Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

Another giant leaves the stage ...

You had a good run, Merle, and you packed a lot of hard living into those 79 years.

I could pick any number of songs from the Haggard songbook as a way to honor his passing this week, but here's one of my personal favorites. It showcases his voice nicely, and I love the rhythm of it, the Bob Wills, Texas-swing lilt of it. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.