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Jack Simpson

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Jack Simpson: Eating out can be a risky business

I have come to the conclusion that senior citizens eat out a good bit.

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Jack Simpson: Best wishes, Secretary Clinton

A wise man once said, "politics is a dirtier job than cleaning toilets."

Special gift brings back memories

This special gift brings back many memories.

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Jack Simpson: What are the answers to Newtown?

No question about it. The worst mass shooting in U.S. history is on the minds of everyone.

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Jack Simpson: If it's too good to be true, don't fall for it

The time was approximately 7:52 p.m. when we got a call from Kingston, Jamaica.

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Jack Simpson: The meaning of words

Many kind words were spoken to veterans on Veterans' Day. Among them were "thanks for your service."

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Jack Simpson: There's gold at the end of the rainbow -- if you work for it

How many young people do you know who have college degrees and have no jobs?

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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: Post election, we must unite and address issues

A new day is dawning. We have some relief from all of those political flyers, calls during the dinner hour, television ads and campaign promises.

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Jack Simpson: Laws aren't enough to stop people from texting and driving

While driving down Ga. Highway 20 the other day, we noticed as we stopped at each traffic light, a young lady in the adjacent car was texting.

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Jack Simpson: Put aside 'binders' and get down to issues

If you don't wish to discuss the record, you talk about binders.

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Jack Simpson: Voting a straight ticket

When at the polls, voters should remember to give party loyalty when it has been earned.

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Jack Simpson: Jim's story could become ours

His name is Jim. It is a friendly alias, but for purposes of this column will have to do.

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Jack Simpson: Buying a used car requires some faith

Due to the economy and higher prices, many people have had to seek cheaper transportation.

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Jack Simpson: If you want change, vote for it

You say you want change. Well, go to the polls and cast your vote.

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Jack Simpson: A poetic change of pace

Are you tired of all this political outrage -- charges and counter charges?

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Jack Simpson: Recounting the pleasures of a Southern oasis

After so many years of being southernized, we can no longer brag about being damned Yankees -- and maybe we no longer care for the title!

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SIMPSON: Sheriffs face challenges

Sheriffs face challenges during austere times.

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Jack Simpson: Obama grants 'amnesty' for political purposes

If the government grants a pardon to a special group of people for political reasons, you can call it Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if you want to, but chances are it is amnesty.

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Jack Simpson: An ode to cornbread and buttermilk

Many people out there have good things to say about cornbread and buttermilk.

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Jack Simpson: Armchair fun at the Olympics

London has done well with Olympics 2012, which brings back memories of the Atlanta Games.

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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: It's time to address our extreme weather

Pick up your morning newspaper. Tune in to your favorite television news station. Chances are that among major stories about the economy, jobs, and the Presidential campaign will be information about tornadoes, forest fires, floods and drought.

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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: Drones have changed modern warfare

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

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Jack Simpson: What motivates candidates to run for president?

Which presidential candidate has the magic touch?

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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: 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: 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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JACK SIMPSON: Sometimes a good deed draws the wrong kind of attention

The old timers have a ravine with a stream in their back yard. A place like this attracts critters of all kinds, including birds, squirrels, raccoons and deer. So the animals come for cover, food and water and the couple has taken to adding to the food supply with apples and corn.

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JACK SIMPSON: Sometimes a good deed draws the wrong kind of attention

Better watch out. Better not shout. I’m telling you why. You just might find yourself in trouble just like the 80-year-old couple in Elyria, Ohio. They are being sued by the city and it isn’t for not paying taxes. No, it is (are you ready for this?) for feeding wildlife in their backyard. Now how about that? Christian charity.

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JACK SIMPSON: Take the appropriate steps to prevent home burglaries

Take the appropriate steps to prevent home burglaries.

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JACK SIMPSON: Take the appropriate steps to prevent home burglaries

The months of November and December are well known for important holidays. They are also known as big months for home burglaries. Thieves like to kick in your door and steal your merry Christmas.

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JACK SIMPSON: Which candidate will rouse the GOP -- and earn your vote?

Is the GOP's slate of candidates strong enough?

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JACK SIMPSON: Movie gets Hoover wrong

J. Edgar Hoover's private life should not be the subject of rumor and gossip.