Archive for June, 2016

A testament to the beauty of multiculturalism

Monday, June 27th, 2016

576a21c325193.image“The world is violent and mercurial — it will have its way with you … We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.”

Tennessee Williams

The last time I wrote for the Rome News-Tribune was in 1977, as a young reporter. I remember only two articles I did during that six-month period: Coverage of iconic Southern writer Eudora Welty’s lecture at Berry College, and a follow-up on the death of Elvis Presley, for which I interviewed local residents on their reactions to the King’s demise. (more…)

Voting, maintaining political power

Monday, June 13th, 2016

charles loveThroughout our brief history, the central conflict has been between those that envision a government determined by and working for its entire people and those that guarantee the rights of a select few at the expense of all others.

Voting is central to the equality of all Americans. It was considered an inalienable right for men to be free to determine their future. (more…)

The Sixth Extinction

Monday, June 6th, 2016

rex hussmann“There have been five major extinction events since complex animals evolved over 500 million years ago. … Right now we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, this time caused solely by humanity’s transformation of the ecological landscape” — Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction (more…)

Switching parties, what difference does it make?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

buddy childersI waited until the party primaries were over before writing this, as I felt doing so would provide a greater weight to what I am about to say. The question has burned in me since four of our local office holders switched parties and their announcements found the way to the front page of our newspaper. (more…)

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