I spent last week helping to assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it. Actually, what they were seeking is not a job; it is a calling. And my life here and in the hereafter depends on how well they do it.
When I first started writing about politics, my conservative friends would preach the gospel of "local control." They believed that local governments did a better job of running things because local officeholders were closer to the people who elected them.
The Legislature begins the last three weeks of the 2015 session having passed "crossover day." Most of the top issues remain to be settled. Transportation, medical marijuana and the 2016 budget will all ultimately be completed by conference committees.
Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that deserve not even second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think and in some cases even insist are real.
On March 13, we reached day 30 of the 2015 legislative session. This date, which is also known as "crossover day," is the final chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated. Listed below is a brief description of several bills that passed the House and are moving forward.
Last week, the General Assembly passed the 30th legislative day, or "crossover day" as it's commonly referred. As I have mentioned before, any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the Senate or the House of Representatives is dead legislation until we reconvene next year.
On Sunday evenings this spring, CNN is airing a new docudrama series entitled "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, and Forgery." The series is based on the book of the same name by David Gibson and Michael McKinley.
Monday, March 9: I was honored this past weekend to speak at the 270th birthday celebration of Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous American Revolutionary War hero who is buried in Monterey Square in Savannah. I also had the opportunity to wish my good friend Jerry Loupe a happy 80th birthday as well as attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony of Brett Kohler in Ellabell. Brett is the youngest of three brothers who have all earned the rank of Eagle Scout. It was truly an honor for me to be invited to this ceremony and have the opportunity to ...
March 17, 2015|
By U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter
SCARY TOWN — I am not an extreme sport guy. I wish I were, it’d make me much cooler. In fact, my wife and I just got life insurance, and we were asked the following questions: Do you SCUBA dive? Do you skydive? Do you rock climb? Do you ski?
Maturing early may not be the only way children who face adversity age. Researchers have found that children who experienced childhood adversity or psychiatric disorders when young may age faster at a cellular level. Stress is also linked to health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
January 25, 2015|
Lois M. Collins
Deseret Media Companies
15 nanometers. That’s how small the LIFESAVER® bottle 4000UF filters down to. What exactly does that mean? Well, the smallest known virus (Polio) is 25 nanometers. With this super-efficient filter, you can drink in peace knowing that it’s screened out all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and microbiological waterborne pathogens known to man.
Australian scientist, artist and mom Sonia Singh grew up playing with dolls that were homemade or found at second-hand stores. Now, as an adult, Singh enjoys re-working discarded toys and giving them new life.
January 25, 2015|
Sarah Sanders Petersen
Just prior to our marriage, we had gone to a wise and wonderful mentor as a young, engaged couple seeking marital advice. How do we make our marriage strong and durable? How do we become good partners? How do we find synergy? We were expecting to get some consulting on communication, on trust, on unity, on prioritizing each other; and instead he chose to talk about physical intimacy — about sex.
January 23, 2015|
Linda and Richard Eyre
The opening scenes of filmmaker Greg Whiteley’s latest documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month, “Most Likely to Succeed,” find his daughter Scout crying in frustration while her mother and fourth-grade teacher discuss Scout's performance.
January 23, 2015|
Avocado instead of butter? Chia seeds instead of eggs? Pinterest is covered in baking substitute charts to help you bake the world's healthiest cookies. While I can't say I have ever made avocado cookies, I do appreciate all the mid-cooking trips to the store these charts have saved me. (Out of baking powder? Grab the cream of tartar and baking soda.)
January 22, 2015|
VEGGIEVILLE — Based on the informal poll I just took in my head, people dwell within two camps when it comes to rats: First, they are foul scavengers who will eat anything as they live in dumpsters and sewers, and second, they live under hats and are master chefs a la “Ratatouille."
According to a new report cited by CNN Money, Americans lie to their spouses about what they spend their money on. The report said one in five Americans don't tell their spouse about a purchase of $500 or more. And 7.2 million Americans haven’t told their spouses about a secret bank account they have.
January 22, 2015|