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Yes, Virginia, the medium is the message

Once upon a time, in a land now lost in time, there was a man named Marshal McLuhan who wrote a book (1964) called “Understanding Media” in which he evinced the (then) startling notion that the …

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What you do, say matters

One of the first lessons I learned as a parent was that children watch and listen to everything we do and say. And generally, they never forget it. That is, they model their parents’ behavior. They …

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Some traditions remain unbowed by time

I love going to weddings. Everything about them is designed to celebrate life and its possibilities. It’s one of the most important days in a couple’s life and paying witness to the occasion is …

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Once a Raider, always a Raider

Eleven years ago I walked into Alpharetta High School for the first time, scared but excited to start the new chapter in my life. And just last week, I walked back through the same front doors …

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Artisanal food cliches to sink your teeth into

A few weeks ago, Editor Pat Fox gave his take on overused phrases and cliches such as “bottom line,” “24/7” and “outside the box.” While these cliches are certainly overused in the world …

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Prioritizing your time

Do you prioritize your time to get tasks and activities completed in your small business? Have you found that you’ve underestimated the amount of time it takes to finish things? Are you pushing …

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This Thanksgiving, forego the nap and hike instead

Thanksgiving is here! If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to getting together with family and friends for good conversation and good fellowship – and good food. Yep. If you’re like …

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Woodstock now feeding off gravity

City leaders in Woodstock have worked hard over the last 20 years crafting what has become one of the metro area’s most successful suburban downtown areas. And as the saying goes, success breeds …

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Take Steve’s advice and ‘Get Outside, Georgia’

I don’t consider myself to be Bear Grylls. I was in Boy Scouts and earned my Totin’ Chip, but I still couldn’t tell you the difference between an overhand knot or a slip knot (nor could I begin …

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Nothing shows its age worse than a clever cliche

There’s an apocryphal story about a newly hired copy editor at one of the Chicago papers back in the day. Assigned to the sports desk, the young wordsmith was called upon to edit a column written …

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Sorry to be ungrateful…

Well some people will think I’m crazy, but I’m a not afraid to admit: I’m not a big fan of Thanksgiving, never have been. The endless day of cooking and cleaning for a meal that lasts about …

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