Larry Felton Johnson

Freelance journalist

Location icon United States of America

I'm a freelance writer living in Atlanta, GA, and I'm currently pursuing a late life degree in journalism from Georgia State University. I retired after 20 years as a software systems engineer.

I've published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Porch Press, and for 15 years ran a popular blog focused on Atlanta's neighhorhoods, at

I write about environmental issues, Atlanta and Georgia history, local politics, and technology.
I can be reached at [email protected], or 404-664-2034


Featured Writing Samples of the Week

Bids underway for design of sidewalks and multi-use trail on Mableton Parkway

On August 14th the Cobb County Department of Transportation opened "non-cost technical proposals for Engineering Consulting Services" for the design of planned pedestrian improvements for Mableton Parkway between Discovery Boulevard and Factory Shoals Road. What this means is that qualified engineering firms may present plans for how they would carry out the work specified in the Request For Proposal outlined on the Cobb County DOT website.

The Bagby brothers - elusive bandits of the Chattahoochee

The man sat in the tree by the banks of the river, waiting patiently. He was thin, with wiry arms, well suited to climbing. He was comfortable in the tree, and as long as he stayed in the woods near the river, the police would never catch him.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Conversation Starter

Short piece about the removal of the Rich's lighting of the tree ceremony from downtown


Has anyone developed a video game as elegant as Go?

by Larry Johnson I'm old. I'm so old I feel like I should insert an "I'm so old ..." joke here. You know the kind. "I'm so old Millard Fillmore was my paperboy." If you don't know who Millard Fillmore was, don't worry. I'm sure polling would indicate that most people don't.

Blog Talk Radio

Interview with Barbara Joye

An interview with Barbara Joye, who co-founded the community radio station WRFG in Atlanta.

Porch Press

Atlanta Larry blog

Atlanta Larry blog
Gallons of Peppermint Tea

This blog post describes my attempt to keep the invasive peppermint in my garden under control, one jar of tea at a time.

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