That’s What She Said: The Ultimate Amazon Oops

We’re living in what some future historian may deem as ‘the Age of Amazon.’ That’s because the online retailer has made it incredibly easy for all of us to be impulsive. I am now able to directly buy something ...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: A note from the past resonates today

When I first saw the list I had written, I didn’t think much about it. It wasn’t until I saw when I wrote that list that I teared a little. Everyone has their weakness when it comes to housekeeping. For some...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Saying goodbye to Sully

“Go tell Sully bye,” I instructed Mr. Carter. Sully could barely hold her head up, so Mr. Carter squatted until they were eye-to-eye and told her goodbye while waving at her. Katie Jo and I teared at the mom...
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Melissa Carter: Giving back and risking jail time

It has been awhile since I’ve been in a car accident, but it’s what was in my backseat at the time that almost landed me in jail. We recently had a silent auction at work to raise money for a local charity (...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Facebook oversharing crosses lines

OK. Enough is enough people. Some of you on Facebook have lost your damn minds. While scrolling on my Facebook feed recently, I saw a picture of an open casket. That’s right, someone decided the perfect time...
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Melissa Carter: A buyer’s guide for new mothers

A friend of mine in California is pregnant, and the first thing I told her was not to buy a thing. Why? Because it would be a waste of money. I was not a woman that dreamed her whole life of being a mom. The...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Still won’t eat mor chikin

Have you ever taken a stand for something you believe in? If so, did it last? I stopped eating at Chick-fil-A right after its so-called Customer Appreciation Day. Former Arkansas governor and presidential ca...
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Melissa Carter: An uber-racist ride

It is rare that I take the time to give a negative review of a service. Normally, I’ll simply stop shopping somewhere if I’m not satisfied with their service. But, after a recent trip to California, I felt the ...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Mr. Carter the book critic

The children in your life want you to be proud of their accomplishments, but isn’t the opposite true too? Don’t you want them to be proud of your accomplishments as well? Of course, but I am learning there is a...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Confessions of an infomercial fanatic

Your vote comes in the form of your dollar: spend money on the things you find important and ignore the things you don’t. That is the advice my brother gave me years ago, saying anything I am offended by in thi...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: What it was like to be gay back then

They don't understand how it was to be gay back then. That was a comment recently made to me by an older gay man. We were discussing the gay pool party, hosted by Impulse Group South Florida, where people over ...