Posts tagged with "Sunday Morning Meditation"

Sunday Morning Meditation – Infinite Wisdom

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 13, 2016

The Decatur School Board won’t reveal the name of an investigator who’s looking into an embarrassing situation for City Schools of Decatur. Board members also won’t say if the investigator is being paid. Susan Riley, a beloved media clerk at Decatur High, remains in limbo. Superintendent David Dude recently fired her, for reasons that aren’t […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Unnecessary Secrecy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 13, 2015

This post has been updated. Governments are owned by the people they serve. The people may not realize it, or may not feel that it is truly theirs, but it is. Because governments are owned by the people they serve, it is important that a government’s actions are transparent. The state’s Sunshine Laws are intended to […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Derp Horse

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 9, 2015

There’s a certain amount of poetic justice in seeing Donald Trump, king of the jerkasses, upending the GOP presidential primary. I have a few GOP candidates that I like this year. Oddly enough, I like Jeb Bush, even though I think his brother is as dumb as a bag of hammers. It’s against my better […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Off the record

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 14, 2015

Whenever a politician wants to tell the truth, they ask reporters not to write it down. That’s the essence of what “off the record” really means. Politicians, as a general rule, don’t trust the public to interpret unvarnished opinions or cold hard facts. Straight talk could get you run straight out of town. But what […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Momma Bear

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 10, 2015

We were on I-85 South, headed toward Montgomery, Ala. on the second stretch of the Tour de Baby. My infant son, J.P., was in the car seat and I was sitting next to him in the back seat. My wife was driving our red Ford Focus and my mother-in-law was riding shotgun. Two 18-wheelers were […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Regarding Dena

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 3, 2015

Approximately one year ago, I got an email from someone named Dena Mellick. “If you think my copy editing experience at CNN and other local organizations could be of use to you and Decaturish, please let me know,” she wrote. “I am a fan of the site, and it would be an honor to contribute.” […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Dad Medicine

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 22, 2015

Mitch Hedberg once quipped that he never waved at a stranger, because what if they didn’t have hands? Then he’d just look cocky. I feel a little cocky showing off a picture of my newborn son, because I know how easily I could’ve lost him. Jean-Pierre “J.P.” came into this world more than a week […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Checkmate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 15, 2015

This story has been updated.  Somewhere along the way, our country gave up on education. I don’t mean people stopped caring about it. There are people who have made careers out of caring about it. But to date, no one seems to have gotten anything meaningful done about it, aside from making some schools better […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Under Center

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 4, 2015

True leadership doesn’t always translate into victory. I think people forget that sometimes, especially football fans, Alabama fans in particular. The wins come easily for us now under Nick Saban’s tenure. We are so unaccustomed to losing that anything less than perfection feels like a personal insult. Even winning in a less than convincing fashion […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – The Inventory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 28, 2014

Reporters should tell the truth, at least to the best of our ability, even when the truth isn’t all that pretty. I felt pretty good about the results of my first year. Not everything panned out like I wanted it. That never happens in any case. As this year draws to a close, I’ve taken stock […]

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