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Vacating the Stupid Zone

Vacating the Stupid Zone

Some of us are lucky enough to have colleagues who can provide a sounding board or offer counsel ranging from a simple, "Why?' to a more direct, "Are you out of your mind?"

December 2006

Leaders And Problem Solvers

On Jan. 1, 2007, only two of 10 Metro Atlanta counties - DeKalb and Cobb - will have a lleader who has served more than two years in office.

November 2006

It's Not World War III

The United States has successfully survived and thrived through 50 years in which enemies such as the Soviet Union and Communist China had nuclear weapons on a far greater scale than Iran and North Korea ever will.

November 2006
A Whig Party Revival

A Whig Party Revival

Studies show that Americans in general are disappointed with both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Someone recently suggested that if the old Whig Party put up a candidate they might win.

November 2006
Right Here in Decatur

Right Here in Decatur

In the process of becoming a destination and a desirable place to live, Decatur has chosen to embrace diversity, maintain a good school system, do some serious civic planning and keep its downtown looking spiffy.

November 2006
Out Of Season

Out Of Season

Fall is going by in its usual blur. One day you’re taking a wool sweater out of a plastic bag and the next thing you know, someone is reminding you how many shopping days are left before Christmas.

October 2006
A 20th-Century Doomsday Book

A 20th-Century Doomsday Book

Limits to Growth is a small book with a giant idea — outlining a doomsday forecast for our planet.

October 2006
Bravo, Governor Perdue

Bravo, Governor Perdue

To those who say the governor is playing politics by waiting until his fourth year in office to focus on education, we say, "So what?" We just want it done.

October 2006
Entering A Technology-Free Zone

Entering A Technology-Free Zone

It was the 9-to-5er's equivalent of a dark and stormy night - a gray and chilly morning - technically spring, but feeling a whole lot like winter. The office was icy and dank. Our heating system was in rebellion. Not working.

September 2006
A Prayer for Georgia's 48th Brigade

A Prayer for Georgia's 48th Brigade

Not long ago I was standing in the atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta when I heard loud cheering and applause. I was getting ready to go through the long check-in line before I was scheduled to leave on a trip to Little Rock, Ark. But I stepped away and ran over to see what all the fuss was about.

September 2006
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