Joe Hotchkiss Columns


Joe Hotchkiss: Every Saturday was Trooper Terry time, if you had a good...

You didn’t have to live in Augusta – even near Augusta – to be a fan of Trooper Terry.

You’ve likely read or heard about the death... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: When looks are everything: Social media aggravates body-...

It might be the most dangerous question a girl can ask a guy.

How do I look?

I can’t recall my daughter ever asking me that directly,... Read more

Hotchkiss: More Americans quit clowning around - now there might be too...

For being the Land of Plenty, America has been having a lot of shortages lately.

Medicine shortages have been costing hospitals about $200... Read more

Hotchkiss: Put the turkey neck down, sir: Weapon choices get creative...

Most likely you’ve heard the joke about the little old lady who got pulled over by a deputy.

The driver handed over her license,... Read more

Hotchkiss: Should have seen this coming: Psychics' predictions for...

This column could get me into an awful lot of trouble.

Of course I can’t predict that for sure. Apparently, however, neither can some of the... Read more

Hotchkiss: Can adult merit badges coax Americans into better behavior?

You never know when it’ll come up. But when it does, it gives you the beginnings of a migraine.

It’s one of those little moments in life... Read more

Hotchkiss: Recurring contributor to our letters section will be deeply...

Regular readers of our letters section might recall the name Joaquin Godoy. By my count he has written The Augusta Chronicle 31 letters... Read more

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

My 9-year-old daughter finally brought home a class assignment that’s right in her dad’s wheelhouse. Her fourth-grade language arts teacher... Read more

Hotchkiss: Thought the 'Me' generation was bad? Selfies...

It’s official, everyone: It’s all about you.

Oxford Dictionaries, arguably the most prestigious arbiter of the English language, recently... Read more