Joe Hotchkiss Columns


Joe Hotchkiss: Waste not, want not: There always is room for budget cuts

For a second there, I thought I imagined that Nancy Pelosi said this – that there are “no more cuts to make” to federal spending.

But sure... Read more

Hotchkiss: Bullying still is with us -- and cyberspace makes it sadly...

Thankfully I never was bullied during my long-ago school days. The closest I ever got was in eighth grade.

It was just one incident. There... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Forward into the past: Look back on our visions of the...

I want my flying car.

We were promised that, you know. Anyone who read science fiction growing up knows that, by now, we’re supposed to have... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Must we spell it out? You shouldn't abandon...

I used to think the English language is dying slowly. Now I think it’s being assassinated.

There is no single suspect, but there are ... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Sagging popularity: Pants' style just might be its...

What do I know about fashion, right? At work I’m always in a white shirt and a tie. At home – well, put it this way: I walked downstairs... Read more

Hotchkiss: Respect is a Father's Day gift better than any ugly...

Today I’m celebrating my 11th Father’s Day as a dad. So far, not one necktie.

I’ve gotten lots of handmade cards. Got a pretty sweet ukulele... Read more

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