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Charles E. Richardson is a Knight Fellow at Duke University and the University of Maryland. He's taken courses in journalism and not-for-profit governance at Harvard. He has served on several civic boards and is the past state chairman for Kids Voting - Georgia and former chairman of the board for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.

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    RICHARDSON: Keys to fatherhood

    Father’s Day is a mixture of -- in the words of Frankie Beverly and Maze, “Joy and pain. Sunshine and rain.” Being a father is an awesome God-given responsibility, but no matter how painful it can be at times, the joy is beyond my vocabulary.

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    RICHARDSON: Taking an afternoon stroll

    I have a habit. I love to walk, and not necessarily for exercise -- although my doctors stay on my case about that, too. I like to walk because I can see and learn more about where I’m walking.

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    RICHARDSON: ‘Back in the day’

    I know you’ve heard the term “back in the day.” Some just say “old school,” like it conveys greater understanding or wisdom to the one saying it. But what does it really mean?

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    Today's high-achieving youth

    It struck me the other day, Tuesday to be exact, that I’ve wasted a lot of ink over the past couple of columns talking about young people who have probably never picked up a newspaper or gone to a news site and wouldn’t know a current event if it fell out of the sky and landed on them...

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    RICHARDSON: Advice for 2015 high school grads

    Last week this space dealt with college graduates. This week, many students will finish up their high school careers. Some know what lies ahead. They know what institutions of higher education they will attend, and their lives are all planned -- until they get there.

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    RICHARDSON: A little advice for the class of 2015

    Well, it’s that time of year again. This time it’s the class of 2015 that’s looking to flip the tassel and head off into a new phase of life. By the time you read this, most colleges will have had the pomp and circumstance of their ceremonies, but graduates sat there in a daze...

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    RICHARDSON: New superintendent makes his first moves

    The new Bibb County school Superintendent Curtis Jones has made his first substantial moves since taking the position last month. The school board approved two principals, Eclan David for Ballard-Hudson Middle School, and Dexter Martin for Southwest High School. Both educators come from the Griffin...

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    RICHARDSON: Don’t tug on Superman’s cape

    “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”

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    RICHARDSON: Stupid car tricks

    Maybe it’s just me, but in the past few weeks I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. It’s possible that Tony Rojas, director of the Macon Water Authority, had someone throw an extra batch of stupid in the water supply (just kidding). Have you noticed people driving with reckless abandon...

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    RICHARDSON: Collateral damage

    There are about 800,000 full- and part-time law enforcement officers who are getting tired -- very tired. Every time they look around another one of their colleagues is being called into question for using deadly force against an unarmed man. If the officers are white and the victim is black, they...

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