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Jack Simpson

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Jack Simpson: Hard to say 'no' to the grill on holidays

Everywhere on July 4 those back yard grills were fired up and families were grilling steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers and all manner of red meat.

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Jack Simpson: National security for our own good?

Is Big Brother snooping for our own good?

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Jack Simpson: The violence problem in New Orleans

Crime, corruption, racism, violence and hurricane damage has given New Orleans the reputation as a dangerous tourist attraction.

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SIMPSON: Tough questions in wake of suspect's capture

Thumbs up to the Boston area law enforcement team and the people for doing what can only be described as "one-hell-of-a-fine job" in solving the Boston Marathon bombing case.

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Jack Simpson: Memories of small-town life linger on

When you think about it, there is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town.

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Jack Simpson: Hoover's No. 3 man has left us

He's gone, and I shall join the ranks of family and friends who will miss him.

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Jack Simpson: Quit smoking before you learn the hard way

Observers are wondering if President Obama is fighting his battle with tobacco and trying to quit.

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Jack Simpson: A lot has happened in 35 years in Rockdale

A lot has changed in 35 years.

Special gift brings back memories

This special gift brings back many memories.

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Jack Simpson: Special memories of Veterans Day

Another Veterans Day has come and gone. As a combat veteran of World War II, I am thankful I was lucky enough to be around for the celebration.

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Jack Simpson: Head for the belfry

I've collected a few remarks others have found amusing and maybe even helpful in daily living.

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Jack Simpson: Closet cleaning

When I began this horrible chore, I found things in my closets I had forgotten I had.

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Jack Simpson: Swindlers and scammers reach out to touch someone

If you own a phone or a computer, and most of us do, you can expect someone to try to swindle you.

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Jack Simpson: Brave lady unites people everywhere

Aimee Copeland is one brave lady.

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Jack Simpson: Wild animals made good pets in the Depression

Back during the Great Depression, times were tough. We couldn't afford new clothes, let alone a fancy pet.

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Jack Simpson: Memorial Day a time for prayer, reflection

For all of us veterans and families who gathered at the American Legion, Memorial Day was a day for prayer, salutes to the flag and speeches about honoring our fellow soldiers who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.

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Jack Simpson: Overuse of antibiotics may threaten future well-being

The antibiotics we depend upon are reportedly losing their effectiveness and we may share the blame.

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Jack Simpson: Campaign financing

I guess you did not get an invitation from George Clooney to attend his $40,000 a plate dinner for President Obama, huh?

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Jack Simpson: Drones have changed modern warfare

Warfare evolves with time, and with changes in technique and weapons.

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Jack Simpson: Country music awards...in name only?

Country music is a far cry from what it once was.

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Jack Simpson: Physicial therapy brings improvement in spite of myself

My shattered knee gets a workout on a stationary bike, a treadmill, weight machines, steps, lifts, as well as stretches and bends.

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Jack Simpson: America can't afford to bargain away our defense

Obama seems more interested in social welfare than national security.

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Jack Simpson: We still have a chance to 'win big' in the land of opportunity

Win or lose, playing the lottery is our choice.

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Jack Simpson: Pollen count has us under attack

Despite the high pollen counts, we carry on.

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Simpson: Are Americans overburdened with their own excess 'stuff?'

What will we do with all our 'stuff'?

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SIMPSON: One by sea, one by land, one cause

Unusual events that happen in life occasionally trigger new unexpected responses.

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Jack Simpson: Ruminations on threat of Iran

The world's eyes are on developments in Iran.

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Simpson: Stay active even if your overall mobility decreases

Stay active in your own way and you will be happy you did.

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Jack Simpson: Just call me lucky; injury could be worse

Thanks to all the well-wishers and visitors who aided in my recovery.

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JACK SIMPSON: Adjusting to the new daily routine

Life's not so dull in a rehab facility.

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JACK SIMPSON: Recuperating from a fall

It looks like Madison will be home for a while until I've recovered from my knee surgery. I believe I am in good hands and those hands will help me eventually return to my daily routine.

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JACK SIMPSON: Westerns told us tales that live on in memory

If you are a senior citizen, you probably miss those old western movies we used to go see on Saturday afternoons.

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JACK SIMPSON: No matter how careful you are, the bug can still get you

No matter how careful you are, the bug can still get you.

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JACK SIMPSON: Remembering the life and times of Mr. Gray

Often we think of Mr. Gray and we miss his visits in spite of the fact that he was wild and stand-offish and not the least affectionate.

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Simpson recalls grim cat and mouse game with Germans in WWII

Jack Simpson, retired FBI agent and long-time bailiff in Rockdale and Newton County courts, started his career in law enforcement right out of high school until he got a call from the draft board.

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