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Cresent City Connections

Cresent City Connections

A friend observes that every Southerner has a connection of some kind to New Orleans, and I think he is right. Whether you grew up there, lived there, visited there or just loved knowing that New Orleans existed, it was hard to watch the coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its painful, disastrous aftermath.

October 2005
Twenty Years and Counting

Twenty Years and Counting

Publishing a magazine in a vibrant, growing state such as we have is a great experience, and, quite frankly, a lot of fun. We are in the people business, and without you as readers, we have no purpose.

September 2005
Love It or Love It

Love It or Love It

I'm not sure I can name another profession outside of journalism whose practitioners are such accomplished and vocal complainers; nor do I know of another profession whose practitioners so love what they do.

September 2005
Book Sense

Book Sense

One of the best high school classroom memories I have is senior English and the wonderful woman who was our teacher.

August 2005
The Welcome Mat is Out

The Welcome Mat is Out

How about renaming Georgia the Welcome State? Come to Georgia, all you who are weary and carrying heavy tax burdens, we will give you rest.

August 2005
Tax Increases are Necessary

Tax Increases are Necessary

Voters will go along with raising taxes if they are convinced it's necessary. What could be more important than restoring the $750 million cut from Georgia's education system?

July 2005
Out to the Ball Game

Out to the Ball Game

There were other Braves fans at Shea Stadium on the very cold Monday night in late April we had chosen to watch our guys take on the Mets - but not many of them. And those who were there were not making much noise.

July 2005
Going to Town

Going to Town

The reliable old No. 2 bus operated by the pre-MARTA Atlanta Transit System rumbled from Decatur, via Ponce de Leon Avenue and Peachtree Street, to downtown Atlanta in about 20 minutes.

June 2005
Students Versus Prisoners

Students Versus Prisoners

We want to start a movement among our state leaders to make education the number one item on the agenda for the 2006 legislative session.

June 2005
Tough Enough

Tough Enough

At a place I once worked, some of the guys used to throw a football around the office from time to time, ostensibly as a way of relieving tension or relaxing a little in the midst of a hectic workday.

May 2005
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