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An abundance of thanks

We all know that Thanksgiving Day is one big unadulterated stress interrupted by a big turkey dinner. Either you have made haste to get to your relatives’ house (or worse, your spouse’s …

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What you do, say matters

One of the first lessons I learned as a parent was that children watch and listen to everything we do and say. And generally, they never forget it. That is, they model their parents’ behavior. They …

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Hallowed halls carry a maze of memories

On December 9, from 12-4 p.m., the public is invited to attend an open house for the “old” Milton High School and say their final goodbyes. Former students and faculty can roam the halls one last …

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Citizen journalist fighting for transparency for all

As a journalist, the freedom of the press granted to me and my fellow professionals is something I take seriously and appreciate wholeheartedly. More often than not, when I introduce myself at …

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Give the girls a chance

My friend was pessimistic. She said there was no chance Team USA would even reach the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup, let alone win a game if they got there. I, on the other hand, believed …

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Second guessing yourself doesn’t work

Do you second-guess yourself about the decisions you make to run your small business? Does this lead to procrastinating or cancelling plans you have made? Let’s face it; you’ll never have all the …

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Adventure on the Hooch

One of my favorite canoeing spots is the Chattahoochee, perhaps because it seems to offer a little bit of everything. There’s scenery, solitude and even lakes (such as Bull Sluice Lake, formed by …

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Mass transit conversation has shifted in North Fulton

While we in North Fulton have been dickering for years about MARTA expansion, I noticed a change: the conversation has shifted from “yes” or “no,” to “what kind.” From what I’ve been …

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Take Steve’s advice and ‘Get Outside, Georgia’

I don’t consider myself to be Bear Grylls. I was in Boy Scouts and earned my Totin’ Chip, but I still couldn’t tell you the difference between an overhand knot or a slip knot (nor could I begin …

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Nothing shows its age worse than a clever cliche

There’s an apocryphal story about a newly hired copy editor at one of the Chicago papers back in the day. Assigned to the sports desk, the young wordsmith was called upon to edit a column written …

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Fulton Schools transparent about STEM campus parking

After reading the recent article about Alpharetta City Council’s concerns regarding the parking at the new STEM campus in Alpharetta, we, the Fulton County Schools Board of Education members, feel …

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