The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John, importuning him to “remember the Ladies” in drafting the...

The meaning of Motown for a white kid

Do you remember them? Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles,...

Collecting political history

Silks, ribbons, jugates, and campaign torches In this 2020 political season, the landscape abounds with yard signs and bumper stickers, but campaigns from the beginning...

UGA professor strives to cross the racial divide

When Dawn Bennett-Alexander agreed to teach an OLLI class this summer the topic was to be “Diversity and Inclusion in a Post-COVID World: Does...

Isolated, depressed, lonely, homebound?

Who ya gonna Zoom? Gloombuster! When older citizens were urged to isolate at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Licensed Professional Counselor Rita Macari began using...

Healthy Us: Advice from trusted sources

Time for a flu shot October is the ideal month to get your flu shot so that it will last through the upcoming flu season...

UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of...

FYI: Virtual events, re-openings, Medicare news, CO-AGE proposals

Need to Know Medicare Open Enrollment The Medicare Rights Center reminds folks over 65 that from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year, you can make...

RBG and her five-year-old pen pal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who rose to pop culture icon status as the “Notorious RBG,” was a lifetime champion for equal...

A chef’s experience: Cooking in the time of Covid

During the bizarre period since mid-March, with external activities crimped, I cooked a lot, gardened before the mosquitoes intervened, masked, distanced from most people,...

The meaning of Motown for a white kid

Do you remember them? Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles,...

A chef’s experience: Cooking in the time of Covid

During the bizarre period since mid-March, with external activities crimped, I cooked a lot, gardened before the mosquitoes intervened, masked, distanced from most people,...

The Woodpecker Trail, Part 2 – The Southern Leg

The Fall 2018 issue of BoomAthens carried our piece about the northern part of Georgia’s historic Woodpecker Trail (Highway 121). Now we visit the 140-mile...

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Advocating on behalf of nursing home residents and their families

Checking on our loved ones during COVID-19 is a top priority for many of us. As nursing homes and other long-term care facilities resume...

RBG and her five-year-old pen pal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who rose to pop culture icon status as the “Notorious RBG,” was a lifetime champion for equal...

Letters from Vietnam, 1968: Love that knows no boundaries.

In January and February 1968 while I was sleeping snug and warm in my dorm at Tift College, my brother Frederick was spending nights...

Letters from Vietnam, 1967

Small flakes of snow prickled against my face and hands and left little wet splotches on the stationery on my lap.  It was 1967,...

Will women be the deciders?

2020 is a year like no other—a global pandemic and economic downturn, street protests against racism, hellish wildfires, and drenching hurricanes. Against this chaotic backdrop,...

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Will women be the deciders?

2020 is a year like no other—a global pandemic and economic downturn, street protests against racism, hellish wildfires, and drenching hurricanes. Against this chaotic backdrop,...

Just a thought: Tap and step

We Boomers began our journey during the poliovirus epidemics in the 1940s and ‘50s, and today we’re ending it with the coronavirus pandemic. Polio...

Advocating on behalf of nursing home residents and their families

Checking on our loved ones during COVID-19 is a top priority for many of us. As nursing homes and other long-term care facilities resume...

Healthy Us: Advice from trusted sources

Time for a flu shot October is the ideal month to get your flu shot so that it will last through the upcoming flu season...

UGA professor uses art to persuade

Amitabh Verma, associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design, recently turned his talents to creating pandemic posters. Instead of...

FYI: Virtual events, re-openings, Medicare news, CO-AGE proposals

Need to Know Medicare Open Enrollment The Medicare Rights Center reminds folks over 65 that from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year, you can make...

The meaning of Motown for a white kid

Do you remember them? Smoky Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles,...

RBG and her five-year-old pen pal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who rose to pop culture icon status as the “Notorious RBG,” was a lifetime champion for equal...

A chef’s experience: Cooking in the time of Covid

During the bizarre period since mid-March, with external activities crimped, I cooked a lot, gardened before the mosquitoes intervened, masked, distanced from most people,...

Athens High 1965: Integrating high school athletics in Athens

This article was previously printed in the Winter issue of Zebra Magazine. It has been edited for length.    Alan Morse’s father was skeptical of him...

Letters from Vietnam, 1967

Small flakes of snow prickled against my face and hands and left little wet splotches on the stationery on my lap.  It was 1967,...

Letters from Vietnam, 1968: Love that knows no boundaries.

In January and February 1968 while I was sleeping snug and warm in my dorm at Tift College, my brother Frederick was spending nights...

To everything there is a season. Some thoughts on inner harvesting

There’s a small branching plant with clusters of yellow pods that burst open in the fall to reveal intense orange, jewel-like berries. In Indiana...

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1

In just a two-block section of Baxter Street, six, locally owned restaurants have emerged to establish the locale as a dining destination. Easily within...
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