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Darrell Huckaby: Advice for a long and happy life together

For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.

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Jeff Meadors: Fiscal conservatism can be a lonely endeavor

It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.

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JACK SIMPSON: U.S. at war in cyberspace

Media reports tell us hackers, probably based in China, have gained access to some of our government computers and have stolen some personal records and highly sensitive intelligence data.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Annual Conference carries on the work of God

It’s hard to have lived as long as I have and done the things I’ve done and still find new experiences — at least those that I am physically able and morally willing to experience. But I found something new to do this week. I attended my first ever North Georgia (UMC) Annual Conference.

LETTER: Businesses deserve protection from patent trolls

This country’s business owners need and deserve the Patent Act to provide protection against frivolous patent infringement claims.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Tommy Emmanuel can flat play a guitar

My friend invited me to a concert at one of those funky venues in Little Five Points. If you haven’t visited Little Five recently, think 10th Street in the late 1960s. All that’s missing is the Great Speckled Bird.

DARRELL HUCKABY: This unabashed patriot honors the flag

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day. Old Glory. The Red, White and Blue. The Star Spangled Banner. The day set aside by Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the adoption of our flag by the Continental Congress in 1777. I bet there aren’t a dozen people in the area who knew that. Now there are a whole bunch of us that do.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Taking inventory of some of life's treasures

here is an old conundrum, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear, does it still make a sound?” I have a better one. “If I do something and my lovely wife, Lisa, is not at home to tell me, am I still wrong?” I’m betting that the answer to the second question is the same as the answer to the first.

JACK SIMPSON: Campaigning through loopholes

So far about a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have entered, or are contemplating, a run for the Presidency. Each has his or her own plan of action.

DAVE BELTON: State must plan to address demands brought on by demographic changes

As a legislator, I am constantly introduced to studies showing current trends that are impacting Georgia. None of these is as important as demographics.

DARRELL HUCKABY: We must pray for a nation so many fought to preserve

For the first 62 years of my life I read about the invasion of Europe — an event that seemed like ancient history, although it occurred a scant eight years before I and the rest of the Baby Boomer Class of 1952 were born — give or take a Leo here and a Pisces there.

JACK SIMPSON: Holiday brings Americans together in gratitude

Call it Decoration Day, or Memorial Day, as you wish. On this special occasion everywhere across our nation, and even on foreign battlefields, flowers and flags appeared on the graves of fallen veterans. Graves were visited by families and friends.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Pondering the problems of a disposable world

It is amazing that there are any problems left in the world because my friend Dave and I meet every Wednesday morning to solve them at our local Waffle House.

MARK SHIELDS: Surviving graduation day

It’s graduation time once again. And by some unwritten but strictly enforced law of nature, every graduation must have a speaker.

DARRELL HUCKABY: A little common sense has big impact in Maine

The great state of Maine, which has never been a bastion of conservatism, has decided that people who receive food stamps and otherwise live off the public dole in that state, will henceforth have to actually do something to qualify for a monthly handout.

ROB JENKINS: Where poverty comes from (and how to defeat it)

Perhaps without meaning to, President Obama recently seemed to rebuke…wait for it…Jesus Christ.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Two years later, the adventure continues

This weekend marks an anniversary, of sorts, for my lovely wife Lisa and me. This weekend marks the second anniversary of our initial excursion into the travel industry. It never was a career goal — honest.