May 29, 2022: Some Thoughts On A Day That Will Live In Infamy

What a day it was. Tuesday, May 24. A day that will live in infamy. While we were deciding the candidates that will face off in the November general election in Georgia, a crazed gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and killed 19 children and 2 teachers before being killed himself. Nineteen […]

May 22, 2022: Honoring A Beloved Wife And Mother With A Gift That Will Keep On Giving

It is the gift that will keep on giving. And it could not be more rewarding. This past month, my family and I established the Jane J. Yarbrough Endowed Nursing Scholarship in the WellStar  School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. The scholarship will be awarded to non-traditional students who have already earned a bachelor’s […]

May 15, 2022: Who Needs To Live Forever To Be Immortal?

This is not a piece I was dying to write. It’s about death. The great equalizer. The reason I bring up the subject today is that I read a piece recently that scientists are looking seriously at ways to keep us alive forever. No more wakes. No more inflated obituaries. No more people saying nice […]

April 17, 2022: David Perdue’s Shot At Georgia State Patrol Can’t Be Explained

Back in 1984 as Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale was preparing to lose bigtime to incumbent president Ronald Reagan, he said something he shouldn’t have said and then tried to clarify his remarks. I recall the late Peter Jennings of ABC discussing Mondale’s slip of the tongue with political pundit George Will. In Jennings’ opinion, […]

April 10, 2022: Two Great Minds Assess Impact of Bad Parenting On Schools

Great minds run in pairs. I read an interesting opinion piece in the Atlanta newspapers recently about parenting. The author, Beth Collums, has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and experience as a child and family therapist. She is also a parent. Collums states something we all know but tend to forget: Children are impressionable. […]

April 3, 2022: Vidalia Onions Are A Sweet Deal For Georgia

Well, I am going to have to do it again. Upset some people, I mean. But I can’t help it. It has to be done. I must once again extols the virtues of the Great State of Georgia and why it is Number One while the other 49 fight for sloppy seconds. Last time I […]

March 27, 2022: Russians Share Their Thoughts On Ukraine Invasion

Linden Longino is a retired Atlanta banker who should have Nobel Peace Prize recipient next to his name. In 1995, Longino started a program in connection with the Carter Center called International Paint Pals, an idea simple, ingenious and oh-so needed – inspire children to promote peace, friendship and human rights by creating personal artwork. […]

March 20, 2022: Giving Readers An Opportunity To Weigh In On Some Weighty Issues

Between the pandemic and Putin, it has been a stressful couple of weeks. Thankfully, my readers have come to the rescue. I don’t want to get into a debate with my columnist colleagues but there is no question that my readers are smarter than anybody I’ve ever seen on Jeopardy and sharper than a chainsaw. […]

March 13, 2022: If Georgia Is Such A Bad Place To Live, Why Is Everybody Moving Here?

You may be interested to know that you reside in a dumper of a place called Georgia. That revelation comes courtesy of TOP Data, a market research company with offices all over the world including Atlanta, the capital city of what they consider to be the 35th worst state in the nation in which to […]

March 6, 2022: State Of This Column Can’t Be Overstated

My fellow Georgians: (Yea! Clap! Clap! Clap!)  I come before you today to submit to you my annual State of the Column address. It is with great pride that I tell you that the state of the state of this column is in such a state that it cannot be overstated! (Thunderous roar!) This past […]

February 27, 2022: Ukraine Invasion Raises Questions About Democracy

I am going to break two rules today. First, I am going to leave the friendly confines of Georgia and comment on world events. Second, I am going to talk about world events that may have changed drastically by the time you read this. That is because this column runs around the state in different […]

February 20, 2022: George E. Perdue is Back in Town and Ready To Roll

He’s b-a-a-c-k. I’m talking about George. George, as in former Gov. George E. Perdue. He is back from his stint in Washington as Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump Administration and it is a foregone conclusion that the Georgia Board of Regents will officially appoint him Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The Regents […]

February 13, 2022: Marjorie Taylor Greene Exposes Chilling Tale Of The Gazpacho Police

As if things couldn’t get worse in Washington, it turns out that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is spying on members of Congress with police disguised as bowls of cold Spanish soup. That chilling news comes from none other than Georgia  Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. In an interview on One America News, Greene referred to […]

February 6, 2022: Some Random Thoughts on Some Random Subjects

February is Black History Month. I wonder if there will be any recognition of the accomplishments of Condoleezza Rice, the first Black female secretary of state and the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor, or U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, of Pin Point, Georgia, or renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, former secretary […]

January 30, 2022: On and Off The Field, The University Of Georgia Is A Winner

As exciting and satisfying as it has been, there is more to the University of Georgia than a College Football National Championship. Way more. I was reminded of that fact when I read UGA president Jere Morehead’s annual State of the University address this week. Take nothing away from that extraordinary achievement on the gridiron […]

January 23, 2022: Former Congressman Says Trump Should Support Not Attack Other Republicans

I can think of no stronger and more reputable conservative voice than that of former U.S. Cong. Bob Barr, who represented Georgia’s 7th congressional district from 1995 to 2003.  Barr was one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and authored the Defense of Marriage Act which defined marriage as the union […]

January 16, 2022: Georgia’s Pandemic Test Scores A No-Brainer

I received an email from a group called Cherry Digital in Portland, Oregon, or what remains of the town after being firebombed to near obliteration by denizens of the Looney Left. They tell me that Georgia adults (that includes you and me, although some readers would dispute my inclusion) are ranked 16th in the nation […]

January 9, 2022: Some Advice To A Great Grandson For The Coming Year

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: It is a new year and once again an opportunity for me to share some thoughts with you as you face a future that is going to be full of challenges. But, then, all futures are challenging because they are filled with unknowns. What counts is how you deal with those […]