Georgia on My Mind

The race for the Presidency may be all over but the whining, but the race for the ability to effectively govern still hangs in the balance. Since 2014, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has had a choke hold on legislation once it reached the Senate. Since 2016 he has played the role of the…

Scared Yet? Just Wait

We don’t need Halloween as a fear factor this year. There’s plenty of scary stuff out there already, and what makes it the scariest of all is the fact that the dangers are real. We’ve been wearing the most frightening masks possible for nearly eight months now – masks to help protect us and others…

Interview with a Fly

The most exiting two minutes of the Pence-Harris Vice Presidential Debate on October 7 was due to the sustained presence of a fly on the head of the Vice President – a fly that stood its ground and would not be moved. It appeared that the fly was noticed by everyone EXCEPT the Vice President….

Things That Go “Trump” in the Broad Light of Day

(DonkeyHotey/Flickr) From ghoulies and ghostiesAnd long-leggedy beastiesAnd things that go bump in the night,Good Lord, deliver us! (traditional Scottish prayer)             Very little scares us more than the unknown. These days there are plenty of known things to scare the literal hell out of us. COVID-19 has killed more than 200,000 Americans. Unemployment rates soared…

The Importance of the Human Connection in Perilous Times

One of the many remarkable things about Ruth Bader Ginsburg was her ability to disagree agreeably. She famously said, “Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Notably, despite being passionately on different ends of the philosophical legal spectrum, Justices Ginsburg (liberal)…

A Transitional Presidency?

Randy Weeks Joe Biden has called himself a “transitional” candidate, suggesting President John F. Kennedy’s famous words from his inaugural address: Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans… If Joe Biden truly is a transitional…

The Case for Non-Masking

Randy Weeks             Last week I was on a cross-country domestic flight from Tennessee to California. A pilot who was dead-heading wore a mask below the nose the entire way. There were several discussions between the pilot and an attendant, but the attendant either failed to ask the pilot to wear the mask properly, or…

Loving Kanye

Randy Weeks randallsweeks@gmail.com Kanye’s in trouble―at least that’s how it seems. A lot of friends of the rapper-evangelist-Presidential candidate―and those terms aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive―have publicly expressed concern over Kanye’s recent erratic behavior. Kim Kardashian has talked openly of her worries over her husband’s mental state. Reportedly diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, Kanye supposedly doesn’t…

JOHN LEWIS: His Truth Is Marching On!

Randy Weeks                                                                                                 (Photo: AJC.Com) We have lost a great champion of justice and equality in our nation and world. John Lewis, son of Alabama sharecroppers, Lion of the Civil Rights Movement, and U.S. Representative from Georgia died at the age of 80 on Friday, July 17, 2020. While another massive part of the heart…

MISSISSIPPI: CHANGING OR STILL BURNING?

Randy Weeks On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 I sat on The Balcony of the upstairs bar of the City Grocery restaurant on The Square in Oxford, Mississippi. Looking across the way at the Lafayette County Courthouse, I smiled―not because of anything I saw, but because of what I didn’t see. The Mississippi state flag, the…