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Columns

Saturday, December 8th, 2007 12:00:26

What a Day, and What a Night

For almost a year, my husband, Jimmy and I had been counting down to Sept. 29. Last October, Jimmy was asked if we would chair the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Garden of Eden Ball. Without asking me, he declined, due to....

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 11:52:40

Walk On!

My sister, Kathy, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 20 years ago. This past spring, one of us talked the other into committing to walk a marathon (26.2 miles) to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Since we made....

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 12:22:40

The (not so) Great Debate

After reading about the Nov. 28 "CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate," I decided to watch the video online last night. Normally, I might have contented myself with Colbert's or Stewart's take “ but the ongoing writers' strike meant I had to....

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 11:23:38

Working together for Real Solutions

I grew up in a small college town. We lived half-way down a dead-end street, across from the college where my father was a professor. From our house, the steep hill to the top of road appeared daunting. In the....

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 11:23:16

Sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me

Last Monday, the New York Times ran an ad paid for by the pro-Democratic organization MoveOn.org with the headline, "General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House." The ad ran the same day that General....

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 11:19:13

“The basis of good citizenship is the home” Theodore Roosevelt

Visiting other people's homes gives you a sense of who lives there. Houses, like pets, often reflect the characteristics of their owners. This holds true for presidents, who are both people and elected officials. President Bush reminded us of this....

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Monday, November 12th, 2007 12:30:26

Stories and Tall Tales

A few days ago, while I was telling my children a story to convey a lesson, Maggie, my oldest child, asked me if the story was real, or a tall tale. She explained to me that she was learning about....

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Saturday, November 10th, 2007 12:21:35

How to Catch Redfish (and Live LIfe more Fully

Sea Island, Georgia. -- Normally the sound of the surf can be heard faintly throughout the house on the coast to Georgia. This morning the volume seems to have increased a few decibels. As I look east, towards the sunrise,....

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 11:18:55

144 Million dollars, the high cost of late character development lets hope it pays off

After signing a 10-year, $130-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons less than three years ago,, Michael Vick appeared to have it all and maybe he did but only for a moment. In the last few days, he has plummeted from....

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 12:17:49

Columns Please Pass the Turkey and Dressing

Since the initial celebration between the pilgrims and the Indians 386 years ago, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting, football and the last respite before the start of the Christmas shopping season. We all vaguely know the....

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