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Column: How to be a liberal in one angry letter
I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a “bed-wetting liberal.” No longer can I hide in the closet, among my bell-bottom pants and Nehru jackets that...
July 30, 2015 10:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Chasing the munchkin
This week I’m sharing a favorite story from my book. The excerpt describes an escapade that unfolded when I returned home to central Georgia and went riding around with Mama, my nephew Dusty and my...
July 30, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: U.S. WWII vets buried in Netherlands not forgotten
This is about World War II. I can’t ignore the statistics that remind us how many gave their youthful lives to end Nazi tyranny. They never had an open discussion in a classroom or at a bar or at t...
July 30, 2015 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Let’s all agree Ray Charles belongs on a pedestal
Blessed are we, the peacemakers. Ours is a lonely lot. I had hoped I could cut back on pacifying petulant poops and spend more time on my latest passion – learning to play the flugelhorn. Alas, it ...
July 24, 2015 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Aunt Mavis returns
By reader demand, Aunt Mavis is back at the helm of the column this week. As a reminder, she is my politically insensitive relative who holds forth from her knick-knack filled single-wide home in c...
July 24, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Fore whom the green never calls
Golf. Oh, golf. I really should be a good golfer. At worst, a decent duffer, but somehow I missed out on that skill. My Uncle Bruce is an excellent golfer — so much that he not only earned a schola...
July 24, 2015 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Harrison column
EDITOR: A great deal of conservatives are so because of our faith-based, monotheistic, Judeo-Christian values and worldview. We are Christians first, Americans second and Republicans a distant thir...
July 24, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Jekyll Island deer welcome news they are now official
In the midst of all the turmoil over recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage as well as the furor over the Confederate battle flag, you may have missed the big news. The w...
July 16, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Voices of the dead
Q: I read your memoir and found it fascinating. Your intuition has come in handy several times during some scary life “situations.” You have mentioned in this column about getting inner guidance an...
July 16, 2015 04:02 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: A trip to Vail, Colo.
T­his ultra-popular destination for skiers is a new town when you consider that it is officially less than 50 years old. My guess is there will be a whole lot of celebrating going on next year when...
July 16, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama’s global warming stance weakening U.S.
EDITOR: Recently former President Jimmy Carter diplomatically said, “I would say the United States’ influence and prestige and respect in the world is lower that it was six or seven years ago.” He ...
July 16, 2015 03:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oh, The Mommy Guilt
Of all the things I wasn’t expecting as a new mother — and believe me, there was plenty — mom guilt was the one that hit me the hardest. It crept up on me, silent, sneaky. The first few months were...
July 16, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Dealing with socialized medicine
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    06.11.15 - 07:01 pm
  • Column: Nuggets of wisdom for everyday living
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    06.05.15 - 01:34 am
  • Column: Honoring D-Day anniversary
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    06.05.15 - 01:29 am
  • Column: Sassy advice from a country woman
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.28.15 - 03:27 pm
  • ‘Occasional’ column has made it 17 years and counting
    It was supposed to be one-and-done but it didn’t work out that way. Seventeen years ago this week, I got a call from the editors of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, asking me if I would do a guest e...
    July 09, 2015 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Failure part of understanding, growing
    Q: It’s fair to say I’ve done just about everything wrong, suffered one rejection after another and have felt pretty small most of my life. How do I even begin to break out of this? A: First of all...
    July 09, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Conservative glad Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage
    “Conservative.” It’s a funny word, with a myriad of meanings. All of which are dependent on who you are talking to at the moment. I’ve always thought of conservatives as wanting a limited governmen...
    July 09, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Moore’s sanctuary preserved for future generations
    At the end of Emma Lane off Roswell Road in north Buckhead just off the back of the cul-de-sac, a concrete and brick bridge seemingly extends to nowhere. It is wide enough and appears strong enough...
    July 08, 2015 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Ex-UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well
    Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1....
    July 02, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Inspiration can be found in quotes
    Q: I just wanted to write to tell you how much I love the quotations you routinely include in your columns. It seems like you cover the whole spectrum of topics and sources. Why don’t you devote on...
    July 02, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Editorial: Time has come for South Carolina, Confederate flag at statehouse
    The Confederate battle emblem symbolizes different things to different people. To some it is a symbol of regional pride. To others — especially those from outside the South — it is a reminder of th...
    July 02, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tour of Avalon showcases the best it has to offer
    In my short time covering the north Fulton area, I had yet to experience Avalon. Luckily that changed very recently when I was invited on a tour of the property with the Alpharetta Convention and V...
    July 01, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Five young men define a successful life
    Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely bef...
    June 25, 2015 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Your history is not your destiny
    Q: I have been dealing with a “prickly” person at work, a person I really do like. She has tons of great qualities but a STRONG personality. So many times I have channeled you in standing up for my...
    June 25, 2015 10:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Wolf Peach and Early Girl
    Big Boy. Early Girl. Velvet Red. Snowberry. Red Star. These are just a few of the distinctive names culled from the tomato family, and each summer I am usually blessed enough to have a few of these...
    June 25, 2015 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Father’s Day a time to remember a special man
    It has been 31 years since he passed away and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him, especially on Father’s Day. He was a man with a limited education – he only made it through the seventh grade ...
    June 18, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Ga. 15 a route of possibilities
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    05.28.15 - 03:20 pm
  • Column: The impediments to living joyfully
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.21.15 - 12:02 am
  • Column: Rush to judgment wrong
    by Pete Borden
    Guest Columnist
    05.21.15 - 12:01 am
  • Column: Some pointers on growing your joy
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    05.14.15 - 07:17 pm