I have a hard time going anywhere that I don't run into someone from home or someone whose path I have crossed.
The New York Board of Education came out with a long list of words that it intended to ban from any and all test questions, for fear of offending someone's sensitivities.
My tryout for 'Jeopardy' a few years ago was a disaster.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the most important contest of all.
Jekyll Island will have to wait until next year to see the Huckaby clan.
Furman Bisher's death marks the end of an era.
The Cherry Blossom is our own community festival and it is run by local folks who put a lot of effort and elbow grease all year long into making it one of the best in the South.
I could forgive Romney for flaunting his wealth and for telling lies about Newt. I cannot forgive him for the condescending attitude he has taken toward my fellow Southerners.
This weekend I will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of my 10th birthday.
Political ignorance and political apathy have brought our once great nation to the edge of disaster.
What I love is the perfection of the game, as remembered in black-and-white from the 1950s and early '60s.
To spend four days at Jacksonville Beach with family and friends was as close to heaven as a little lint-head boy could get in 1959.
It seems like I have been to an unusually high number of funerals as of late.
On Ash Wednesday I hope that I managed to say something that made a difference in somebody's life.
Sunday night is Oscar Night. They will roll out the red carpet in Hollywood and all the beautiful people will show up, hoping against hope to go home with one of the golden statuettes.
Washington was perhaps the perfect person to serve as the first president, because of his lack of ambition and his high character and sense of duty.
Recess at school could be a magical time.
In the age of cell phones, wrong numbers aren't as common as they once were.
Despite all the warning signs, the world was not quite ready to hear the news of Whitney Houston's death.
Despite all the technological advances we have made in education, we are also faced with tremendous challenges.
Finding the right grill requires an investment of time -- and money.
I am not a huge NFL fan. But the Super Bowl is different. The Super Bowl is an event, a happening, a chance to throw a party.
Emulating the men in the Bible can get you into trouble.
I love Wheeler Davidson. He is one of my heroes. He is larger than life.
February is being ushered in today and it couldn't have come at a better time.
If you are familiar with Paula Deen's recipes you know that she likes to cook with butter. Lots and lots of butter. What's wrong with that?
For years and years and years the powers that be in the Disney Corporation forbade facial hair for all park employees.
I’m going to ring that bell. I wasn't at first, or at least I didn't think I would.
Throughout the ordeal of the sinking of the Costa Concordia, Capt. Francesco Schettino maintains that he did nothing wrong.
I hadn't been so excited about a political cause since Zell Miller wanted to give me a pay raise and pay my children's tuition at UGA.
The government is hard at work in their never-ending efforts to protect us from ourselves.
There's no real evidence that Friday the 13th is unlucky.
Cross-curriculum instruction is useful -- when it's done right.
Recent events show that the future is in good hands.
Iowans have weathered the cold to make their preferences known.
My personal history indicates 2012 will be a very, very good year.
You've heard the lyrics from that old Christmas carol that goes "fast away the old year passes?" Well the current "old year" can't pass fast enough for me and I'm making sure that sucker leaves right on cue. I am done with 2011 and don't want it to show its ugly face again.
Modern comedians have made careers of cracking jokes about the people we elect to lead our country. Let's face it. There is lots to crack on, and always has been.
The stories in comic book pages are about to take a strange turn.
During that time, while Jamie and her friends have been enjoying their life and liberty and During the past nine years, nearly 1.5 million men and women have put their lives on hold to fight to protect the rights and safety of 300,000,000 of us at home and to liberate the entire population of Iraq from the hand of an evil dictator.
Me and mine usually hang around the house when it gets close to Christmas. One year, however, I got a wild hair and decided it would be fun to light a shuck and head out of town exactly a week before Christmas Day.
It's time to take note of the standouts of 2011.
What do you give the celeb who has everything?
The Southern Baptist Church is contemplating a name change, but they may be focusing on the wrong thing.
Christmas shopping can turn a holiday mood blue.
For my entire life, books have been a big deal at Christmas time. My parents always made sure there were books under our little Charlie Brown Christmas trees when I was growing up in Porterdale.
Just what makes an ideal Southern Christmas?
There are currently about 70,000 "centenarians" in our country and those who reach the century mark traditionally receive a mention on the "Today Show" and a letter from the president. My daddy would have loved to have heard his name called on the "Today Show."
It' time we Tweeted some good news.
Try this "Southern Eatin'" recipe to feed 5,000 of your closest friends.