Thomaston Times- RSS opinion Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/opinion http://thomastontimes.com/section/opinion Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:30:40 EST 1800 My ‘acquired tastes’ mean I eat alone http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150262825/My-acquired-tastes-mean-I-eat-alone Anyone who comes to the Chitlin' Hoedown in Yatesville Saturday will probably see me walking around with my girlfriend, taking photos. Anyone who walks into the Senior Center in Yatesville Saturday will probably see me sitting by myself, eating... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:45:03 EST The right to trial by jury http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150183890/The-right-to-trial-by-jury A couple of weeks ago I met with a delegation of citizens from the Republic of Georgia. You know, the country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:35:03 EST Just a little pinch between your cheek and gum http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150183823/Just-a-little-pinch-between-your-cheek-and-gum It's a wonder I never got hooked on tobacco. Most of the people I adored during my formative years smoked, dipped or chewed, but for reasons I'll explain later, I never did. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:31:05 EST (No heading) http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150127749/ To the Editor:Recently, I called the Thomaston Archives to inquire about a picture of The Tabernacle Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:02 EST Getting to know Clarence and Pearly-Mae http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150183710/Getting-to-know-Clarence-and-Pearly-Mae In honor of Halloween coming in just a few short weeks, I thought I would tell you a ghost story. However, this is not just any made up story to tell around a campfire… this one is real. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:26:03 EST Seventy-seven cases to try in court http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150127659/Seventy-seven-cases-to-try-in-court We're a little short-handed right now. We've lost a few employees and I haven't filled the positions yet. I'm tinkering with the way we provide benefits for the employees; I think I can provide the same quality insurance at... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:50:03 EST And the band played on… http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150127377/And-the-band-played-on In early 60's I was living in Decatur with my parents and older brothers, and just beginning to become aware of my love for music. Our dad worked at a builder's hardware store my grandfather had opened in Atlanta. (Our dad eventually took... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:34:06 EST Newspapers are not dead, and I dare you to say they are http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150102383/Newspapers-are-not-dead-and-I-dare-you-to-say-they-are Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:26:03 EST A child’s choice http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150102316/A-childs-choice Imagine that you live in an apartment on the 24th floor of a building. It's on fire. You're standing at the window, looking at the firemen below. They have a big net. And they're pleading with you to jump. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:24:02 EST Penny ponders: Popcorn and movies http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/150102163/Penny-ponders:-Popcorn-and-movies What makes us happy? How do we relax, get away from it all? Everyone answers these questions differently. I'd say one common answer is watch a good movie. When we don't go to our historic Ritz, for our family, this is on our favorite... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:19:05 EST Dreaming of my old friend Doug http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50784601/Dreaming-of-my-old-friend-Doug A dream last night about an old Army buddy sparked an idea for this week's column. We haven't talked in over 20 years, but I think about him often. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:57:16 EST Air power’s siren song http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50784552/Air-powers-siren-song In the early morning of September 23, 2014, American air forces—joined by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Jordan—began striking targets in Syria as part of ongoing operations against the terrorist group ISIS. Nearly a... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:55:03 EST My thoughts on facebook tests and online voting http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50784454/My-thoughts-on-facebook-tests-and-online-voting Tests Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:49:02 EST Our imperfect system is the best on earth http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50755277/Our-imperfect-system-is-the-best-on-earth Every year Upson-Lee North Elementary School has a celebration on Constitution Day. The students dress up in costumes and reenact the Constitutional Convention. Last Tuesday they did it again. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:49:03 EST Getting in the 90’s http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50754956/Getting-in-the-90s I'm getting in the 90's. And I don't mean speeding in a car! Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:30:03 EST I get by with a little help from my friends http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50754845/I-get-by-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends The moment I sat down to write this column, my mind checked out on me. This is inevitable. Each time I try to work on a column this happens, so you think I would be used to it. Instead I often think, or rather hope, that each time it will be... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:25:05 EST Two heroes of September 11 http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50676372/Two-heroes-of-September-11 Like you, I spent a little time reflecting on September 11. I still get a lump in my throat when I think about the tragic losses so many experienced that day 13 years ago. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:45:06 EST Your abuse is not appreciated http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50676236/Your-abuse-is-not-appreciated Much has been written in the last several weeks about men's physical abuse of women. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice's videotaped knockout of his girlfriend and the initial two-game suspension he received from the NFL prompted both outrage... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:40:03 EST Penny ponders: A secret garden http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50676071/Penny-ponders:-A-secret-garden On those days you just want to get away from everything, I propose the “Secret Garden.” It's not really called the Secret Garden, but it is a close to one in Middle Georgia as you can get. Massee Lane Gardens is the perfect get away. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:34:04 EST Things always break when we need them http://thomastontimes.com/news/editorial-opinion/50595991/Things-always-break-when-we-need-them How is it that machines instinctively know the absolute worse time to break down? I think they have a type of mechanical intelligence that we humans can't comprehend. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:27:04 EST