A big ‘thank you” to everyone who participated in the 2013 United Way of Colquitt County Campaign.
United Way plays a very unique and important role in our community. To put it simply, United Way is not about one cause or issue. It is about taking a holistic viewpoint of our community. It is about understanding the gravity and interconnectedness of all the social challenges we face. And it is about empowering a community to work together to build real solutions for today, tomorrow and forever.
The fact is poverty, homelessness, family violence; low graduation and literacy rates truly affect us all. When someone in our community has no shelter or a child at any one of our local schools is going hungry, the strength of our entire community is weakened. There is no doubt, we are all connected.
When you participated in the United Way Campaign this fall, you said ‘yes’ to sharing your time, your talent and your resources in favor of the common good. . . ‘yes’ to working united as a community for the community.
We thank you for your participation in our campaign and the success you afforded us to continue to work to provide solutions for our community issues.
2013 Campaign Chair
- Rant and Rave for 3/07/14
We’re inundated with self-help experts
Several years ago I wrote a column about self-help books. I had been in a large book store and there was a whole section devoted to books that are supposed to help one overcome a wide array of shortcomings. Well since then, it seems the self-help sections of book stores have grown immensely.
Their behavior seems somewhat hypocritical
Our state legislators are at it again.
Senate Bill 98 will prevent abortion coverage under any state or federal healthcare plan in Georgia except for a medical emergency. Apparently there is no exception even for rape or incest.
- Rant and Rave for 3/06/14
Where is accountability in regard to vet benefits?
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans.
- Rant and Rave for 3/05/14
- Rant and Rave for 3/04/14
The art of orchestrating some conflict
I think I’m becoming too much of a television critic. But it’s fun.
It seems I can hardly watch television anymore without pointing out the flaws of the programming. And then I realize that without those flaws, the show would only last five minutes.
- Rant and Rave for 2/28/14
And what are those people smoking?
So this fellow asked me what I thought about the bill that passed the state House to allow a person to carry a gun into a church. I told him that I had never heard a sermon that bad nor a choir that much off key.
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