Rocking Chair Reflections

Rocking Chair Reflections

Satellites

by Jeff Callahan Man, I am so glad it’s finally getting a little chilly. When the weather turns cold it’s good news for backyard astronomy. The humidity goes down as winter comes on and the air above us becomes physically clearer and more able to conduct light from the sky. […]

Deer Crossing
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Deer Crossing

By Nancy Leighton Southeast Atlanta features a beautiful natural environment, many lovely mature trees, and diverse topography, with both hills and streams in protected valleys. Both humans and wild animals can find a place to live here. Over the years, from time to time, my neighbors have reported to me […]

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Why Don’t They Speak?

By Riki and Paul Bolster Each day they go by my house. Some jog, others walk with intent, often led by their dogs; or their attention is on their phone, conversation or music. Babies gurgle by in their carriages, toddlers ride on their parents’ bikes; older children get their first […]

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Let’s Fix Our Sidewalks

By Paul Bolster I went to a recent SAND meeting and commented on the condition of our sidewalks. I had noticed on my walks around the neighborhood that in some places our trees and shrubs are obstructing the sidewalk path. My comment drew an informal suggestion that I could be […]

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Progress or Fallacy?

By Glenn S. Wrightson Wow – have we progressed – or have we? Joni Mitchell reveals, “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.” I remember when the Hyatt Regency’s opaque dome (we called it the Blue Hamburger) was the tallest building in town – and now it is […]

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New Neighbors Will Move in Soon

By Nancy Leighton The new Alexan EAV apartment building on Metropolitan Avenue is now complete and read for leasing. Other new buildings in the Glenwood/I-20/Memorial Drive corridor will soon be finished and ready for occupancy. These new buildings will provide hundreds of new housing units to our community. We all […]

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Discovering Carver Market

By Bob Titus There is some nice stuff happening in south Atlanta, specifically at 1297 Jonesboro Road where it intersects with McDonough Boulevard. There is a nice coffee shop called Middle Ground along with a community bicycle shop, and a multi-use space that serves as a community focal point which […]

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Smooth Driving

By Nancy Leighton What a pleasure it is to drive on newly laid asphalt on our neighborhood streets. Recently Robinson Street and Mead Street were repaved on both the east side and west side of Boulevard in Grant Park. Flat Shoals Avenue south of Glenwood Avenue in the East Atlanta […]

Ruminations About Teacher Pay
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Ruminations About Teacher Pay

[Show as slideshow] Duke Bradley, III, Ph.D. As Executive Director of Atlanta’s Wesley International Academy, I am often asked about our school’s approach to teacher pay. Although a casual redirection to our salary scale would probably answer the question that most people want to know, “How much will I make?,” […]

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The Flu Poem

By Bob Titus If you’ve got a cold And fever too Then you know What you must do Don’t go to work Don’t go to school For if you do, you are a fool Get snuggled up in your bed And take something strong for your head The flu makes […]