A recent study finds that masks prevented as many as 450,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States in states that enacted the requirement between April 8 and May 15. — Journal of Health Affairs, June 25, 2020.

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Students of history constantly state the main reason why they dislike studying the past is due to the large number of dates and lists of dead people they must remember.

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Even if you are not a Bible-believing, God-fearing Christ follower, the apostle Paul’s encouragement to the Philippian Church is wise council for every person in every generation: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal…

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Political satire is hard under ordinary circumstances, so it’s darn near impossible in our current bonkers climate. Anything that seems heightened or outlandish is almost instantly outdated because of our government’s real-world insanity.

Throughout life there’s no escaping our unavoidable “deer in the headlights” moments; times when we’re caught off guard as either the “deer,” or the person about to careen into that poor deer. It’s then when we’re confronted with that split-second decision, occasionally with dire consequences.

My daughter posted a memory on her Facebook page the other day. It was a post she made back when 2020 was a brand spanking new year full of promise and hope. She stated at that time what an amazing year it would be, and for our family it still holds great promise as our son’s first child wil…

Stories and memories abound in my mind as Father’s Day approaches. I could do an hour of standup comedy relating tales of being “dad” to three awesome children. Certainly there were proud moments, tender moments, and many celebrations through the years of birthdays and special holidays. Remi…

To the uninitiated, a QSL card might appear to be little more than an ornate postcard. The typical QSL card is 3.5 by 5.5 inches of thick paper, and is detailed with personal information to include name, radio call-sign, and physical address. A QSL card is a written confirmation of radio com…

This image shows a few unidentified people on the Aderhold Ferry which was located along the Chattahoochee River between Buzzard Roost Island and the mouth of Sweetwater Creek. In 1899, a trio of young men decided to swipe the ferryman’s box of fish with legal consequences.

There is an old idiom that warns, “Give him an inch, he’ll take a mile.” It refers to making a small concession, and then the other person using it to take advantage in a much larger way. Some people live by that philosophy: as long as the other person says “yes,” keep taking.

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During the summer of 1950 farmers in Douglas County were set on regaining an important title — the number one tomato growing county in the state of Georgia! After leading the state for a few years in the production of tomatoes, Douglas County had fallen fourth in the state regarding tomato p…

I don’t put a lot of confidence in polls, but a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had an interesting finding. It found 80% of Americans feel our country is “out of control.” By political party, that included 92% of Democrats and 66% of Republicans. I suppose the two parties differ on …

Interesting concept! Just what does it mean, “Breaking the Silence?” Some parents pray for silence while others are satisfied to accept whatever that is being said as just part of the growing up process.