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Born in the South, grew up in the north and have lived in metro Atlanta for four decades. I try to stay up-to-date on nearly all of sprawling Atlanta, including its civics, education and fun.

Experience in the area

Longtime inhabitant.


Masters in Business

What do you like about this subject?

The wide-ranging questions

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Better learn Atlanta

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Atlanta's diverse economy weathers bad economic times well.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Atlanta, the city of sprawl, is not pedestrian and bicycle friendly. (much like Los Angeles)

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2013-09-25 VISIT ATL:

Good planning should make your visit a bountiful one.   Granted, Atlanta has sprawled far too much and there is crime, especially to the south.    Consider bicycling the eastside Atlanta Beltline during

2009-02-03 Atlanta:

Taxi will be necessary, in my opinion.     Concierges at Ritz are excellent and can find you up2theMinute local events better than I.    Consider Underground Atlanta before dark (tourist trap, though)

2008-11-21 Safe neighborhood for a college student?:

This is a great time of year for low priced rental deals --- even more as we get cloer to January.    The rentals will be cheaper in Dunwoody area, just east of Sandy Springs, and a reasonably safe area

2008-07-12 road to Carter's Peace Institute:

That was in 1960s and dragged on -- Freedom Parkway    Freedom Parkway starts in downtown ATL (near Martin Luther King Ctr) ... "powers that be" wanted

2006-11-20 Atlanta Christmas:

Hi    Try oriental restaurants -- Buddhists aren't Christian and don't do Christmas.    For best oriental at lowest prices, simply drive down Buford Hwy just inside I-285 and pick what looks good (and


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