C. Mark Walker

C.Mark Walker is a visual artist. He received his education at Reinhardt College Art, where he was awarded a major art scholarship. He also received a degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Jasper, Georgia, and enjoys playing guitar, surfing, fresh water fishing, and the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpting, and writing.

Trash: A Sad Situation

Today, I was driving down the Old Federal Road off Highway 369 in Forsyth County, Georgia, to watch hobbyists flying model airplanes over a field next to the Etowah River.  I recall how my father used to like to take the same route because he was a historian and the Federal Road was important in Georgia history.   It is also a beautiful road that runs parallel to hilly farms and country goodness.    Continue Reading...

ADHD Nation

According to the Mayo Clinic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is “a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.”  Boys are most frequently targeted with the diagnosis.  What we need to do is evaluate what constitutes a diagnosis, and what its ramifications are. Our education system treats children’s innately energetic nature as a Continue Reading...

Slavery by any Other Name

It is the same spirit that says, 'You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.' No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle. - Abraham Lincoln, 1858 Continue Reading...

States’ Rights

My father liked history, especially family histories, and he wrote several books.  My mother wanted him to write about her family and he gave it some effort but abandoned the endeavor after claiming there wasn’t enough information available to write an entire book.  He did some research, though, and did document the genealogy of her ancestors in White County, Georgia. Continue Reading...

Right to Work State

Georgia is a “Right to Work” state.  I never really cared or even knew what that meant before.  A vague explanation of it on Wikipedia still leaves me wondering.  If it means good jobs with benefits, healthcare, and retirement, well Georgia certainly has very few of those anymore, especially for the unskilled and the undervalued. Right to Work in truth translates to jobs with no benefits, wages below the poverty level, Continue Reading...