Elliott Brack’s Perspective

BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Look for a wide-open Seventh District (mostly Gwinnett) Congressional race next year.

If you got cranky because of all the television political advertising over the Sixth District Congressional race, it may be only a precursor of what we’ll see here in our Seventh District race next year.

BRACK: Enjoying the congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C.

BRACK: Enjoying the congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C.

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The day after the Congressional shooting last week, my wife and I were in Washington, D.C. visiting our youngest daughter, who will soon be moving to Charleston, S. C.

Catherine suggested: “Let’s go to the Congressional baseball game,” and we did. What a great night it was!

Luther

BRACK: Ever stop to consider: Martin Luther also had a love life!

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | When Martin Luther, the great reformer, comes to mind, you never think of his personal life or his love life. He’s the major figure associated with the beginning of the Protestant Revolution, a figure whose pronouncements even today influence the lives of the world. He’s venerated- — but of course not by the Catholic church.

BRACK: Viewing dress at the airport, and how to present Georgia’s weather

BRACK: Viewing dress at the airport, and how to present Georgia’s weather

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Spend time at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and you get to see a continuing distinctive display of people walking by, decked out in all kinds of outfits for their travel. America’s clothing today is a far cry from the once common more formal apparel for airline travel. You see few people “dressed up.”

This is a proposed conception for a new pedestrian bridge at Rogers Bridge Park. Duluth is working with other governments on this proposal.

BRACK: It’s thrilling to see downtown Duluth plan coming together

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Good government doesn’t come easily. People have to work at it.

It’s been thrilling to me recently to learn more about several Gwinnett municipal governments and their plans for the future. We’ve written about some cities, including a capsule compilation of what several of the governments are up to. (GwinnettForum, May 19, 2017).

BRACK: An eerie moment after reading a south Georgia newspaper

BRACK: An eerie moment after reading a south Georgia newspaper

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today is catch-up day, with a couple of items to write about.

But first: the day after writing last edition’s perspective, I got a jolt.

BRACK: Another local soldier falls abroad; No more build-up, President Trump

BRACK: Another local soldier falls abroad; No more build-up, President Trump

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It was near the start of the war in Viet Nam. This war was a long distance away, though Americans could see its action on the six o’clock news each night. But then that illusion of the war being distant was shattered when a local young soldier, was killed in Viet Nam. With modern transportation, his body soon arrived home.

BRACK: Americans distinctively thrive under our Bill of Rights

BRACK: Americans distinctively thrive under our Bill of Rights

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Most Americans probably don’t realize how unique are their individual rights, compared to people living under other governments.

Our Founding Fathers, in all their inspired wisdom, gave early Americans more rights than previously had any government anywhere in the world. Those same rights, often multiplied in some ways, remain a cornerstone of living in the United States and go a long way in defining what it is to be an American.

BRACK: Gwinnett’s great diversity makes one newcomer feel comfortable

BRACK: Gwinnett’s great diversity makes one newcomer feel comfortable

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Most of us feel comfortable, we had presumed, in our native surroundings. Then a comment this week made me re-think this idea. And it gives a new insight of what it means to live in Gwinnett County, at least to one individual.

This person has lived in Gwinnett four years. He asks: “How in the heck did someone like me, end up somewhere like here?”

The Sloan house.

BRACK: What happens when a film crew wants your house

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | With Georgia being discovered these days for filming movies and television series, who knows? A location scout could knock on your door! Your home could be in demand for filming. Recently a crew from the Oprah Television series, Greenleaf, was filming in Norcross, right next door to our home.

The filming was at the home of Bonnie and Ben Sloan, with the home picked because of its modern appearance. Ben said: “It looked like a modern contemporary home that fit the screen character of one of the young single guys in the series.”