Thursday, April 9th, 2015 09:50:52

A Charming Visionary

If you walked through Midtown Atlanta today, you would see a burgeoning, bustling, vibrant community. A place where people live, play and work. For me, it's not just a matter of interest; it's a matter of family history.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 09:50:16

Life, Resurrection and Easter

Growing up in rural Georgia in the 1970s, I thought of Easter not only as the resurrection of Jesus but as a sign that spring had sprung and it was time for a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and....

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015 09:49:36

If Your Mother Tells Her She Loves You, Check It Out

Last Tuesday, Margaret Hartmann wrote a piece titled, "Everything We Know about the UVA Rape Case," in New York Magazine. The saga began last Nov. 19, when Rolling Stone published "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for....

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015 09:49:05

The Calm Before the Storm

It's mid-March; Daylight Saving Time has just forced us to spring forward in time; spring break is either recently over or about to happen and it's time to look forward. It's the calm before the storm of the 2016 presidential....

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 09:48:34

A Matter of Convenience, Which Hasn’t Worked out That Way

Former first lady of Arkansas, former first lady of the United States, former senator from New York, former secretary of state and -- by all appearances -- future candidate for presidency, Hillary Clinton, has been part of public life for....

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 09:48:00

Arrogance or Inevitability

Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized. The goal is to run below the radar, raise money and get strategically....

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 09:47:30

Truth Matters

A New York Times article this past Tuesday titled, "Teenage Girl Leaves for ISIS, and Others Follow," by Kimiko[1] de Freytas-Tamura, struck close to home for me. The three young women who left London to enlist in ISIS in Syria....

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015 09:46:56

Everyday Mother Memories

Earlier this week, my sister Kathy called me, "Am I correct in thinking that Mom used to send us little kid Valentine's like the ones school children use?" "Yes, she did," I replied. This is our second Valentine's Day without....

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 09:46:24

Heart-Shaped Love

In grammar school, Valentine's Day meant wrapping a shoe box with brown craft paper, cutting a slot in the top for cards to drop in and decorating the outside of the box with hearts and cupids. Store-bought Valentines were labeled....

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 09:45:53

The Budget Clash

This week, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2016. It reflected much of what he had laid out in his State of the Union Speech, where he faced the recently elected members of the 114th Congress. Others might....

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