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Seventy-five, 80 feet up the hillside. About 10 more feet to go from the top. Waterfall splashing, crashing, dashing beside of me. Hands and feet are the day’s equipment. No ropes. No harnesses. No net below.

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The News Literacy Project is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit to educate the public on how to detect false and misleading information. It has compiled 10 takeaways from distortions by social media and other sources in 2021.

If Mark Zuckerberg seems irritable, he has good reason. His Facebook Empire is facing a digital scandal provoked by a former employee turned whistleblower.

“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” – John Thune. 

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse” to celebrate the 200th-year anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

“When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day; to some new bird each hour we listen.” – Lucy Larcom.

At Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee came to surrender his forces to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the Confederate general likely felt a myriad of emotions.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it’s loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

“Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.” – Ogden Nash.

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” -Nicholas Sparks. “When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.”  – Autumn Morning Star.

“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” – Charmaine J. Forde.

In the 10 years that I was privileged to represent the First District of Georgia in the United States Congress, I lived in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol; in an old building owned by the United Methodist Church located between the Supreme Court and the Senate Office buildings.

I am writing due to an overwhelming concern for the educational environment in Tift County.I am a former resident of Tift County (30 years) and was a science teacher in South Georgia systems for 27 years (Worth, Ben Hill, Tift). I have worked with many talented staff, including the current s…

“In life, when you encounter mean and hurtful people, treat them like sandpaper. No matter how rough they may scrub you, you end up polished and smooth.” Nishan Panwar.


“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope


“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer.


“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” — Charmaine J. Forde.


“Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise.” – Gladys Taber. 


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus.


Thirteen years ago, we made our first trip to the Navajo Nation in Arizona with Pastor Charles Dennis, “the singing preacher.”  

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