Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: On the other side with Millie Pete

"We're here, aren't we?"That was the response from a nurse when I asked her in the hallway how her Christmas was going. Neither one of us was at home that day and it made me realize the holidays aren't alwa...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Nudity: A gateway to peace?

It's been a difficult few weeks with the constant news of terrorism and the threat of war. You've also seen the international movement to bring peace to those conflicts currently taking place in Europe. But the...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: My own worst nightmare

It's that time of year when you pay more attention to things that go bump in the night. But I don't need ghosts in my house to know living alone has become quite scary.I shared with you that Katie Jo and I ...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: You are an inspiration

You are an inspiration.Regardless of whether anyone has ever said that to you, I wanted you to know. That's because, as a member of the media who has spent decades learning the craft of self-promotion, I ha...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Finding peace from broken pieces

You've got this.That is the prevailing message you sent me after I revealed in my last column that I am now a single mother. It's something I needed to hear, since this is new territory for ...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Food and fraud at the farmers market

I'm getting the message: eat fresh and eat local. But when I tried to do that I was shocked at what I found.Like you, I've tried to be health-conscience when it comes to food, but I became even more hyper-a...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Can we go to the bathroom in peace?

You never know where you'll be when nature calls, but normally its an extra errand to run that is uneventful. A recent need to pee proved quite eventful, though, when I took my mother to her doctor's appointmen...