not home: atlanta

The summer of 2018 I drove from Van Nuys, CA to Decatur, GA in a plate-less Hyundai Elantra. No one batted an eye, not even the countless troopers I saw along the way. Proof that southerners think it’s rude to pry. After that kind of hospitality, I stayed in The Big Peach for 23 months.

Welcome to not home: Atlanta.


Atlanta, GA

Upon hearing the news that Stacey Abrams is running for Governor again, I proudly remembered a line from this essay, “Don’t count Stacey Abrams out…”

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Scared in Savannah

Savannah, GA

On the map, Savannah might look like it’s close to Atlanta, but a road trip on I-75 is as unpredictable as the ghosts you’ll meet along the way.

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Good People, Even Better Bakery

Decatur, GA

Decatur just got more delicious. Buena Gente Bakery has the pastelitos and croquetas you crave.

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Market Watch

Midtown, Atlanta

Ponce City Market as it stands today officially opened in August 2014, but you can still get a feel for the old Sears building.

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Penguins on Parade

Downtown, Atlanta

Ever wondered what more than 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water tanks can hold?

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Ode to Atlanta


There were certain things to get used to. Coca-Cola money is everywhere, and so is Tyler Perry. And, most importantly, wherever you turn you will be enveloped in history.

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Falling for Fall

Amicalola Falls, Dawson County

Pumpkin and cinnamon are my least favorite flavors, so I’ve never had a taste for fall…until now.

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Garden For All Seasons

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Atlanta Botanic Garden’s 30 acres are right next to Piedmont Park in Midtown.

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Downtown, Atlanta

I’ve been to quite a few Pride Parades, but none like Atlanta’s.

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