Stories by Joe Hotchkiss

Articles from the Joe Hotchkiss section archive

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Hotchkiss: Newspaper readers age, but letter writers get younger all the time

Kids, I really enjoyed reading your first letters to the editor. I'm sure they won't be your last.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Hotchkiss: Thought the 'Me' generation was bad? Selfies signal that it's getting worse

It shouldn't be all about you. Much more often, it should be about us.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Hotchkiss: As Veterans Day approaches, one veteran has inexhaustible thanks

To all our veterans, and to all the people who take care of them, thank you.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Waste not, want not: There always is room for budget cuts

It's one of the toughest things to do, kind of like cleaning the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your house.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Hotchkiss: Bullying still is with us -- and cyberspace makes it sadly easier

An important first step is for children to just tell someone. Or parents have to ask, if they spot certain signs.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Forward into the past: Look back on our visions of the future

Sometimes they're spot-on. Often they're way off.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Must we spell it out? You shouldn't abandon language's rules

English is going to evolve whether we like it or not, but for Pete's sake, it shouldn't devolve.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Sagging popularity: Pants' style just might be its own undoing

The guys wearing saggy pants are getting rid of themselves.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hotchkiss: Respect is a Father's Day gift better than any ugly necktie

Have you seen how fathers are reflected in the funhouse mirror of popular culture these days? It's a dark time for dads.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hotchkiss: Venezuela reminds us that not every land is the land of plenty

You never really think about how much variety there is in a typical supermarket until that variety isn't there anymore.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hotchkiss: At Georgia parks, enjoy natural beauty -- but religion is optional

If your worldview is so fragile that a book in a hotel drawer is enough to throw you, maybe the book isn't the problem.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hotchkiss: A century later, infamous Leo Frank case still stirs controversy

Not many people publicly stood up for Frank and for justice, but at least one newspaperman did.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hotchkiss: Senior projects offer uplifting glimpse into our society's future

As each student left, I said "thank you" - and not as a pleasantry. These are the ones who are going to help elevate the world.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hotchkiss: Golf in Augusta thrives at the National, but began at the Bon Air

On your way out of town this year, take a ride down Walton Way, to that curve on the road, and get a glimpse of where Augusta golf began.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hotchkiss: After fake heroes steal valor, real heroes fight to get it back

These days it's a phenomenon with a name - "stolen valor."
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hotchkiss: Two years after disaster, Fukushima residents thriving, healing

"The new normal is that every day and almost everywhere we are exposed to displays showing how much radiation is detected."
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: How a strawberry Pop-Tart can teach the lost art of discernment

Discernment is the key that unlocks the door to wisdom and good judgment.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Airport insecurity: Why is the TSA growing more dysfunctional?

Airline security is no longer a laughing matter. So why is the TSA such a bitter joke?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: In the depths of disgust, it's hard to get lower than child abuse

I'm talking about the gutless pieces of garbage - walking our planet and using up our perfectly good oxygen - who would dare physically or emotionally damage a child.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Come on -- it won't kill you to give up just one unhealthy habit

Even if you're not on board with the whole business of giving up something for Lent, it might not be a bad idea to give up at least one unhealthy, life-shortening habit anyway.
By Joe Hotchkiss
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