We are told — in elementary school science classes, in college philosophy seminars, by “Big Bang Theory” writers just after their mid-morning tweak — that, for every reaction, there is an equal yet opposite reaction. The natural world, at least at the atomic level and above, seems to back this
The only thing worse than critiquing something (a restaurant, a film, a book) with which you are largely unfamiliar is heaping tons of praise on similarly uncharted material. I have not seen “American Sniper” so I cannot and will not recommend that you see it. At least not based on
It’s science fair project season. Ask just about any parent, and they’ll tell you it’s more like torture season. In theory, science fair projects are a good idea. They provide good training for completing a big project, step by step. Students learn about science. They also learn to pick an
I’ve been in a very good, positive mood for the past couple of weeks. Some of you will probably attribute that to the fact that I have recently been allowed to play on the radio again. While that is a big part of it, there are other factors that are involved. Anyone who knows me […]
Former Richmond County Solicitor Harold Jones was sworn in this week as the new District 22 state senator, succeeding Hardie Davis, the man who has become Augusta’s newest mayor. As a Democrat serving in a Republican-controlled state government, Senator Jones will be limited in what he
Because I’m always watching for people to do crazy things, I was elated about the inside info I got recently. A crazy thing was about to happen. My friends Erin, Gary and I were sitting at the bar at a local restaurant, when the GM (thanks, Darby!) told us the plan. A guy was coming […]
Okay, let’s take care of the priority items first. This past Monday was the college championship football game. I’m sure the game was good, but that’s not what was important. In case you missed it, our hometown supergroup, Lady Antebellum, sung the national anthem. Best national anthem ever.
I don’t talk about politics much anymore, either in this space or in my day to day life. I eschew this for the same reason I don’t drink milk before going for a 12-mile run: it makes me cramped and gassy, and there’s a fairly good chance that white liquid will start spewing from my […]
I suppose it’s only natural for people to want to start off a new year with plans and goals and hopes and dreams. I get it. Particularly if life has served you a crap sandwich or you’d like a change of scenery. What better time to do it than at the dawn of a so […]
Photo Caption: The reported “weapon of destruction” 16-year-old Logan Barker is accused of using to destroy a BMX park under construction in Columbia County. The vehicle was borrowed from his 18-year-old brother. This picture was taken well before the alleged crime, the ironic
Don’t know if you guys had heard, but the next James Bond is going to be a black dude. Now, if you’ve all finished instinctively clutching your purses a little bit tighter, we can explore why this is a really cool thing. Shall we? Let’s shall. Actually, first, let me just mention that Rush
Here we go again, mmm. Another year, another resolution, right? A new exercise regime, plans to do this and that more, clean eating. The list goes on and on. They’re often empty promises, made after a rough year or a gluttonous holiday season. Okay, maybe empty is a little too harsh. Good
A couple of months ago, my wife and I decided that the time had come to finally retire our old washer and dryer that had served us for the last 20 years. We originally purchased the set from a recent college graduate whose parents wouldn’t let her continue to store the machines in their garage.
Football season is over. Well, for me it is. I was raised on southern football and a southern football attitude: I LOVE football… as long as my team is doing well. So that means, even though the biggest game of the college football season is coming up, my football season is over… kinda.
A funny thing happened on the way to naming this column. This piece was going to be called “Fighting With Cops; You Lose Every Time,” but then I remembered, when politicians and community activists get involved, any ridiculous outcome is possible. The nation has been turned upside down
When your son puts on a suit for the first time, it’s a big deal. If you see him shaking the groom’s hand, congratulating him on such a lovely wedding, grab the tissues. (January) For the moms out there who hate me for changing my “You have to be 10 before your ears will be […]
With gas prices continuing to fall, I thought we’d revisit this column from last summer. Enjoy! — Greg Every four or five days, my car requires a fill-up. No big deal, right? I pass two or three different Circle Ks on the way to the office (depending on which way I go), so it’s pretty […]
Every holiday season, I get sentimental. I’m a sucker for the commercials and movies featuring large gatherings of families over the perfect holiday dinner spread. Everyone is smiling and laughing, seeming to not have a care in the world. Everyone is happy to see each other, there’s
I always have been, and always will be, a total mark for Christmas-themed media of all types. For me, the Christmas season begins right after the first night it’s cold enough to wear a jacket. What that means is that, here in Wisconsin, the only time of the year I’m not humming the theme from
It’s a question that I recently posed to my kids. If you’re already saying the probable answer in your head, then you already know that I had to include the stipulation “BESIDES presents.” I asked because of a genuine curiosity. It’s the reason I ask most questions, really. It’s funny when