During my lifetime, I've been invited to the White House for dinner with the president, dated an actual princess from a real country, walked across the Rio Grande to swim in the hot springs of Mexico, lived through two earthquakes and driven through more tornadoes than I can remember.
As we count down the days to Christmas, remember that this holiday season creates extra risks of toxic exposure with decorations, candles and wrapping. Here are some ways to reduce those risks:
President Barack Obama won't explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.
Wow, what a surprise the Electoral College was! Who knew that a candidate could win the race for the presidency even though he didn't get a majority of the actual national vote, like Donald Trump did? Somehow, that possibility evaded all the advisers buzzing around Hillary Clinton, who constantly and smugly assured everyone that they were the modern experts with the superior grasp of data, so worry not about Trump defeating Clinton.
Editor: Below is an excerpt from an article at www.BBC.com, which was shared this week on Facebook:
Dear Rep. Buddy Carter:
Back when he was serving in the Georgia Senate, Tom Price acquired a nickname among the capitol crowd: Ned Flanders.
Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO of Wilheit Packaging in Gainesville - Wilheit is also one of Gov. Nathan Deal's oldest and closest friends and advisers. He served as chairman of Deal's first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and now sits as a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Editor: What happened to politeness and courtesy? You rarely hear, "please," "thank you," "you're welcome" and "excuse me." People have become so egocentric that they do not consider the feelings of others. When things get complicated during interactions with other people, we tend to forget common courtesy.
Editor: Thank you, Will Darsey, for graciously letting me down easy in your response to my letter in the Nov. 16, 2016 edition of the Coastal Courier.
God bless America and God bless Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County. Before a recent football playoff game, every player on the team came running on the field carrying an American flag. A school official told the Marietta Daily Journal, "The football team decided to all carry flags on the field because of all that's going on in our world with several athletes maybe not showing respect for God and country and the lack of unification in the country after the election. The fact that they did this during a playoff game makes it even more special." Yes ...
Friends and relatives who know I work at the state capitol often ask these questions: How can you stand it there? Don't you just hate it?
Pity the anti-Trump protesters thronging the streets of American cities.
Two days goes, it was assumed by just about everyone in Lennox Valley that attention would turn on Friday from the mayor's race to the upcoming county fair.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but the unintended consequences of our holiday frenzy can also make it the most wasteful time of the year. It it doesn't have to be.
Editor: Contrary to what a recent letter to the editor said, Congressman Buddy Carter is the representative we need in the First District of Georgia.
More than a century ago, New York Surrogate Judge Gideon J. Tucker handed down a legal decision that included this observation of state lawmakers: "No ...
Editor: Please, not another tax! This one does not pan out for me. I see a large county with sales outlets like Fulton County collecting ...
Our quarterly Recycle It! Fairs are scheduled for 2017. The first will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in three locations ...
Editor: Each year individuals and businesses start off the new year with goals to focus on for a better quality of life. Unfortunately, by this ...
Like many people I know this side of jail, I'm a fan of good law enforcement.