It's been mostly awesome summer weather in ATL; we usually get high 90s, above 95% humidity and a shitload of code orange smog alert days. Last year, it rained 15 weekends in a row and all the vegetable gardens rotted. So I'm gonna enjoy this while it lasts. » 7/29/14 1:13pm Tuesday 1:13pm

I live in the East Lake/East Atlanta part of metro Atlanta, not as violent as some other metro areas but definitely suffering from crime/blight in the urban black community. Not being affluent, I live side by side with lower income and poor blacks, and have spent years mulling the above situation and possible… » 7/12/14 9:20am 7/12/14 9:20am

Because of that article, and because until today the Cobb County police were extremely circumspect in giving out information or anything but the vaguest motive/reason for arresting this guy, I was coming down on the side of, reserve judgment, we don't know. But this.....I can't. Can't give him or his wife the benefit… » 7/03/14 5:18pm 7/03/14 5:18pm

According to multiple local editorials here (ATL), it is starting to look like the Cobb Co police are stonewalling giving any information on what other evidence they've gathered besides that the parents Googled this topic (and there have been other recent tragedies that may have caused them to search the internet for… » 6/30/14 12:19pm 6/30/14 12:19pm

No. Both stories hit me hard. This one is especially heartbreaking b/c no matter whether or not the father meant to do it (and it certainly looks that way) this poor little boy died an awful death. I am heartbroken. But I refuse to become a cynical person over either thing, or any other crap like it. For my own mental… » 6/25/14 5:43pm 6/25/14 5:43pm

A friend of mine who works for a very high-end finance management company here in ATL is always posting pictures of weird or gross stuff the employees do in their building environment, all the same kinds of stuff like you and others posted in the comments. These people make six figures and either can't figure out how… » 6/25/14 3:08pm 6/25/14 3:08pm

This is exactly why I prefer driving a stick- total engagement of mind and body. No chance to eat/text/put on makeup/whatever other activity I see people doing in their cars while driving, resulting in a driver fully focused on the act of...driving. The whole foils-idiot-criminals thing is just a bonus. » 6/25/14 12:44pm 6/25/14 12:44pm

Agreed. Narcissistic personality disorder taken to a homicidal level. And unbelievably, usually to their own kids. As a parent, I have zero sympathy; I spend so much of my time concerned about my child's welfare, battling to make sure he eats healthy, has healthy habits, stays away from drugs, trouble, etc. Loving him… » 6/18/14 6:31pm 6/18/14 6:31pm

Jesus fucking christ, why can't people just mind their own business, keep their ugly opinions to themselves, and leave other people alone. She is *way* less upsetting looking than your average Walmart shopper, who CAN help the way they look. Plus, little kid. Really? You fucking suck, whoever you are that complained. » 6/16/14 5:59pm 6/16/14 5:59pm

I didn't have a supportive dad growing up; he left my mom for her best friend when I was still very little. I had a step-dad, who provided lots of economic advantages and didn't do anything weird to me and my brother, no physical abuse. But no love or affection, either; he was a very cynical man. It's taken me years… » 6/14/14 6:06pm 6/14/14 6:06pm

Oh it is total bullshit. Sent my kid to summer camp for a week at the same age; his letter was full of moaning about how homesick he was, that the food sucked, and begging to come home early. Not that all kids will do that, but the majority do, their first time/first letter. Plus, the misspellings- if that were a real… » 6/06/14 4:16pm 6/06/14 4:16pm