Outspoken

A Halloween Tale: In Praise of Orange

Last week, I sat in my office eating candy corn with a client. Created in the 1880s, it is one of the nastiest substances on the planet, but my client and I were using it as a means of mindfulness training. The...

On Brian “Voter Suppression” Kemp

I understand this isn’t a scientific question, strictly speaking, but stay with me on this one, because it’s a conversation we need to have. Do we have evidence that Brian Kemp is not literally the Devil? I don...

Ally in the South

Tiny chicks from the sticks can have enough brass to stand up for LGBTQ.

Kempt Unkempt

The mystery of wannabe governor Brian Kemp is the most important riddle in Georgia politics since “What’s Jimmy going to do in retirement?” Not that Kemp will ever be president, or win a Nobel Prize. Forget awa...

Reign of the Mean Boys

I happened to be wearing a pink shirt last Wednesday, which prompted an elderly co-worker to greet me with, “Happy Mean Girls Day!” He had learned about the fictitious holiday while watching “Good Morning Ameri...

Where are the Accolades for Ted Turner?

He is the reason I moved to Atlanta. He’s also a man this city owes an incredible amount to, yet I barely see anything around town with his name on it anymore.   Ted Turner recently announced he has ...

The Family That Enables Together …

Before he was a multi-Oscar winner, Tom Hanks gained Hollywood fame through goofball flicks like “The ’Burbs” and “Joe Versus the Volcano.” In 1984, he starred in the fratboy classic, “Bachelor Party,” which ha...

Saying Sorry

I was privy to a conversation the other day at work. However, I ended up being more surprised by the reaction of the comment than the actual topic itself. First, you must know that our office allows casual d...

The Dog Days of Democracy

I went to a barbecue this weekend and enjoyed watching many people mistake the host’s dog as being unusually rude. You never realize how much heart a person puts into a, “Hey puppy!” until you see their enthusi...

My Lou Diamond FunkUp

They say blood is thicker than water, and I tried to test that theory out at DragonCon over Labor Day weekend, but the celebrity I’m related to doesn’t even know we’re family. My sister is the official gen...