Almost everyone I’d interviewed for the Selena Butler Park story had mentioned her. She was clearly famous in that little corner of Atlanta. And every reference to Helene Mills was quickly followed up by a smile, a nod, and an
Despite the fact that they really were work related, I still felt a twinge of guilt about all of the online videos I watched while working on the May issue. Perhaps it’s a generational thing or maybe it’s just my
It starts like a joke in possibly poor taste “So a rabbi and a blonde are playing basketball, and the rabbi says…” I met Rabbi Brenner on a beautiful spring day at one of the newest and largest parks
It’s always fun playing the what if game. As in, what if you fell asleep on a park bench in 1980 and woke up in 2011. What might you see? Kids cavorting on skateboards traversing impossibly steep and contoured ramps.
“There is something seriously wrong with that boy,” I thought to myself as I watched my nephew furiously pedaling his bike around and around my brother in law’s house in Bend, Oregon, last Christmas. Around the house and up and
Like the baseball field in the movie Field of Dreams, a new park is as much a dream of its creator as its users, since they essentially are one and the same. How could it be any other way? After
I’ve always been a sucker for a good story. And I don’t mean that in a strictly journalistic sense. I just love and appreciate a strong narrative thread—wherever I find it. An intriguing beginning, an edge of the seat middle,
On Monday, September 19, 2011, President of the United States (POTUS) Barack Obama unveiled his proposal on how to pay for the American Jobs Act (AJA, no bill number yet) as part of his overall plan for deficient reduction. The “Plan
There’s a school of thought in physics that the era of great discoveries by individuals – the Newtons and Einsteins, if you will—has passed. Current knowledge is so complex and so voluminous that the only way forward will be through
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