Unhinged Folly ~ Andy Offutt Irwin

This essay appeared in The Covington [GA] News on July 6, 2022. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of folly out there. And it’s important to remember that… “Folly is a more dangerous enemy to the good than evil…There is no defense against folly. Neither...

A Day in the Life of James Madison

I was at a reception on a riverside screened-in patio somewhere in South Georgia, a convivial, countrified place that was bedecked with old pressed-metal advertising signs. Right next to a Coke-bottle-shaped thermometer (in mint condition), I spied one of those...

CoronaKudzu

This essay was begun on October 7, 2020. It was submitted to The Covington News soon after. It was published there on October 17, 2020.  ______________________________________ CoronaKudzu Because of social-distancing changes in the television industry, a particularly...

Make My Community More Better

Today is July 4, 2020. I feel obliged to write this italicized section, but skip it if you have a mind to. I wrote this essay for my home town paper, The Covington News, where I have been a monthly columnist since 2015. It has been on their desks for two publishing...

Mr. Buggy Man

Published in The Covington News – April 11,2020     As it is with many of us, I am trying to navigate my way through this quarantine-economy. This is the period of social distancing but I have always been in the social gathering business. Yes, I put all my...

Praying at Facebook

August 7, 2019 Hypothesis: More people pray when scrolling through Facebook than in church. Here is a bit of observational comedy I have tried to say from stage, but has fallen flat: “The number of friends you have on Facebook is directly proportional to how...

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