Thursday, May 1st, 2014 09:21:02

Hot Long Summer

June 21 is officially the first day of summer, but -- as happens during any election year -- the heat is going to set in well before then. It's going to be a long, hot spring and an even longer,....

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 09:20:31

Earth Day

This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. In years past, the day has been marked with great media fanfare and attention. This week, it marched by with little mention. This is not so much a reflection of any....

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 09:20:00

Sunrise Service

Growing up in rural Georgia, Easter meant not only the resurrection of Jesus, but also a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and more chocolate than I could eat, at least at one time. My sister Kathy and I would....

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 09:19:34

The Color of Georgia

My father, Newt Gingrich, ran for congress in rural, west, middle Georgia in 1974. At the time, Georgia was dominated by the Democratic Party, there were few Republicans in the state and Watergate was in full swing. Somehow, against this....

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 09:18:26

The Final Quarter

Our two children are into the second week of their final quarter of the year. Warm weather, longer days and budding plants are pushing their thoughts toward summer. For them, summer equates to vacation, travel, sleeping late and the absence....

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 09:17:57

Nature, Nurture, Talents

As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also think about the roles their peers and their environment play in affecting their growth. Are our children being challenged enough?....

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 09:17:21

Callaway, a Georgian Visionary

Georgia may appear at first glance to be a red state, solidly Republican, but its history is more complex. Those unfamiliar with its political history might be surprised to learn that, for 90 years, the Democratic Party so dominated Georgia....

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 09:16:45

Daring to Love Your Dream

Almost two decades ago, heartbroken and single, I wrote out a list that described the man of my dreams. Less than two years later, my husband and I married, proving that dreams do indeed come true (yes, he met and....

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 09:15:40

Putin’s Mind, Not his Shoes

As Americans, we have the unfortunate habit of thinking about others by seeing their actions and reactions from our point of view. We put ourselves in their figurative shoes, i.e., we know about their situation, constraints, advantages and options, but....

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 09:15:12

Caring, Working and Strenghtening

The first two months of 2014 are all but done, and there is only a little more than eight months until the midterm elections. The House is projected to remain Republican. In the Senate, the seats up for election are....

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