Dispatches From the Edge: Awards For The Year That Was

By Conn Hallinan
Friday January 05, 2007

Each year Dispatches From the Edge gives its annual IDBIAART (I Don’t Believe I Am Actually Reading This) Awards for the past year. The following are the Awards for 2006. -more-

Undercurrents: Exercising Patience as the Dellums Era Begins

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday January 05, 2007

Late in the summer of 1864, shortly after his combined federal armies of the West entered Georgia’s largest and most important city, General William Sherman sent a telegram to President Abraham Lincoln with a brief message included. “Atlanta is ours,” Mr. Sherman said, “and fairly won.” -more-

About the House: The Real Deal About Condo Inspection

By Matt Cantor
Friday January 05, 2007

I’m always afraid to start talking about the practice of home inspection, fearing that it will seem self-serving but hey, I can serve myself! Actually, I think this sort of discussion is valuable and I wouldn’t try to waste your time if it weren’t. I never fail in my awareness that a column becomes birdcage liner pretty darned quick when it doesn’t provide something of worth. -more-

Garden Variety: Hardy and Engaging: Rowntree and Native Plants in New Edition

By Ron Sullivan
Friday January 05, 2007

Oh boy, did I get a great Yule present. Joe gave me a copy of the new edition of Lester Rowntree’s classic Hardy Californians. If no one gave you one, remedy that immediately. -more-