Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

This is nice, I promise ...

First, pour yourself a glass of something. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and repeat.

Now, take a sip or two from the glass, sit back in your chair, click on the little white triangle and close your eyes while jazz pianist Holly Bowling washes your stress away with her interpretation of the Dead classic "Dark Star."

You can thank me afterward:

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About the Author

Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.