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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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I don’t understand politics

Maybe I’m ignorant, or optimistically naive. Maybe I never listened enough in social studies or political science classes. Or maybe I’m just flat out wrong. But I do not understand …

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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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Making the most of your CRM system

Does your small business utilize a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system? Are you and your sales team maximizing the value of the system? Do you use the system to be more efficient with your …

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Help stock trout in the Chattahoochee

Thanksgiving is a great time for doing things with the family. But are you looking for something a little different to do this year? Then mark Tuesday, Nov. 21 on your calendar. That’s the day that …

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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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Hotel will be a detriment to downtown

I am writing in response to the “$35M Boutique hotel planned for Alpharetta” article. This story read to be like an advertisement and less like a news article. The majority of people I’ve …

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