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Category: Atlanta

MLK and the King Center

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the…

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for old markets. There’s something about fresh vegetables, dead fish, stinky cheese,…

Sweet Auburn

Everyone seemed to know each other and care for each other. Nobody locked doors or had locks on the doors….

Georgia Aquarium

We seem to be on a roll when it comes to aquariums: in the past we visited San Diego and…

Jagannatha Ratha Yatra

What are they doing? a rather timid lady asked me as she pointed in the direction of noise. She was…

A Glimpse of Atlanta

Once again it’s that time of year where I travel for a weekend of activism and to re-connect with my…

Miller Union, Atlanta

My companions worried that there wouldn’t be any interesting restaurants in Atlanta… not like Seattle or New York. However, after…

The Civil War in their Words

The Atlanta History Center has a poignant exhibit called Turning Point: The American Civil War that shows the war from…

Tullie Smith House, Buckhead

The signage around the Tullie Smith House was better than anything I’ve seen elsewhere. So much so, that I’ve included…

Swan House, Buckhead

Completed in 1928, Swan House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Inman, heirs to a post-Civil War cotton…

Thaicoon, Marietta

I originally planned to go to a French crepes restaurant tucked down an obscure unlit alley. I’m a sucker for…

The Marietta Chicken

Some places have a giant dinosaur… others a big spaceship. Marietta is no different on the we-have-a-giant-monument front… it has…

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