Jay Bookman

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

Time to kick off the winter blues

The bad spell in the weather seems to have broken, the sun is shining and I'm in the mood for a little uptempo segue into the weekend. So here's the great Billy Joe Shaver with a blistering version of his "I've Been to Georgia on a Fast Train," featuring guitar work by his late son Eddy, who sadly fell prey to a heroin addiction.

If you know Shaver's story, the song is pretty autobiographical, although I'm extremely dubious that he ever rode a fast train to Georgia and given our state Legislature, even more doubtful that he will have a chance to do so in the future.

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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.