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Bill Kaelin

Bill Kaelin: Pride trumps hate

I have often said that if the Republican Party would kick the radical Christian right to the curb and truly run on a platform keeping government out of people’s lives including out of our bedrooms and churches,...
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Bill Kaelin: Righteous rebellion

A few weeks ago I joined the Atlanta chapter of Black Lives Matter and took to the streets in protest of the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The two men were shot and killed within 24 hours of e...
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Bill Kaelin: Rediscovering downtown ATL

It's no secret that many Atlantans have stayed far away from downtown unless they had the unfortunate luck to serve on jury duty, but thanks to my friends purchasing a gorgeous new home in the historical Healey...
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Bill Kaelin: A few requests for Santa

It has always been a Kaelin family tradition for all the children to gather around the kitchen table on Christmas Eve and write a letter to Santa Claus. Handwritten always by my Dad, the letter mostly served as...
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Bill Kaelin: Bridging the divide

Recently my sisters and I planned my father’s 80th birthday celebration. It was quite the milestone and we really wanted to do something special.My sister Cheryl, who is a self-proclaimed “Army Strong Mom,”...
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Bill Kaelin: Slave to the rhythm

I love music. I would rather listen to iTunes any day than turn on my TV. I wake up to it, work with it and usually fall asleep to it. The only thing better than listening to my favorite artists is actually see...
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Bill Kaelin: Middle-aged and fabulous

I may be getting older, and I don’t go out like I used to, but I still crave a night of good music, amazing cocktails and people watching. If I could go out and do shots of fireball, smoke cigarettes a...
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Bill Kaelin: The drag queen who changed my life

Not too long ago, in a neighborhood that now seems far, far away, I met my first drag queen, and my life would never be the same.The year was 1996. I was shy, young, naive and new to the city. I did...

Bill Kaelin: To Handsome, my furry longtime friend

This week I was chatting with my boyfriend about how I was feeling stressed with this month's Georgia Voice column. I am the prince of procrastination and was a bit behind thanks to writer's block on this proje...
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Bill Kaelin: Loving downtown living

I was recently homeless. My bedroom was being remodeled and my entire home was full of dust and workers covered in dust. At the same time, the air-conditioning was broken at my boyfriend’s home and we only had ...