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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Twofer: Parham and the book of Eli; Obama One Year In

Couple links here on the Tuesday after the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

First my friend Robert Parham has gotten great endorsement from The Book of Eli's Denzel Washington.
I feel like I know Denzel, having a lifelong friend who has known Denzel since early 80's. And that preacher's kid stuff gives you a way of looking at the world, allthem Stories from the Bible growing up never leave you.
Here is a great tribute to not only to Denzel but to Robert Parham and his effort on www.differentbookscommonword.com

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php?viewStory=15479

And Religion dispatches has great piece up today, strong piece on the Obama Presidency One Year End in the framework of the Mass Senate Race between Coakley and Scott

Takes strong measure of the United States at this point as well.
We are all in this thing together, and I hope that registers with Mary Anne Cole, Lowell Barron, the Morgan family and other forces in Northeast Alabama and your region as well.

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/politics/2200/coakley_v._brown%3A_democrats_search_%28for%29_their_souls/

Mark Morgan, Casey Mattox, Mart Gray, Annie Lucas Brown and others may want to read the latest David Maraniss collection of essays on Roberto Clemente, Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi and the relationship between MLKing, Jr., and Jesse Jackson.

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