Dimon Kendrick-Holmes

Dimon Kendrick-Holmes

OK, so maybe I don’t want to be an empty nester after all

I thought I wanted to be an empty nester. Then I looked in the rear view window. For years, Bess has been saying she dreads the day when the last of our four children leaves home, and I’ve been saying that I can’t wait. Last weekend, we took two of our children back to the University of Georgia, where our oldest son is now a sophomore and our daughter a senior.

Dimon Kendrick-Holmes

The art of looking at the world outside your office window

My second-floor window here in the Hardaway Building lacks panoramic river views, instead offering a tight shot of the grassy Broadway median and featuring a couple of park benches, a couple of No Parking signs and one yellow fire hydrant. For much of the day, the picture is a still-life, save for the occasional blur of car passing left to right at the bottom of the median or right to left at the top, or the breeze that’s strong enough to stir the trees. It gets more interesting when human beings enter the scene.

Dimon Kendrick-Holmes

Relaxing vacations for people who hate relaxing on vacation

When we married and started taking vacations together, we made certain concessions. Like, I’m OK with driving long distances and stopping along the way so we can learn stuff, as long as we don’t have a pop-up camper. And Bess is OK with going to the beach and doing nothing as long as we don’t stay there doing nothing for longer than 48 hours.

Dimon Kendrick-Holmes

A long, strange weekend on the banks of the Chattahoochee

I got an email from an online reader criticizing our photo gallery of the fireworks celebration. She called us unpatriotic. At first, I thought it had something to do with the death of the soldier and how thousands of people went to that same area and danced and laughed and had a good time and how the newspaper took hundreds of party pics as if nothing had happened.

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