Georgia Trend - December 2005

Milking the Cobra

A particularly memorable experience with the Marlon Perkins Theory of Effective Management Delegation (so named by a copy editor I worked with) occurred when a former boss signed me up to accompany him on a speaking engagement to a prison journalism class at the San Francisco City Jail.

Tasting the Wines

It wasn't Judgment at Paris. At that historic 1976 event, subject of a recent book by the same name, the most revered French critics blind-tasted the most famed French wines against upstart California labels - and to everyone's astonishment, the California wines won. The wine world was never the same.

The GreenRoom: December 2005

It's been a good fall for Georgia's greenspace. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources completed the $7.3 million purchase of 2,421 acres of land in Southwest Georgia's Red Hills region in September, along the banks of the Ochlockonee River and Barnetts Creek in Thomas County

School Pictures

A look at six Georgia public schools in four cities - three are near the top in rankings; three are near the bottom. But the numbers don't always tell the whole story.

Urban Sanctuary

Atlanta's Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is one of the most remarkable places in the country. It covers more than 5,000 acres of land, harbors more than 900 species of trees and 100 species of butterflies and is the southernmost habitat for rainbow and brown trout. Best of all, it's easily accessible to anyone in search of a near-wilderness experience.