I’ve Been Bad — Very Bad

I’ve been bad — very bad.

I haven’t posted on my blog since I wrote this  seven months ago.

There are no reasons — only excuses. So I’ll spare you.


The blog post was about a ceremony for Austin Callaway — a young African-American man who was lynched in Troup County, Ga., in 1940. The occasion which honored him was held at Warren Temple United Methodist Church in LaGrange. It was uplifting, inspiring and unifying.

We were into the first 30 days of a new administration and I sure needed some lifting up.

And now, here we are — many of us feeling more despondent than ever about the level of hate and prejudice in our country. So I’m going to take up where I left off in January.

But I am not naive. And I know I can’t do anything about the following:

  • Steve Bannon and Steve Bannon look-alikes:
    • They are here, they’ve always been here, and, unfortunately, their sorry asses aren’t going anywhere.
  • The angry, violent men and women in the Charlottesville video footage:
    • Because they worship the likes of Steve Bannon.
  • The folks who outwardly AND inwardly hate those of different races, genders, religions, and social strata.
    • Because they worship the likes of Steve Bannon.

And as we all know, folks are free to worship whomever they choose.

But I am determined and I can do the following:

  • I will never waver from this message that there is nothing superior about white supremacy. It is an ignorant, hate-based movement that is the antithesis to what is touted as true Christianity.
  • I will also find a way to put words into action…

…which is something I’m going to tell you about in my next post.

I’m going to talk about trust-building — a critical component to all relationships — whether in personal, business, or community settings — and how you can get involved.

So if you believe everyone deserves a chance to sit at the table, you might find the next installment interesting.

Until then, beware of the Steve Bannons.



About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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6 Responses to I’ve Been Bad — Very Bad

  1. csufit says:

    Great Pam. Thanks!

  2. Beverly Whiddon says:

    I’ve missed your blog, Pam! And, today I needed to feel a kindred spirit here in trump country, so thank you and I look forward to your next post.

  3. I am SO glad…more to come.

  4. El Connolly says:

    A “trust-building” blog is needed at this time. good for you..David Brooks NYT) had an opinion page titled “Getting Trump out of my brain”….Lots of good people see the necessity of “words in action” to bring abou tsome peace in this country. You go girl!

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