Author: Lauren Roberts

Reflections of a Baby Boomer

Throughout the Bible, God encourages us to help our neighbor with whatever resources we have. For Baby Boomers, we were more than encouraged to be involved in our communities In fact, if we weren’t, it was hard to advance. Personally, I helped not because I had to, but because I enjoyed being involved, and being of service to my neighbors and communities.

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Choose Joy! A Local Community Newspaper Brings Hope and Joy

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.” The Metro Times’ team exists to drive out darkness with light. You may have heard the old saying that, “bad news sells.” From my experience as the Editor in Chief, over the last eight months, I have found this to be wrong. Since we began seeking out the good news in the surrounding Metro Atlanta area, we have seen people come alive from the positivity in our pages.

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Learning Through Play

Regardless of how you believe humanity began years ago, I think we can all agree that man was much more primitive before than he is now. What was life like many years ago? There are scientists and archaeologists who speculate about what life was like but we don’t truly know because we weren’t there. My question is, how did humans learn many years ago? I propose that education during ancient times looked a lot like play. In an article posted on Psychology Today, an educational researcher at Boston College, Peter Gray, Ph.D. (2008) said, “Anthropologists have reported that the hunter-gatherer groups they studied did not distinguish between work and play…essentially all of life was understood as play.”

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Summer Reading

Raise your hand if you and your children are irritated about summer reading…you are not alone! One of my least favorite end-of-the-year rituals in high school is the annual signing of the roster as evidence that each child received his summer reading instructions.

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