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Comment Archives: Stories: News & Views: First Person

Re: “Stephen Stafford, 13-year-old Morehouse sophomore

Love the way he talks about the freedom of the city and his boredom with cars/driving everywhere. Wonder if this changes when he actually drives a car? Prelude to the "new millenials"?? -- he should be 17 by now...time for an update?

Posted by Charles Ryan Walker on 04/07/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Sarahn Agyriwah-Henderson, midwife

Home birth is safe and empowering. I have had a number of people accuse me of caring more about my birth experience than the safety of my baby, and my response to them is always that if you really look at the information available, a woman who is allowed to labor in a comfortable and non-invasive environment will have a healthy and happier outcome than a woman who is constantly monitored and pushed along by a hospital experience. It is time that we give the choice back to the mothers about how and where they are "allowed" to birth. And it is also time for the medical community to start doing less to meddle with birthing and to really listen to their pregnant moms.

Posted by Jessica Roylance Shepherd on 06/17/2013 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Traici Sexton, bounty hunter

I've never really thought about being a private investigator in Charlotte, NC, though I've always been intrigued by law and order shows and loved that bounty hunter movie!

Posted by Arry Stark on 05/14/2013 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Stephen Stafford, 13-year-old Morehouse sophomore

He's so inspiring - he makes me , a 20 year old want to be a better person because of his attitude and outlook on LIFE , hes a happy young man , I love that - its really appealing to be around .

Posted by Skyy Royal on 04/15/2013 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Lisa Sadri, cancer patient

Hi Lisa-
Would love to talk with you. I can be reached at roxyruben@comcast.net.
Roxann

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Posted by Roxann Ruben on 04/17/2012 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Stephen Stafford, 13-year-old Morehouse sophomore

Proud of you. Help others

Posted by Houston Simmons on 02/02/2012 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Dear Kenny and Angie! This is Eric Wilson. I went to High School with Kenny and worked with him at the convenience store on several occasions. I'm sure he'll remember me. We used to watch Star Trek all the time. I remember you. You are quite the singer. You sound like Bonnie Tyler :) I've been looking for Kenny since I left Georgia. I have information about Star Trek he's going to love! Please email me.deudly@swwmail.net.

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Posted by Zehaas Sram on 01/22/2012 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Curt Clause, joining the Occupy movement in the name of solar energy

$1,000,000 wont do much, believe it or not.

Posted by Yup on 12/21/2011 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Curt Clause, joining the Occupy movement in the name of solar energy

1. The Occupiers are only motivated enough to occupy (sit around, complain, and burn (very ok with that)).

2. Until a renewable energy source is cost effective, there is no reason to go around talking about it. He needs to put his energy into developing cost effective ways of producing solar power, wind power, etc. There is a huge up front cost to these renewable projects and we are in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Unfortunately, this is not the time to promote costly upgrades to anything. Might want to put that one on the back burner, Mr. Clause.

Posted by Yep on 12/21/2011 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Curt Clause, joining the Occupy movement in the name of solar energy

Curt needs a more influential and driven audience than 'Occupiers". How about business owners or investors that can actually do something (other than complain and sit in a park)?

Posted by Murph on 12/21/2011 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Curt Clause, joining the Occupy movement in the name of solar energy

I am really psyched to hear about Curt's plans. As an Atlantan who perceives renewable energy as the most pressing issue we currently face, I am eager to be present for his Occupy workshops. Any info as to when that would be? I am also beginning research with my landlord to set up my current living space as a model for sustainable living, with regard to food production, harvesting and using alternative energy onsite, and closed looped systems of waste conversion and grey water usage, and permie design. Would love to get in contact with Curt about what it takes to install solar panels and to pick his brain. Is there a way to contact him directly? I think his current point of engagement with the activists is spot on and agree that the work is twofold- 1. educating and engaging those who are motivated 2. working in communities to establish systems of energy solidarity. Kudos to the exponential max- this is exciting stuff! P.s. I don't have a couch but I do have a hammock... clhackett@gmail.com

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Posted by Colleen Hackett on 12/16/2011 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Brent Bomber, dungeon owner and swinging party promoter

I would like to get involved in the scene. I am a 55 yr old, widowed cd, living in Atlanta.

Posted by Vicki Thomas on 10/29/2011 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Looking for work — for a long time

You are inspirational, Mr. James.

Posted by pl on 08/25/2011 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Great story. One of God's blessing. Its nice to hear happy endings in tragic events.

Posted by Connie Ruff on 08/21/2011 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Kenny is My daughter's brother in law. I have known him for many years. I agree with Angie, Kenny is a nice guy. Never meets a stranger. I only get to see him at family events. Glad you did this story. Way to Go Kenny!

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Posted by BOBBY1949 on 08/09/2011 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Hi Angie, this is Steven Watson and I did this story. Thank you for the corrections. I see Kenny almost every day when I stop for coffee. Sometimes he surprises me with what he does remember.

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Posted by stevenwatson76 on 08/09/2011 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Just a few corrections pertaining to the story on my brother, Kenny Hollis... My name is Angie, and I am Kenny's baby sister. First, let me thank you for doing this story on Kenny, he was thrilled! However, Kenny was not in a car accident - and never hit a telephone pole. That is the first we've heard of that one. Kenny does get confused when it comes to some of the facts about his surgery, but he's never mentioned that he thought he was in a car accident. He didn't even own a car at the time he became ill. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which did cause him to black out while walking home from work one morning. We are so blessed to have Kenny in our lives, and back home with us here in Acworth / Kennesaw. Kenny is the smartest, sweetest, most caring human being I've ever known. If you are ever fortunate enough to meet him, it will be an encounter you'll never forget... (even though he might!) Just kidding, Kenny.... we love you, brother!

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Posted by lovetosing on 08/08/2011 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Homeless and transgendered

hi uncle aunt valerie whatever i am supposed to call you this is your niece ashley. while feel for you and your confusion of gender (which came late in life not when you were born) i will say myself and other fmilies members aree a bit upset by your pla for pity. half of wat you say is not true and the otheer half happened but not to you. i think iit is horroble you trying to pllay off o other peoples pities. maybe that is why no one has accepted you because you are not even telling your own story. you make us out to be such a horrible family. mean while it is us who have tried contacting you. you did this to yourself. you know how to contact me or anyoe else in the fmily so why not try it? i have to go foor now as too we just burried uncle donald hich we tried contacting you for to no avail. as to the reporter of this story aybe you should speak with other sources before publishing an almost entirely faalse article.

thanks a
ashley

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Posted by ashley_baylis on 08/05/2011 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Homeless and transgendered

My heart breaks for you, Valerie. You are a strong, amazing, intelligent woman.
I've heard it said "The darkest hour is the hour before dawn". I hope your dawn comes quickly and abundantly, bringing you the peace and joy you deserve.

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Posted by wvgirl on 07/10/2011 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Homeless and transgendered

Thank you for sharing your story, Valerie. I know you sometimes feel very alone, but there are people out there that are loving and accepting. I also attend Saint Mark UMC. I met a dear friend there 10 years ago who was a trans-woman. Like you, she had a difficult life, but found love, friendship, and acceptance at our church. She died a few years ago, and we all miss her so much. You will be welcomed and accepted for who you are too. The church also provides meals for people that are homeless on Tuesdays at 4, and Saturday mornings. I help cook sometimes. Maybe I'll have the pleasure of meeting you one day.

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Posted by Littlebit on 07/08/2011 at 4:34 PM

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