Brambleman’s story begins on Dec. 26

The eReader version is only 99 cents! Chapter One In the silence between the clatter of dishes and the waitress’s barked order, Charlie Sherman heard himself dripping. He counted tiny splashes on the laminated menu: one, two, three. Waving to get the server’s attention accelerated the patter. Interesting. It was late on the night after Christmas, and less than an hour…

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Forsyth County embezzler is going to … probation

Update: Guilty of stealing $32,000 from PTO; 15 years’ probation and restitution.  See story.  She also claims she made a “mistake.” Rarely do I get hold of a story that fits both my blogs: Chain Gang Elementary and  Brambleman, but this one does. It’s a case of PTO embezzlement coming out of Forsyth County, Geeorgia–the setting of Brambleman.  One of…

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Georgia’s most famous runaway slaves: William and Ellen Craft

I remain appalled at the “content” (or rather, the lack thereof) taught in Georgia’s 8th grade classrooms about the state’s history—and especially the short shrift its deep and rich African-American history receives. Of course, the same can be said for the nation’s classrooms during Black History Month. (Why February? Comedian Chris Rock once said, “Because it’s the shortest month.”) There would…

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Secession? Not again!

Maybe Obama is like Lincoln, after all.  I hope they don’t adopt this flag. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Following President Barack Obama’s re-election, residents of more than 30 states have signed petitions asking to secede from the union. Georgia, with one notable secession under its belt, is among them. By Wednesday, the Georgia petition online at whitehouse.gov soared past the…

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Simmer down, folks

I saw a Youtube video of an Oklahoma TV weatherman giving out driving directions to Canada for disgruntled voters. Romney took the state with more than tw0-thirds of the vote. That was kind of funny, but people need to simmer down. From Talking Points Memo: The re-election of President Obama last week was just too much for some conservatives to…

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