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Thu
20
Apr

The realities of parenthood

 

My son walked into our living room the other night with that look on his face, the one that tells me he’s about to ask for something.

“Can you get me some food?” he asked with a certain amount of caution.

I tend to react poorly to any suggestion that I get off the couch once I have parked my bohonkus upon it for the evening.

“Food!” I barked. “I just got you food yesterday. You need more already.”

This may sound slightly absurd to most folks, but parents know exactly what I mean.

When you have a child, they never stop asking for stuff with food chief among those requests.

If you are among those who think that having a child will bring joy into your life, I’m here to tell you, dear reader, that’s not all they bring.

As I mentioned, children demand to be fed from day one of their existence. Most of them want to be fed at least three times per day with assorted gedunk in between.

Thu
20
Apr

Classroom Teachers

 

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

We’ve all heard this before: “I would love to be a teacher and have my summers off.” We also hear official talk about how they can fix failing schools, raise test scores, and lower drop-out rates. Since we all have attended school at some point in our lives, it now seems that everyone is an expert on educational matters, especially politicians.

 

Thu
13
Apr

Museums not to miss

Museums not to miss

 

Hank Segars

Lakelife Associate Editor

 

Thu
13
Apr

Chain of fools

 

 

After a suitably stiff recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief prayer, the meeting was called to order.

A man wearing a frayed straw hat rose in the audience and asked if he could speak.

Thu
06
Apr

Mausoleums of desire: A millennial drifts through a mall

Katherine Klimt

katherine@lakeoconeenews.us

 

Thu
06
Apr

It’s all about me this week, folks

 

 

Before we begin this week’s proceedings, I wanted to share a sentence I read on the accuweather.com site last week as storms approached the Lake Oconee area.

Thu
06
Apr

Romo era officially ends

By Justin Hubbard

 

“It's time to say goodbye to yesterday, This is where the cowboy rides away” – George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away” 

I don’t think I’ve told our readers the story of how I became a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. 

Sometime in 2006 or 2007 – I can never exactly remember – I was at home one Saturday morning and had nothing to do. I flipped through our TV channels and, after deciding there was nothing better on, watched a few shows on the NFL Network that were all about the Cowboys.  

One was a “top 10 Dallas Cowboys” show. Another recounted the career of the great Roger Staubach. Other shows broke down each of the Cowboys’ great eras: the Staubach/Drew Pearson/“Doomsday Defense” era, the Danny White/“Too Tall” Jones/Tony Dorsett era and the Triplets era. 

Thu
06
Apr

Berry’s Trail anglers compete at Lake Sinclair

By Bobby Peoples

 

On Saturday, March 18, beautiful weather greeted the 134 two-man teams as they descended on Lake Sinclair in search of largemouth bass. This was the fifth tournament of the year for this popular tournament trail that will culminate in late May with a two-day classic event. 

This entire spring fishing season has been hard to pattern due to the back and forth weather patterns with a mix of cold weather and very warm weather. Normally the anglers would have been fishing the tournament during the largemouth bass spawning period but the weather had initially delayed the spawn. Then warm weather speeded the spawn up. 

Thu
30
Mar

Don’t sleep on this year’s Braves team

By Justin Hubbard

 

The return of the greatest game ever played is nigh.

Major League Baseball kicks off the 2017 season this Sunday with a slate of what could be three great games: New York Yankees at Tampa Rays (1 p.m.), San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks (4 p.m.) and Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (8 p.m.).

A quick aside: I love that Opening Day schedule. In recent years, we’ve seen the very first day of baseball feature as little as one game or as many as 13; with this year’s format, we’ve got three divisional games to watch, and, given their start times and the fact they’re all airing on ESPN, it should be easy for fans to catch all three. Well done, MLB.

The Atlanta Braves won’t start until Monday, when they play at the New York Mets, at 1 p.m. (It’s OK if you call in sick Monday. I won’t rat you out.)

Thu
30
Mar

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

 

 

Mustard is yellow

Ketchup is red

If you ever leave me

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