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MLK and the King Center

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” There’s hardly a person alive who hasn’t heard of Martin Luther King… Continue Reading →

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for old markets. There’s something about fresh vegetables, dead fish, stinky cheese, expensive chocolate, raw meat, and shoulder to shoulder people that I find really intriguing. Maybe it’s the opposite of graveyards… Continue Reading →

Sweet Auburn

Everyone seemed to know each other and care for each other. Nobody locked doors or had locks on the doors. Auburn Avenue was the center of the community. — Winfred Wright The quote above is for Auburn Avenue, which residents… Continue Reading →

Georgia Aquarium

We seem to be on a roll when it comes to aquariums: in the past we visited San Diego and Vancouver. This year alone we’ve been to Boston, San Francisco, and now we can add Atlanta to the repertoire. Located… Continue Reading →

Jagannatha Ratha Yatra

What are they doing? a rather timid lady asked me as she pointed in the direction of noise. She was referring to a mish-mash of paper dragons, bagpipes, and a giant cart being pulled by hundreds of chanting people, some… Continue Reading →

A Glimpse of Atlanta

Once again it’s that time of year where I travel for a weekend of activism and to re-connect with my global friends who I usually only get to see in digital two-dimensional format. This year’s event was held in the… Continue Reading →

Miller Union, Atlanta

My companions worried that there wouldn’t be any interesting restaurants in Atlanta… not like Seattle or New York. However, after a bit of investigation and one very interesting “about food trends in Atlanta” show, I discovered that there is a… Continue Reading →

The Civil War in their Words

The Atlanta History Center has a poignant exhibit called Turning Point: The American Civil War that shows the war from a Southern point of view. Below are some of the voices/words from this exhibit. Volunteers believed the honor of their… Continue Reading →

Tullie Smith House, Buckhead

The signage around the Tullie Smith House was better than anything I’ve seen elsewhere. So much so, that I’ve included the text from these signs with the photos below. Tours of the Tullie Smith House run daily and can be… Continue Reading →

Swan House, Buckhead

Completed in 1928, Swan House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Inman, heirs to a post-Civil War cotton brokerage fortune. The Inmans hired Hentz, Reid and Adler to design the house; Philip Trammell Shutze served as principle architect…. Continue Reading →

Thaicoon, Marietta

I originally planned to go to a French crepes restaurant tucked down an obscure unlit alley. I’m a sucker for eclectic little restaurants that look atmospheric but seem out of place. However, I struggle with menus full of wheat. Instead… Continue Reading →

The Marietta Chicken

Some places have a giant dinosaur… others a big spaceship. Marietta is no different on the we-have-a-giant-monument front… it has a giant mechanical eye-rolling chicken. The Big Chicken is often used as a directional waymark by locals. On my way… Continue Reading →

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