Aaron Bonding Springers 1982

Aaron Bonding Springers 1982

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Dan Johnson

An Athens son
Attended Athens High (go Trojans!)
Attended UGA (go Dogs!)
Many-year resident of Normaltown (70s-90s)
63 years of seeing and being seen
Published the Athens Sports Scene

Dan, re-discovering Athens

Dan is back seeing Athens

Follow Dan as he follows Athens. From sports to music to general observations, Dan's insights are recorded here in his writing and his photographs. His love of Athens and its people shines through. His unique perspectives are a must-read for any Athenophile. Have fun while you discover or re-discover Athens with Dan.



Bauerle etc. More on Coaches

February 2, 2016 0

Everything keeps coming up coaches. Of course it started with Coach Richt’s firing. Actually I guess it started with Steve Spurrier’s resignation at South Carolina. The realization that the Gamecocks were going after Kirby Smart […]


1966-67 Trojans Win Region

January 7, 2016 0

Martis Robinson’s 1966-67 Athens High School basketball team had a tough act to follow. In his first campaign as coach, Robinson had guided the 1965-66 squad to a 20-10 record, but with eight seniors taking […]


Saturday Memories

October 26, 2015 0

It’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog. Fall in Athens. Between the Hedges, in the stands, or watching the game on TV matters not. On Saturday morning I wake up all full of nervous energy. My […]


Out & About Athens

Still the Best

February 1, 2016 0

It was the day after Christmas and I was at the Foundry for Randall Bramblett’s annual Christmas show. I’d explored the place when I got there and found Slim Jim, Godfrey, and Mr. Clown all […]

Out & About Athens

Thankful for the Flyers

November 22, 2015 0

I’ve been listening to the Normaltown Flyers since 1979 and there are two things that have always been true: the music’s great and Brian Burke is in the pilot’s seat. I wish I could say […]

Out & About Athens

1961 Trojan Football

October 29, 2015 0

In the fall of 1961 “The Magnificent Seven” was on at the Palace Theater,  Roger Maris was being hounded by the press as he closed in on Babe Ruth’s home run record. The United States […]



A Flower Blooms in Beechwood

February 2, 2016 0

Daffodils are blooming in my backyard. The first one came two days after Christmas. There were three more yesterday. I look for meaning when unusual things happen. But all that I can figure out so […]


Adventures in Healthcare

November 27, 2015 0

I pulled into the Publix parking lot Monday morning three weeks ago and I was in a fowl mood. On Saturday I’d gotten a notice from my health insurance company that there were more i’s […]


Cue Speaks, I Listen

October 15, 2015 0

I was sitting in my living room watching Paul Finebaum. My leg was propped up with an icepack taped to my knee. I was still trying to recover from the weekend in Knoxville. I was contemplating starting […]

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