Creating A Monster – The Godmother

“The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.”― Nathaniel Branden – February 15th, 1943 – A child is born in Cartagena, Columbia. She and her mother, move...

Truth vs. Perjury

Our judicial system is based on an adversarial model where the ultimate goal is to find the truth of an underlying matter. Direct examination, cross-examination, and the rules of evidence assist the judge and/or jury in determining what happened or what needs to...

Herschel Walker Is The Choice

“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” – Herschel Walker – October 15, 1991 – The United States Senate voted to confirm Georgia’s Clarence Thomas as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. In all, Thomas...

Getting A Swing Back

If you have not seen the movie, “The Legend of Bagger Vance”, it may be a good idea to stop reading this column. It is one of the best movies ever produced and I do not want to give away the story to those who have not enjoyed it. Early 1900’s – Rannulph Junnah is a...

Reflections On (Grand) Father’s Day

Berrien County, Ga. – 1920’s – My paternal grandfather, James A. Swindle, (Papa James) begins his life as a tough farm boy who survives diphtheria and pneumonia. He does not back down from a challenge. He may have got into a scuffle or two with other boys while...

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9 – Yes. Relationships between siblings have always amazed me. My sons may fight each other in the yard. But, if anyone threatens one of them,...

Field Sobriety Tests

First, never drink and drive. If you choose to drink, stay home or make sure that you have a designated driver. We want for our community to be as safe as possible. Both sober and intoxicated drivers are pulled over by law enforcement every day. There is always...

Georgia’s New Mental Health Laws

This year, the General Assembly passed sweeping changes to the state’s mental health care system. HB 1013 was passed with a 54-0 vote in the Senate and a 166-0 vote in the House. “Hope won”, said House Speaker David Ralston, who led the measure. He said...