Posts By: Phil

Phil is a native New Yorker who's lived in Atlanta since 1984. Phil, his wife Sarah and his two children, Brian and Alison, live in Dunwoody. Phil attended Emory University for his bachelor's, then Georgetown for law school. For more than 30 years, Phil has worked as an attorney in Atlanta and now blogs about being a Damn Yankee. Follow Phil on Twitter

New Braves Stadium SunTrust Park Meh
April 12, 2017 Opinion Sports

Luke Skywalker conned Han Solo by promising him more wealth than Han could imagine. Han’s immortal reply was: “I don’t know kid; I can imagine quite a bit.” So, when I heard a Braves talking head during a recent exhibition game to tout the traffic and parking situation as “not nearly as bad as you… Read more »

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March 27, 2017 Opinion

To a New York kid like me, Southerners were defined by “The Dukes of Hazzard”. When my Dad suggested I apply to Emory University, I thought he wanted me to learn about overnight delivery services. It only took one gorgeous weekend on Emory’s campus in 1977 (my senior year of high school) to change my… Read more »