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After 25 years covering a beat that Google tells me is 140 square miles, I can only say it has been the ride of my life. Now Appen Media and I are parting ways on what has been an incredible … more
We all know that Thanksgiving Day is one big unadulterated stress interrupted by a big turkey dinner. Either you have made haste to get to your relatives’ house (or worse, your spouse’s … more
Once upon a time, in a land now lost in time, there was a man named Marshal McLuhan who wrote a book (1964) called “Understanding Media” in which he evinced the (then) startling notion that the … more
When the Godfather in the Francis Ford Coppola movie is looking for some political help, he tells a lieutenant not to use one of his Italian politicians but one from another district. The … more
I heard my wife’s news alert go off about 2 a.m. to say a gunman had killed at least two people in Las Vegas. I barely shrugged and turned over to go back to sleep. When I turned on the TV that … more
If anyone with a news tip had trouble contacting me recently, let me offer my apologies. News is the coin of the realm in my world, and I am always ready to listen. But I was absent my post lo nigh … more
I read an interesting piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the other day – and yes I read it every day – that devoted quite a bit of space to the unusual fact that the Fulton County … more
With the national news showing the country in a constant state of political turmoil, I am calling on all participants in the local elections to take a different path – it is called civility. In … more
Marriage can be trying at times. You spend a lot of time with your spouse so that after a certain period of time you may be introduced to the notion that things you always believed about yourself are … more
November is usually such a timid month. Oh, football season is in full swing and there are plans to be made for where Uncle Henry will sit on Turkey Day. But in North Fulton change is in the … more
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