This past week marked the season finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the cable TV reality show featuring a sassy, overweight 7-year-old... Read more
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”
That’s a quote from Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.... Read more
I almost didn’t write this column.
In my career, I’ve written about thousands of people, but I dislike writing about me. I mean, I... Read more
Raise your hand if you did something stupid when you were 7 years old.
OK, put ’em down, put ’em down. Just as I thought. Everybody... Read more
Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz tried to go to great lengths in a blog entry Aug. 13 to sing the praises of the new... Read more
Ricardo Azziz knocked on the office door of Georgia Board of Regents Chairman Benjamin J. Tarbutton III.
“You wanted to see me?”
“Hi,... Read more
One of my favorite lines from legendary journalist H.L. Mencken is his definition of puritanism – “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may... Read more
I’m really not a bad person. I don’t litter. I hold doors open for old ladies. I’m a cat person and a dog person.
I just don’t give... Read more
There are several ways you can take the measure of a person’s character. Here’s a good one: If there’s someone in your circle of friends whom you’... Read more
There’s good news and bad news from those fun-loving do-gooders over at Citizens Against Government Waste. CAGW is the nonpartisan, nonprofit... Read more