AJC should swallow its sour grapes over Braves’ move to Cobb

When will The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finally accept that the Atlanta Braves’ move to Cobb County and the nearby Battery entertainment site have been wildly successful and good for the fans? The recent article about the thriving (those are the AJC’s words) Battery was turned into criticism about its reported lack of retail shopping opportunities. The fact that, according to the Braves, the space at the Battery will be 90 percent leased in a year means they are giving patrons what they want. Sooner or later, the AJC must give credit to the Braves without revealing your lingering sour grapes posture. Get over it, and go have a good time at the Battery or even watch our playoff-contending ball team.


Museum exhibit encourages spotlight on refugees, climate change

I have just visited the compelling exhibition at the CDC Museum in Atlanta documenting the “Refugee Journey to Wellbeing.” The exhibit introduces visitors to the programs and processes supporting refugee health along the journey. Since some of the refugees are resettled in the Atlanta area, the immense human suffering touches many of our lives. Prominent in the exhibition is the contribution of Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi, whose work documents the vast quantities of life vests and other debris brought and discarded by the 400,000 migrants fleeing the climate change-induced drought areas of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. I could not help thinking that if we continue our self-defeating reliance on fossil fuel and cannot keep from altering Earth’s climate, I, and we, could be looking at future decades of huge new amounts of intolerable human suffering and unnecessary mortality. I urge you to see this moving exhibition.


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