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Not all circus acts are at Civic Center

By   /  February 4, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil’s foot, Teach me to hear mermaid’s singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find What wind Serves to advance an honest mind. Song John Donne 1633 AD This week [...]

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Will 2010 census show Albany growth?

By   /  January 20, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet The Heart is the Capital of the Mind – The Mind is a single State – The Heart and the Mind together make A single Continent – One is the Population – Numerous enough – This ecstatic Nation Seek – it is Yourself The Heart Is the Capital of the Mind Emily Dickinson 1876 [...]

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An open letter to Roy Rogers

By   /  January 13, 2010  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet By Sonny Lofton I draw the curtains as the sky goes black And set a match to candles sheathed in glass Against a keyhole draught, the insistent whine Of weather through the unseen aperture. This is our sole defense against the season; There are the things that we have learned to do Who live [...]

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Albany Georgia Not what I thought it would be

By   /  December 11, 2009  /  News, Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet A 2010 wish list I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuffed with the stuff that is course and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, One of [...]

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What I owe Jews: A Christmas story

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Much Madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Much Sense-the starkest Madness- ‘Tis the Majority In this, as All prevail- Assent – and you are sane- Demur-you’re straightway dangerous- And handled with a Chain- Emily Dickenson/Poem 435 The holiday for Christians is fast upon us. The celebration of our Savior’s birth comes December [...]

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Sports broadcasting: A career unintended

By   /  November 19, 2009  /  News, Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Beside my bed the bright moonbeams bound Almost as if there were frost on the ground Rising up, I gaze at the Mountain moon; Lying back, I think of my old home town. Li Bo, Quiet Night Thoughts Poet   Tang Dynasty 700 A.D. It was Friday afternoon and I was headed down U.S. 19 [...]

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On the greatest generation

By   /  November 9, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet I would like to be the air That inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary. Margaret Atwood “Variation on the word sleep”; 1981 My writing skills are not what they used to be. Some nights the words flow like spring raindrops and other nights they [...]

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Education: Lack of motivation endures in Albany

By   /  November 4, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton  /   Comments

Tweet Through being considered clever I have suffered much….. If you put new ideas before the eyes of fools They’ll think you foolish and worthless into the bargain; And if you are thought superior to those who have Some reputation for learning, you will become hated Euripides Medea  (Greek); 480-406 B.C. Motivation, or the lack [...]

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It’s time to purge Albany High sports

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet More than half a century ago, the Albany High Indians won their third state football title. They had won several south Georgia titles back in the 1920s and 1930s, and that was the highest honor since state titles weren’t widespread in those days. How Dreary — to be — Somebody! How public — like a Frog — [...]

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Valdosta loses by 42; Civilization collapsing?

By   /  October 14, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet The annual “Winnersville Classic” in Valdosta was won by Lowndes 57-15 this past weekend. More than four decades of sports coverage in south Georgia had not prepared me for this final score. This just doesn’t happen to a Valdosta High School team. But, there it was staring at me from the WALB High School [...]

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