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Bill Chastain
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Dino's fundraiser a success!
Dino Mirabal's friends came from everywhere on Sunday to Anthony's Cold Fired Pizza to enjoy the food, have a few cool ones and offer support to the man who has given back so much to his community. Dino thanking the crowd My wife, Patti, and I would like to...

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Harper Lee, hoops and more on gaffes
How about this one.  Prior to writing To Kill a Mockingbird , Harper Lee wrote Go Set a Watchman,  but the Pulitzer Prize-winning author never followed through with trying to get her first novel published. Go Set a Watchman is about a woman named Scout who ...

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A little McDonald's love
Right about the time I finished dinner last night, I saw a short on TV about McDonald's new thing.  Seems Mickey D's is giving away free meals during an innovative promotion that runs through Valentine's Day.  The only hitch is the winners must show some lo...

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Hawks livin' large in the ATL. How about a beer... And, John Baker
Wednesday night I went to an NBA game for the first time in forever and all I can say is I'm back on board. The Hawks played the Nets at Phillips Arena and I attended along with my daughter, Carly, and her husband, Michael.  What a great experience and what...

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Birthday wishes to the Baltimore Bullethead
Time diminishes a lot of memories, like not being able to remember how my son, Kel, got the early nickname "Baltimore Bullethead" -- didn't stick -- but today, on his 27th birthday, I do remember taking him out on the golf course for the first time at age 4...

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Facebook for dogs
Been spending a few days in Atlanta with my daughter, Carly, and my grand dog, Beazley, leading to several observations about dogs, though don't bark that too loudly.  While the Beazer is a 9-pound chihuahua, he believes he's an Arabian prince. Most dogs ar...

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Book signing, three bills and weathermen
Thanks to everyone who came by the Georgia Tech Barnes and Noble Monday night for my book signing for Jackrabbit.   Having people buy something you've written is a humbling, as well as gratifying, experience.  Also, many thanks to that particular Barnes and...

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Ernie Banks a special man
The tributes to Ernie Banks have been ringing since his death over the weekend, and for good reason.  He understood that hitting a baseball well made you a special baseball player and how you  treated others made you a special person. When you get older you...

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Darth Vader toast program and other observations
Now's the time to hop aboard the Darth Vader toast program. Yep, for the low cost of $49.99 you, too, can own a Darth Vader toaster--shaped like its namesake's head--that burns "Star Wars" onto your toast.  What an amazing new product for society.  Just thi...

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Mom on strike
Watching the local news this morning, I got a major chuckle from a story about a mother who went on strike. Apparently her two teenaged daughters had been running roughshod over her, which prompted her to take to the sidewalk in front of her house where she...
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