Thomaston Times- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:41:12 EST 1800 Penny ponders: A little adventure to check off Here was a photograph flashing on my Facebook page posted by my oldest son. Unique. In the photograph, his head is wrapped with some type of red head scarf. He is sitting in a circle on a tiny chair with other men before a fire blazing in a round... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:20:51 EST Georgia’s transportation problem has a clear solution As a rule, engineers are rational, logical, problem solvers. They see challenges, analyze options, and ultimately offer solutions designed to achieve a specific goal. Sometimes, the solutions are evident while others require extensive research to... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 03:15:54 EST Better to try and fail than never trying at all I hope my high school English teacher didn't read last week's column. If she did, I can expect her to “slap me nakid' and hide my clothes” the next time she sees me. Both Jilda and I missed a goofy grammar error. It also... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:40:52 EST Things I’ve learned from ‘Shark Tank’ I'll admit it: I am a 'Shark Tank' junkie. And I'm not talking about sharks that swim in a tank in aquariums. I'm talking about the TV show. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:15:52 EST I hate being stuck on an elevator Have you ever been stuck on an elevator? Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:10:51 EST Anti-terrorism: A better solution By almost any standard of measurement, American military operations in the Middle East and North Africa have been successful. Yet, the insurgency has expanded and threatens to destabilize the entire region. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:15:51 EST Bana: The meaning of love I will never forget the day we got her. It was a warm day in early May 2004 and Daddy was in the market for a new truck. So, the entire family set out to see one he had heard about while listening to The Trading Post on WKEU… or so we... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:05:51 EST A wild goose chase When I came home, my oldest daughter came to meet me. “Daddy, you have to do something about the geese. They think they're dogs, and they chased us when we came home from school today.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:05:51 EST March is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month March is Peanut Butter Lover's month. Now there's a holiday I can sink my teeth in to. Jilda and I love peanut butter. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:05:52 EST Nothing is what it appears to be Someone once told me “Life's one big perception.” You might say that's a foundational notion from the standpoint we have to constantly make up our minds about what we believe. Our thoughts are constantly inundated with audio,... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:52 EST Cutting edge courtroom attire I hinted at this in my last column, but thought I would elaborate a little more this week.That 1994 murder we tried last week in Griffin was a doozie. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:00:51 EST Time to bring graduate medical education into the 21st Century America is suffering from a shortage of primary care physicians. And with the national patient population expanding and fewer doctors choosing to be generalists, the shortfall is only getting worse. By 2020, there will be a shortage of an estimated... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:55:56 EST Penny ponders: Words of wisdom “How are you doing? Is everything going well?” said my friend, Mr. Joe White. Every week he would call work and ask how we were all doing. He showed genuine interest about what projects we were working on and our families. Before he hung... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:55:55 EST Time for a constitutional tuneup The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times. It's time for another constitutional tune-up. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:45:55 EST New Age music keeps me engaged Jilda and I listen to New Age music as we sip our morning coffee. Most of it is instrumental. The ones with vocals somehow weave the words into the orchestration so that the voices sound like another instrument. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:50:52 EST There are alternatives to HB 170 The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a version of House Bill 170, the transportation funding bill, which seems to have appeased some of the municipal and educational organizations that opposed it initially. State Representative Johnnie... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:45:52 EST (No heading) To the Editor: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 03:55:53 EST May this be love Augustina was the most beautiful Barnes & Noble sales clerk that I had ever laid eyes upon. She looked like a gorgeous Italian film star from the 60's. Right then and there, on that Sunday afternoon in late January, all my worldly hang ups... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:00:51 EST Silencing the blood Remember the first murder in the Bible?It was an act of domestic violence. Cain killed his younger brother, Abel.God confronted Cain and, of course, Cain pled not guilty. Do you remember God's response? Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:50:51 EST Good news isn’t always hard to find “It's a rare condition this day and age, to read any good news on the newspaper page…” the beginning of the “Family Matters” theme song is one anyone who lived in the 90's knows quite well and the lyrics could... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:05:51 EST