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Column: Nobel Peace Laureates summit situation a mess
I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the U.S. — or what’s left of it. Some of you wrote and asked me to reconsider my de...
May 21, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: The impediments to living joyfully
At the request of readers, today’s column features more highlights from my recent class on the subject of joy. o Many of us are less-than-joyful because we “live in the static.” By that I mean we l...
May 21, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Rush to judgment wrong
Whenever a policeman has to shoot, and maybe kill, someone in the line of duty, there is an immediate and full investigation. We, the people, have a right to expect it and to know the findings of s...
May 21, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Golfing great played namesake course twice
For the record, the greatest figure in the history of Georgia sports played his namesake golf course twice. Both were exhibitions. In other words, they didn’t count for anything. The matches were s...
May 20, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: To Georgia’s public school teachers, thank you
Dear public school teachers in Georgia: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroom. As you take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a brief respite before you start the process ...
May 14, 2015 07:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Some pointers on growing your joy
Q: I attended your recent class on the topic of joy. You made interesting points and statements, but I couldn’t keep up with writing down everything I wanted to remember. Can you share some of the ...
May 14, 2015 07:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Social issues underlying riots persist
How little things seem to have changed in nearly half a century relative to underlying causes of urban riots in America. Baltimore’s recent outbreak of rioting and looting resembled the explosion o...
May 14, 2015 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Big money should be removed from politicking
EDITOR: In a recent floor speech, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, doubted climate change science by saying, “… there’s mixed reviews on that, mixed scientific evidence on that.” But, in the n...
May 14, 2015 06:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Banking, real estate drove Atlanta’s rise from ashes
The First National Bank of Atlanta building in Buckhead was just two stories, but a ride on an escalator was necessary to reach the second floor, where the tellers and bank were. The bank was white...
May 13, 2015 06:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Centennial celebrations cause trip down Memory Lane
You are going to have to give me a little scat room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias.  Going down someone else’s Memory Lane can be as boring as a lecture on the life cycle of guppies...
May 07, 2015 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: How to prevent hiding your light under a bushel
Q: I seem to have difficulty feeling proud of my accomplishments. Many times over in my childhood and adult life, I was admonished to “hide my light under a bushel,” so to speak, because of one or ...
May 07, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Baltimore case underscores need for communication
How fast can an investigation of police conduct be completed and appropriate action taken in a case like that of Freddie Gray in Baltimore? Would swift completion and a report of the findings have ...
May 07, 2015 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Near city center, soul of Sandy Springs is alive, well
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    04.15.15 - 02:31 pm
  • Column: How your rock can roll when your use is up
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.09.15 - 03:41 pm
  • Column: What’s that noise?
    by Bill Lewis
    Guest Columnist
    04.09.15 - 03:31 pm
  • Column: Pace cemetery difficult to access for a reason
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    04.08.15 - 03:35 pm
  • Column: Can there be too much of a good thing?
    by Lauretta Hannon
    Columnist
    04.02.15 - 04:40 pm
  • Guest column: Assessing whether home care is right solution
    As the [March 18 Neighbor article on the] recent launch of home care charity Perimeter North Villages underscores, many seniors want to stay in their homes — and can. Often, seniors and their famil...
    May 06, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: ‘What’s in a name?’ captures spirit of first mayor
    At the absolute apex of the fight for a city of Sandy Springs, I got a call from Eva Galambos. As you can tell from my tagline at the end of this column, for a time I served as the news editor of t...
    May 06, 2015 01:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Answer Man has all the answers
    What time is it, boys and girls? It’s time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol’ mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours.  While we can’t guarantee total and comp...
    April 30, 2015 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Father was a liberator, but not without his ghosts
    You know the men of my dad’s World War II generation. They cleaned their ears out with a car key. Fixed dropped mufflers with a coat hanger. Trusted Evan Williams when they developed a chest cold o...
    April 30, 2015 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Deal promises better days ahead
    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would authorize the state to take over failing schools if voters approve an enabling constitutional amendment in the 2016 general election. It gives vot...
    April 30, 2015 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia legal community mourns losses
    EDITOR: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Frank E. Specht of Sandy Springs on his recent death. Specht’...
    April 30, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Letters bring light to family life in 1800s
    The letter from my great-, great-, great-grandfather to a Mrs. H.P. Lefebvre of Baltimore about his daughter Leila coming to her school is so vague it’s comical. The correspondence, which included ...
    April 29, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Why I won’t be running for president
    My fellow Americans, it is with heavy heart I announce to you today I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.   I know there are those among you who believe our country ...
    April 23, 2015 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Readers share worst advice
    Subscribers to my e-newsletter were invited to share the worst advice they’d ever received. Here are some of the highlights. “When my grandmother found out that my husband and I, who both work full...
    April 23, 2015 06:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: ‘SEC Primary’ would put Georgia on presidential map
    Georgia has been more or less “off the map” when it comes to influencing the presidential nomination process in recent decades. That is, its presidential primaries have tended to take place after t...
    April 23, 2015 06:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is global warming?
    EDITOR: Government scientists, politicians and environmental groups claim carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is causing global warming. Global warming produces shorter winters and earlier spr...
    April 23, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Peachtree Heights protecting future of Duck Pond
    When he was about the same height of them, the grey and black geese that roam the Duck Pond — which  also harbors its namesake ducks — in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East neighborhood fascinated o...
    April 22, 2015 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Tragic story of first head umpire lost over time
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    04.01.15 - 04:43 pm
  • Column: A love story for the ages
    by Loran Smith
    Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:57 pm
  • Guest column: Censored, fast-forwarded James Bond
    by Mark Wallace Maguire
    Guest Columnist
    03.19.15 - 12:48 pm