53rd Week? Not for Me

April 8, 2013

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Augustans who run businesses that attract hungry, thirsty and sleepy golf fans and those who own houses they rent while they go on expense-paid vacations call this the “53rd Week.” Masters week is a golf-induced jolt to the local economy that can make a good year a great one for any number of businesses in […]

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Jimmy V

March 7, 2013

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Earlier this week marked the 20th anniversary of Jim Valvano’s stirring speech at the 1993 Espy Awards in New York, where he was presented with the Arthur Ashe Award. No speechwriter could have written the words Jimmy V spoke that night. With time running out in his life, Valvano implored the audience to do three […]

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The sky is crying

December 21, 2012

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The gun debates can wait (not for long I hope) while mothers like Victoria Pozner  eulogize their sons and daughters. Six-year-old Noah Pozner was buried on Dec. 18 in Newtown, Conn. Here’s what only a mother could have felt and put into words. The sky is crying, and the flags are at half-mast. It is […]

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I’m thankful

November 21, 2012

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I’m thankful for the sound our daughter’s Honda Civic makes when it pulls into the driveway, letting me know she’s home safe and sound. I’m thankful for Lynn and all that she is and all that she does to make life worthwhile. I’m thankful, on those rare occasions, when I look up from a golf […]

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Gosh, I miss Dave Kindred

September 26, 2012

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After stops in Louisville, Ky., and Washington, D.C., Dave Kindred brought his typewriter and way with words to Atlanta. This was back in the ’80s as I was wrapping up my days as a sportswriter at the Atlanta Journal, the afternoon competition to Kindred and the morning Constitution. Dave was – and still is – […]

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Signs of the Times

August 28, 2012

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If you’re a word nerd like me, you find yourself proof reading just about everything. PRDaily’s Michael Sebastian (via ragan.com) has gathered this collection of 10 signs that needed an editor before they were put on public display.    

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Travel Like a Silicon Valley Pro

July 14, 2012

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I don’t travel a great deal. About 10-12 times a year I have to get in an airplane. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a luggage and travel efficiency junkie. I have every piece of luggage I will ever need. But I’m still looking for that one new piece that will solve my latest need, […]

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