Joe Hotchkiss


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

When the Martinez Food Lion on Old Petersburg Road was closing down last year, I swung by there to check for bargains – maybe you did, too. Food... Read more

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

Apparently not everyone likes curling up with a Good Book while they’re on vacation.

You might have heard the dust-up this past week about... Read more

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

If you’re a Georgian of a certain age, you probably remember the textbook This is Your Georgia. Its cover was in shades of 1970s green,... Read more

Hotchkiss: Senior projects offer uplifting glimpse into our society...

It goes in phases, I suppose.

One day, I’m feeling down about future generations of Americans – the irresponsible pinheads who are going to... Read more

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

It didn’t take long after I moved here to learn that Augusta and Augustans are all about golf.

It was 1999. My wife and I went out to eat at... Read more

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

The first war hero I never met was W.H.

That’s not some code to keep him anonymous. Everybody just called him W.H., at another newspaper I... Read more

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

My friend Ryan McDonald might be one of the most conspicuous people in Japan.

In a country where the average height is supposedly 5-foot-7,... Read more

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

In the Hotchkiss household, never let it be said that Dad doesn’t at least try to make learning fun. Recently I gathered my children,... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Airport insecurity: Why is the TSA growing more...

I don’t know, either.

I don’t know why on Earth security officers with the Transportation Security Administration would want to – would ... Read more

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

As someone who toils away in the opinion business and is supposed to get outraged for a living, I don’t have much of a hot temper.

But there... Read more