Thursday, August 13th, 2020 13:16:22

Hold on Tight!

It's hot and muggy in Atlanta, where I live and where our primary runoff election was held this week. Normally, we would have had more of a break between the runoff and the general, but COVID-19 has changed the timing.....

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020 19:36:16

The Great Outdoors

This week, the Great Outdoors Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. This is an enormous achievement. It provides permanent financial support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), using a small fraction of offshore oil....

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 13:00:43

Happy Birthday to Robert

This week, our younger child, Robert, is turning 19. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I were parents of toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school children, and high school children. We are about....

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 12:38:17

Path to Victory

There is always a path to victory; the question is, can it be found and followed? If I had the opportunity, this would be my advice to President Donald Trump regarding his reelection.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 17:23:01

Send Your Kids to School!

In the 1980s, when I started working in financial analysis for a $3 billion company, my first project was to work with the company's field organizations to ensure that the metrics (financial and operational) were sent in a timely manner....

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020 13:31:29

Hot Times in Atlanta

I've lived in Atlanta for over three decades. I grew up an hour west in the then-rural town of Carrollton, where my father taught at West Georgia College. Twice a year, we traveled to Atlanta, in August to do our....

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 16:35:44

Proud To Be an American

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country -- not because our people....

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020 13:11:13

Sitting With Our Outrage

These past few months have been tumultuous for our nation. If I could transport myself back to the first day of this year and explain to my friends what the state of the world would be six months later, they....

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 13:13:49

Trump’s Possible Path to Victory

The COVID-19 pandemic stalled our economy and left millions without jobs and stuck in their houses. Then came the protests, attended by many now willing to brave the risk posed by the virus.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 12:53:09

Empathy, Not Sympathy

George Floyd was buried this week. It was clear to me when I watched the video that his death was tragic and unfair. It also seems that, to many Americans, his death brought to mind other tragic deaths that have....

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