A “thank you” to former President Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter’s announcement that his cancer has spread to his brain rocked the world, and it also forced a sobering realization upon us all.  One of the world’s great peacemakers is, indeed, mortal and, sooner or later, we will be diminished by his eventual passing. During my on-campus career at Georgia Southwestern State University in the mid-1990s, I had the privilege of meeting President Carter twice.  I cannot remember the details of what happened, simply that the former Managing Editor of the Americus Times-Recorder, Rudy Hayes, introduced me to the former President.  It was a humbling, electrifying experience for … Continue reading A “thank you” to former President Jimmy Carter