Walter Nichols sat in a straight-backed chair with his back to the sun, looking at a handwritten, framed letter which lay in his hands. (more…)
Dear elected officials and future candidates,
I am a 28-year-old American citizen. I have a four-year degree from a reputable university. I have a job, and I am also a registered voter with the power to provide you with yours.
What I am about to tell you may not be the same feeling your constituents have, but I bet it’s not far off.
I think I have officially seen it all.
A few weeks ago, a veteran was told he could no longer fly an American flag at his apartment. Yes, you read that right.
This story was received with a fair amount of contempt, as you might imagine, and my coworker did an outstanding job covering it.
In order to fully grasp the reason for the newest column I have posted, you may want to read the backstory.
- The story started when the veteran was asked to take his American flag down from its display at his apartment.
- After the ensuing public outcry the owner of the apartment, also a veteran, apologized and allowed the flag to fly again.
Click the link to read a response from the fabric at the heart of the matter.
The 2011 edition of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is in the books and the season is into its first week, but there is still one issue begging to be addressed.
Lewis Grizzard once wrote a column on how different life would be once the calendar rolled into the new millennium. The column, written in 1989, included his speculation on many issues like banks, health and air travel.
Sadly, Grizzard never saw the new millennium. I wonder what he’d think if he had.
Since I’m sure nobody wants to hear about the time I ate cabbage soup, or the time my buddy flipped my golf cart or the time I got broadsided at 65 miles-an-hour, rolled my truck three times and landed upside-down in a ditch, I won’t tell you about those just yet.
I will tell you about something a little less life-threatening, but almost as memorable.
Somebody once said there are two things you should never talk about with people: politics and religion. If that’s true, brace yourselves, because — with all due respect to that anonymous orator of conversational etiquette — I’m about to discuss both in one post.