolved to mean a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected […]

Constitutional ignorance? Or contempt?

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened?” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, […]

Schools that prepare kids for careers

For the fifth year in a row, in 2017 Site Selection Magazine named Georgia the nation’s No. 1 state for business, a significant milestone reached thanks to a singular focus on workforce development. Two-thirds of jobs nationally require college training shy of a four-year degree. Georgia’s greatest workforce innovation may be how it brings access […]

The rich pay almost all federal income tax

By Harold Pease, Ph.D. How many times have I heard said, “The rich need to pay their fair share?” But they already pay almost all of the federal income taxes while the poor receive government checks. A quick check with the Congressional Budget Office reveals that the top 20 percent of wage earners pay over […]

The sore thumb

In the summers of late, summers where I and not Mama tell myself what to do, it is the sore thumb I miss the most. Just the other day, I rubbed my pointer finger over the edge of my thumb and I missed the tenderness that attached itself to that appendage and stayed there from […]

Transgender: Dial back the rhetoric

I am responding to Abby Weinreb’s letter to the editor, “Anti-’Jazz’ letter spreads hate, prejudice” and Josh Saefkow’s “I am Jazz: Parents beware of this attack on our children.” Perhaps Saefkow alluded to WW II’s Pearl Harbor Attack in his letter because we are in the middle of a culture war over gender. Both letters […]

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