Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

   I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface is about the struggles of a low income mother and daughter dealing with the disappearance of a younger son, set against the backdrop of what has become known … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

Bizarro Atlanta, Summer of 1996

"The world is coming to Atlanta!" —Ad for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics For seventeen days in the summer of 1996, Atlanta entered the Bizarro World, where the downtown connector was clear, MARTA was packed, and the world stopped by for a visit. Less than a year before, Atlanta had been thrilled when the Braves brought … Continue reading Bizarro Atlanta, Summer of 1996

Communication Breakdown 

  The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.  --Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google The Internet was once solely the province of academics and researchers; universities communicating with the governmental and military facilities that financed their research; and … Continue reading Communication Breakdown 

Atlanta Transitional 

As an Atlanta native, I always find it interesting to read lists of places or activities which characterize denizens of the city, many of which I have little or no familiarity with. Lenox Square Mall, for instance, is cited as the place Atlantans shop, but it wasn't until I was in high school or college … Continue reading Atlanta Transitional 

Random Thoughts, 16 December 2015

   Creating a to do list is often one of the things I never have time to do. I wonder if Rhonda ever got around to helping that guy. If the grammar checker in Word is indicative of the current state of technology, we have nothing to fear from Skynet. I must confess, I originally … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 16 December 2015

Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006

Remembering my mother, Emily Mae (Stribling) Lupo (16 September 1929 - 9 December 2006) on what would have been her 86th birthday. She was born in Sutton, West Virginia, an only child raised by a single mother, after her parents divorced when she was a small child. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1947 … Continue reading Emily Mae Lupo, 1929 – 2006