Articles from the Joe Hotchkiss Columns section archive

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

Sunday, May 19, 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

Sunday, May 5, 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

Sunday, April 28, 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

Sunday, March 31, 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

Sunday, March 24, 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

Sunday, March 3, 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

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Canada pitches pennies -- could the United States be next?

I mean, who needs pennies anyway, right?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Joe Hotchkiss: Are you there, God? It's me, the left tackle. Can you help us win?

God knows there's going to be a lot of people watching the Super Bowl tonight. He's just not going to help your team win.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Hotchkiss: Rise of the machines: Does automation risk going too far?

Are machines muscling people out of jobs? Or are machines opening up new jobs for people who have to take care of the new machines?
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Hotchkiss: Beating the cat: Can your pet succeed in the stock market?

We're getting a cat, all right - and we're going to make a killing in the stock market. Oh yes. The two are connected.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Hotchkiss: Outraged? Disaffected? Believe me, there's a petition for that

I've started my own White House petition. It's titled "Stop the spread of frivolous petitions."
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Hotchkiss: These days, everybody's a critic - but not everybody is an artist

"Just because you can doesn't mean you should."
By Joe Hotchkiss

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Cheating spreads everywhere, but in the end it gets you nowhere

Cheating erodes the trust others have in you. It tears down your confidence. It stains your soul.
By Joe Hotchkiss

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Hotchkiss: You think you're so smart: Are humans getting stupider?

Genetic mutations that got weeded out through hard living in ancient times don't get weeded out in modern times.
By Joe Hotchkiss
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