As the day news editor at The Augusta Chronicle, I edit local and national stories, design newspaper pages and write a weekly personal column. I love making stories better, which is what I have done for most of my 30-plus years in journalism, and have a strong background in the English language and newspaper style. Began as a reporter and worked in many positions in Southern newspapers. Have won awards from press asssociations in Georgia and Alabama for stories, editorials and columns (most recently, won top humor column in Georgia's largest newspapers in 2004 and 2008). Grew up on a farm, served nearly five years in the Navy after high school.
Since this was published, I have heard from many people who experienced similar events and emotions. We were all caught up in Cold War...
Thanks for the additional stanzas. I'm finding out that there were many versions to this childhood ditty.
Thank you for reading the column and sending your regards.
Oh, my. I guess I'll have to count my blessings after all. Thank goodness our dog has no clue what television is. Maybe she's waiting...
Thank you for the insight.
The lesson was the entire first chapter, 1 Thessalonians 1. It's only 10 verses long.