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Making the most of constant proximity to family, cheap outdoor adventuring around Georgia, and the gift of oppressive boredom.
"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."
After Atlanta icon Herman Russell died, DNA proved Joycelyn Alston is a daughter he never knew. That’s when things got complicated.
Sixty years ago, as he was building the construction empire that would make him one of Atlanta’s richest and most influential men, Herman Russell fathered a daughter out of wedlock. Now, four years after his death, Joycelyn Alston is fighting her three half-siblings for a portion of their father’s vast estate.
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Take the family on a fun trip to Greensboro, North Carolina, where you’ll find budget-friendly activities and accommodations—without the unbearable traffic.
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From surfing and sailing camps for the kids to grown-up activities galore, the whole family will enjoy summer vacation in this charming coastal locale.
When I was coming up in West Virginia, all food was comfort food. Which is to say the food that graced our dinner table was entirely home cooked, from simple ingredients, made that day. Every dish was familiar. Every meal surprise free. This was less about style than economics.
For the life of me, I can't understand my family's unwavering support and love for the hometown football team. But I admire it.
Words are one thing, photographs another. In the 25 years I’ve been in journalism, I’ve learned that though a lot of people are willing (grudgingly) to talk to reporters, and maybe even let them tag along for a few days as they go about their lives, letting a photojournalist do the same thing is a different story. Because good photos often require getting up in people’s faces.