Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Pine Lake Fire Truck

Back in the day, Pine Lake had its own volunteer fire department, let by Ernest Harrelson. This is the venerable fire truck. It was stations in front of the clubhouse.

Monday, January 7, 2013


When I say the United States is a country without values, I mean it in a nice way.

I'm not referring to morals, at least in a biblical sense, but to a certain business ethic-- that of standardization.

Our business community is severely lacking in any sense of providing a stable, unchanging product to consumers.

We're a country with a proud history of breaking boundaries, but must that mean the things I buy must constantly be changing? Is that really helping?

Thursday, January 3, 2013


When I moved to Atlanta in 1989 my co-workers sent me to Thomas Price on Lawrenceville Highway, near North Dekalb Mall. He's been my dentist for more than twenty years, and I've been more than happy with him.

This year, after more than twenty years with the same provider, my dental insurance has switched to a new company-- and Dr. Price isn't on the network. That means I'm shopping for a new dentist.

On the Pine Lake Announcement list I asked for recommendations for another dentist, and I got a wealth of names. I'm listing them all below and will add a Dentistry section to the Services page of this blog (Just click Services on the top tab).

Elise Ashpole, D.D.S.
1275 McConnell. Dr.
(Just off Clairmont near N. Druid Hills Road)

B. Thomas Bender, D.D.S.
45 Lenox Pointe

Max J. Cohen, D.D.S
4700 Chamblee Dunwood Road, Suite #100
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.

Dental One
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30329
(Across from Toco Hills Shopping Center)

Marc Etienne, D.D.S.
Great Expressions
4800 Briarcliff NE Rd., Suite 2037
(Briarcliff Village)
Atlanta, GA 30345

Mark Gobbel, D.D.S.
2530 Lawrenceville Hwy.

James Kim, D.D.S.
3754 Lavista, Ste. 300

Andrew B. Levin, D.D.S.
Henderson Mill Dental Care
2847 Henderson Mill Road


Catherine Moody, D.D.S.
1000 N. Main St., Suite F

Stone Mountain Village


Simmons Family Dentistry
2883 N. Decatur Road, Ste. F.
(In the Kroger Plaza)

Marvin R. Winter, D.D.S.
Fidelity Bank Building ( it has the circular front and the logo of the lion)
160 Clairemont Avenue
Corner of Clairemont and Commerce