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Scattershot: What Progress Does Not Preserve

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“Maybe everyday is Saturday morning.”—Drive-By Truckers* A couple of decades before we declared We Do Amazing, good ole Columbus, GA boasted a fairly fitting slogan: ‘What Progress Has Preserved.” While still a solid mantra for our small big city / big small town—with genuine historic Southern charm churning inside an economic engine, with bold, visionary civic leaders as...

Scattershot: The Plan of No Plan in 2021

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“What if everyday was like Saturday morning?”—Drive-By Truckers** When I walked out of the Widespread Panic concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last NYE (glimpsed below in all its disco-dazzle psychedelic splendor) and into 2020, there’s no way I could have possibly predicted all the death and disruption of the next 12 months.But I had a plan. Or, at least, a resolution. I was...

Scattershot: 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

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My Year in Screenshots “What if everyday was like Saturday morning?”—Drive-By Truckers** Looking back at the past year ain’t a pretty picture. While I can’t tell y’all exactly why my 2020 was such an ugly scene—statute of limitations dictates we’ll have to wait about 4 years to spin that year—social-media algorithms reveal a lot about my journey these last 12...

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Christmas Lights & Tradition in the Time of COVID (Crane-Spotting Edition) “What if everyday was like Saturday morning?”—Dive-By Truckers** . A TWISTED TALE OF TRADITIONI walked a bitter cold block upriver Tuesday morning for my first-ever glimpse of the gingerbread houses display the RiverCenter always hosts during the holidays. It was weird. And a lil’ bit sad.This is not...