THESE JUDGES SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY

“Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy.  It is due either to the spirit of the wild that is in him, his own stupidity, his lack of discipline, lack of love, or the fear he cannot control.”    Author Unknown Summer 1987 – West...

GRATITUDE OF FATHERHOOD

GRATITUDE OF FATHERHOOD “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.”  James Baldwin Thanksgiving is approaching.  It is a time to...

BLUE TIDE RISING

The Peach State has been controlled by Republicans since Sonny Perdue was elected governor in 2004. I was proud that Republicans had finally won the battle that began during Reconstruction. However, I am concerned as I look toward 2020 and beyond. According to 11...

THE HIGH AND LOW ROAD

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15When challenged or confronted, who is the person you think of who just seems to possess grace and dignity and whose actions...

PELOSI HAS LOST BEFORE HER WAR BEGINS

Last Thursday, I picked up Wayne Garner for the one hour ride to West Point Lake. We were going to an event for our state representative, Randy Nix. As you can imagine, there was no shortage of conversation and stories on the way down and back. We had a great and...

SOCIALISM RISING

April 16th 1917 – A train pulls into the rail station in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of its passengers finally returns home after 17 years of exile in Switzerland. The man climbs atop the train car to address the thousands of his followers who had gathered. Vladimir...

NEW THREAT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH

When I first started using Facebook years ago, I would post comments on a variety of topics. Sometimes, I would post and engage in controversial discussions.That changed about two years ago when I posted something admirable that our president said. I thought that the...

THE SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST MOON

As I finish this column, I am sitting high in a white oak tree on the border of Alabama and Georgia overlooking a fallow field surrounded by a forest. I am bow hunting. I am also experiencing the peace that comes from being in God’s natural creation. This weekend, I...

MY INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE MARKETTE BAKER

Eight years ago, I did not know Troup County Solicitor General Markette Baker. One day, after agreeing to represent a client in Troup State Court, where she was the chief prosecutor, we met through email. My client was accused of an act of family violence. There were...

THE GAMEFACE MASK

When we go throughout our day, we see hundreds of people who appear happy, confident, and loving life. Many, if not every one of us, wear what I have often called a “gameface” to create this illusion. Our gameface is a mask that we wear before we leave the house in...