Augusta visitors' to-do lists get longer

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.


– Claude Bernard


I keep getting suggestions of unique spots to show our Masters Tournament guests in a few weeks.

“Maybe I missed it,” writes Sylvia Rambo, “but I didn’t see the Augusta River­walk on your list. It’s beautiful there in the spring.”

Gloria R. Greenbaum recommends the Morris Museum of Art. Someone else suggested the stained-glass windows at St. James Methodist, 439 Greene St., and I agree. They are really nice. I am told one of them might be a Tiffany, but I don’t know which one.


LUNCH TALK: Speaking of St. James, I will be a noon speaker Tuesday during the church’s Holy Week program. If you would like to attend any of the lunches next week, call the church so they’ll know. (Don’t worry. I had to promise not to take up too many collections.)


BARROW QUESTIONS? Got a question for U.S. Rep. John Barrow? Barry Paschal, the editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times, will soon be sitting down with the congressman for much of our region, and he wants to know what you want to know.

E-mail your questions to barry.paschal@newstimes, or call him at (706) 868-1222.


GOAT BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Jerry and Dorinda Love, of Aiken, asked whether we would write something about the late “Goat Man” – the legendary Georgia traveler whose mobile menagerie resembled the entrance ramp to Noah’s Ark. My colleague Sylvia Cooper has written much more about the Goat Man, and I passed along the request.


SPRING READING: Too busy to read a book? Seth Benson, of Millen, shares this list of really, really short works that won’t have many pages. Among them:

Things I Cannot Afford, by Bill Gates

How To Win The Super Bowl, by the Atlanta Falcons

Things I Love About My Country, by Jane Fonda;
illustrated by Michael Moore

Things I Would Not Do For Money, by Dennis Rodman

Guide to The Pacific, by Amelia Earhart

The Amish Phone Directory


TODAY’S JOKE: Richie Russell, of Johnston, shares this one:

During John’s physical, the doctor asked him about his daily activity level.

John replied, “Well, yesterday morning, I waded along the edge of a lake, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush, marched up and down several rocky hills, stood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand and jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake.”

Inspired by the story, the doctor said, “You must be some outdoorsman!”

“No,” John replied, “I’m just a lousy golfer.”