Christmas is upon us and with it the holiday party scene. A few of us guys were sitting around the other day talking about having a little get-together to celebrate the season.
During this holiday season, I'm thankful for:
Gen. David Petraeus, his buff girlfriend, that buxom woman from Tampa and the other general, whatever his name is, are proving once again the truth of a saying that's been around a long time:
My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County is glad the elections are over.
There's a new television show called Nashville that's pretty eye-catching.
It's time to lay the Electoral College to rest – or at least to alter it from a system that worked well in the 1700s but is hopelessly outdated now.
• Founded in 1933 during the Great Depression, Newsweek became a journalistic force of the 20th century; its weekly wrap-up of the news events affecting the world was required reading for those who wanted to be in the know. When the print woes that have affected the entire magazine industry, and much of the newspaper industry, became too severe, it switched to a sort of combination print-online publication. But last week, facing mounting losses, Newsweek gave up the ghost and cancelled its print edition. It's a sad occurrence, but a sign of the times in the magazine business.
The National Council on Presidential Debates is considering adding a mud-wrestling component to the final meeting between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, says Council president Ric Flair.
There's this prison, you see, but there's something different about it. People who visit don't come away with visions of iron bars and murderers and breakouts and hardened men desperate to find a way out.
Research tells us Americans are getting smarter as time goes by.
You might not be finding much to laugh about these days.
It was half a century ago this month that President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.
These figures are staggering:
Let's be Olympic champions, you and me.
A new e-book says the early morning hours -- we're talking about getting up early, not staying awake till the wee hours -- are best for getting things accomplished.
After I wrote a column last week detailing my secret dream of becoming a symphony conductor, my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Like most people, I'm interested in the public school system of this county and state. Often my interest goes beyond that, to other areas of the country, especially urban school systems, which have often struggled.
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