High five to the lowbrow
It was nice to finally see some recognition in CL for a group of people whose fingerprints and influence can be found covering southeast Atlanta and beyond ("High times for Atlanta lowbrow," cover story, Aug. 27). As someone who has associated and disported himself with almost everyone mentioned in your article, I would like to add that these folks are the most vulgar gang of hell-raising assholes one would ever be lucky enough to have over for dinner.
– Cletis Reid, Decatur
Looking into a mirror
I read your article about the heroin situation in Atlanta ("Addicted," cover story, Aug. 20). My wife (then girlfriend) and I were also heroin addicts here in Atlanta for about three or four years. We have been clean for just under a year. We are 27 and 28 now. Our story is very much like the one you wrote about. It was very touching and real to read about.
I wanted to write you personally and tell you how much I appreciate that article and how it has affected me and my wife profoundly. We felt like we were looking into a mirror that was reflecting our story and experiences with heroin ... only reading it in CL. There is not one day that goes by where I personally do not think about doing heroin.
Atlanta needs to be warned about heroin, but at the same time know that there is a way out. I felt your article did exactly that. Me and my wife almost died and lost everything. We were lucky to have people around that cared and loved us.
I just felt compelled to write you.
– Name withheld, East Atlanta
Mo gibs muh 'dat.
One step forward, two steps back.
Hey "Here's Your Editorial", what does Dale Earnhardt Junior have to do with this article?
I would bet Don Balfour chews with his mouth open and sweats profusely the entire…