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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Once, at another job, in another state, a co-worker who was struggling to meet a deadline asked if I could "send that little black girl over" to help in his office.

February 2003
Giants of an Era

Giants of an Era

Gene Patterson's columns, written during the turbulent '60s, were an eloquent plea to the common man.

January 2003
Minding Your Manners

Minding Your Manners

No doubt your mother raised you, as mine did me, to be polite, courteous and considerate, and to observe a few basic, but non-negotiable, rules of etiquette.

January 2003
Too Much Information

Too Much Information

At a national magazine conference, an early-morning session featured an odd-couple pairing of speakers. The first was well-tanned and well-tailored with impeccably blown-dry hair; he was a marketing guru. The other was less polished, maybe even a little scruffy-looking; he was an editor.

December 2002
Liquid Assets

Liquid Assets

Conventional wisdom says the Atlanta region is using up all of Georgia's water. Yet the problem is far more complex.

December 2002
War and Religion

War and Religion

Communism is gone, as a source of war. But it has been replaced by a new threat, the war of religion. The current holy war, or jihad, being waged among the people of Islam, Judaism and Christianity is a conflict among cousins.

November 2002
Making Things Harder

Making Things Harder

When the Atlanta paper broke the story of the flap over a controversial issue of a student newspaper in a DeKalb County high school - students wrote stories critical of the new county school superintendent, and administrators responded by recalling copies not distributed - I reacted like the former high-school newspaper adviser that I am.

November 2002
Ten Things You Should Do

Ten Things You Should Do

Dr. Tom Caras of Marietta has a saying; "They don't build pockets on coffins" — meaning if you have worked 50 to 60 hours a week most of your career, it's time to take the next few years to enjoy life.

October 2002
The Quiet Pain

The Quiet Pain

In the foreword to J.B. Fuqua's memoir, Fuqua, Tom Johnson writes that his friend's monumental accomplishments are "all the more amazing because he has battled severe depression for over fifty years.

October 2002
I Have Paid My Share

I Have Paid My Share

I found my grandfather's individual tax return in some papers in an old trunk and wrote a letter on his behalf, based on family stories.

September 2002
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