Under Pressure

Under Pressure, how do you react? The gambit of reactions when individuals face stressful situations is infinite. Some have a nervous giggle, some have to instantly urinate while others decapitate anyone in the vicinity when under the gun. Hollywood has

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Are You Where You Thought You’d Be?

Friday night Carey and I watched The Big Chill; a movie released in 1983 about a group of friends meeting years earlier at The University of Michigan reuniting for the funeral of a friend that committed suicide. They were all

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A Home Lost, But Never Forgotten

The acquittal of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was not a surprise. I told Carey last Friday it will be an OJ verdict, but hearing the news yesterday unleashed a tsunami of sadness. The county I grew up in has

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Make It Count

We will move Gavin into the dorm next week. The included amenities in the new student housing are unbelievable. The university motivates students to cram four years into five. While dinner conversation was on deer season last night I know

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Coincidental Birthdays

Two of our children were born on the same day five years apart. Chloe predicted Rickie would arrive on “her” birthday, she was correct and the day has been jointly celebrated since. We held the co-celebrations all day Saturday and

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A Collision Course

I have never been called a tree hugger, my years in the outdoors fishing and hunting would be compared to a conservationist. With that said, it is impossible to look at statistics and not conclude life as we know it

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Finding Comfort

Please bear with me today, but this is written for someone I dearly love. The ALS diagnosis and news of my first child fell in the same week. After recovering from the shock of the death sentence I was more

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White Student Union, What Is Your Gut Reaction?

White Student Union flier

Georgia State University freshman Patrick Sharp has stirred up controversy on campus before classes have commenced this fall. Sharp has proposed the formation of a White Student Union club that school officials are considering. The freshman is quick to point

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Back To School

Our wonderful friend Sam Burch just left and headed back to his barber shop off the square in Fayetteville. Back to school haircuts was the activity for the afternoon. My delocked pile was the largest and that was before Sam

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Who Am I To Judge?

The Catholic Church has seemingly turned on a dime regarding homosexuality with a casual comment by the new Pontiff. Pope Benedict had signed off on a church document that referred to “homosexual inclinations” as “disordered.” On a plane full of

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