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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Deliver us from evil

(Washington Post photo) This is a column I published in The Macon Telegraph on April 25, 1999, after the school shootings in Littleton, Col. We ride to school each weekday morning down familiar streets. The view never changes. The route is rather routine. Yet the journey is always different. Sometimes my 12-year-old son and I [...]

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A gentle giant goes home

Ronnie Marshall was a gentle giant. He had the best smile. I’m not sure I ever saw him when he wasn’t wearing it. Ronnie worked at the Nu-Way on Cotton Avenue. His nickname was “Juicy Mae.” He was a fixture back in the kitchen. I would sometimes pull around and park in the alley that [...]

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The funny paper in living color

Today was a red-letter day in the 186-year history of The Macon Telegraph. It was a sky-blue letter day, a lime-green letter day and a daffodil-yellow letter day. In case you didn’t get the memo, the comic page was in color. That would be nothing new for a Sunday, when the birthright of the comic [...]

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It looked like a Christmas parade. Santa was there. So were a few of his reindeer. The elves made an appearance, too. There was green tinsel on the floats. The fashion of the day was red hats with white tassels. I didn’t feel like a Christmas parade, though. It was 73 degrees when the first [...]

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