China's One-Child Policy

Excellent article today from Matthews Asia on the PRC's liberalization of the 1980 One-Child Policy and the general state of population growth in an increasing urbanized China.

"Last November, China’s Communist Party announced that the one-child policy would be relaxed by implementation of a policy in which families are permitted to have two children if either a husband or a wife is an only child. This marks a change from the previous rules which required both the husband and wife to be only children in order to qualify to have a second child.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, ending the one-child policy is unlikely to change the longer-term trend toward a lower fertility rate, as the pressures of modern life lead Chinese couples to have smaller families."

Twenty Years in Atlanta!

This month marks the start of my 20th year in the ATL!

It is a joy to be a part on this amazing community.  My thanks to the crew mentioned in my 15 yearpost for getting me here are these folks for keeping me going:

My amazing wife Shannon Graham, Sean Wood, Chad Elkins, We&Co, Hector and Leslie Santiago, King of Pops, Mark Redstrom and Rebecca Barrow, Montessori In Town families and staff, Dales Grados, Social Media Club Atlanta, Jeff Shelton, Judi Knight, Josh Moffitt, Team Shoutlet, Debbie Pohl, Alex Kaminsky, Matt Kelly, Jessica Hart and everyone at Team YP, David Williams, Atlanta Beltline, Pepin Owensby, the Atlanta start-up scene, Henry Alvarado, Greg Scott, Inman Park Security Patrol, Michelle Swanson, Yumbii Taco Truck, Jeff Diaz, Mosquito Teach and the army of amazing teachers, sitters, coaches and friends who have helped raise our youngins.  

Space is the Place

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Great post from NPR on the life and legacy of Sun Ra - Act Like You Know!