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When the building I work in was built, there was a small tree
save area where native plants and trees were left untouched. It
sits between the upper and lower parking lots, wit...
19 years ago, in the summer of 1995, my wife was pregnant with
one of our sons.
For reasons that are both unexplainable and laughably stupid, I
offered to take a dog home when I overheard a woman in my office
bragging about mistreating her dog. Something about thinking
When I was in high school, my sister was already in the
workforce of the real world. She had a boyfriend named Paul who
came around to visit who used the word "omni" in front of other
words, for emphasis, to be cool, probably both. It definitely made
him unique which is why I remember him.
Saturday I ran in the Rugged Maniac 5k obstacle race in Atlanta
with some colleagues. This is my second year in a row doing it. It
was incredibly fun.
It was perfect w...
I put a lot of stock in dogs. They're generally kind, they love
unconditionally, are excellent judges of character, and I've never
had a dog let me down in any significant way.
I have a 14 year old dog named Fetcher, and he's as good natured
a dog as I have known. ...
I attended a meeting ten years ago and in attendance was a man
from the planning department for the city of Atlanta. He'd
been invited in order to offer some guidance on a planned real
estate development, and he showed up because lunch was free and he
knew the specifics on density as it rel...
Full disclosure: I find the subject of resumes about as
interesting as sewing.
However there's no escaping the simple fact that most people
produce lousy resumes. You'd be hard pressed to find another
example of a person's abilities that's in more disarray. No one
sets out to look incapab...
Several years ago, in an article in the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, naturalist Charles Seabrook made the
following fascinating comment about the reason many of us in the
Atlanta area can't miss the wonderful music of songbirds:
Singing is the key to succe...
I've always loved short stories. There's something appealing to
me about a story you can read in a few minutes and then have it
hang with you the rest of the day, the way a smoke ring circles the
head of a grizzled old guy drawing on a pipe. It just stays with
you, turning and shifting as you thi...
Between ages 16 and 18, I worked as a bag boy at a mom-and-pop
grocery store called Thriftown. It was in Clarkston, Georgia, about
6 or 7 miles from my home in Stone Mountain.
What a job. I got tips for taking out groceries, and all I had
to do was wear a tie and look presentable and be f...
I've watched the animated movie The Polar Express with
my son probably a dozen times, and I never get tired of it. I can't
put my finger on it, but there's something about the movie that I
One of the best scenes in the movie is when the main characte...
I worked with a mainframe software company when I was a young
man, and a certain day came when I had the opportunity for the CEO
of the company to explain in person to me the workings of a
maintenance agreement. "It's a beautiful thing," he said to
me. He explained that the maintenanc...
For years when my children were small, I'd look forward to
watching Tuesday Night Fights on USA Network. I could get my little
ones to bed and then watch boxing 2 or 3 hours a night, once a
week. It was my favorite show. In particular I loved to listen to
the announcer Sea...