Monthly Archives: November 2003

I’ll get it done

Jeneane links to Desperate Dad. I too have visited the economic bottom and wondered which way to go (as if there was a choice).  Deserate Dad chooses Ebay for the short term.

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I’ll get it done

Over at the News & Record, Allen Johnson and staff are staying on top of the City’s committments regarding the future of War Memorial Stadium, post referendum. Allen called me the day before the piece ran but I didn’t get the message until late Wednesday night.  My guess is that he was looking for an [...]

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Happy Holidays… No Thanks

For the past many years since the onslaught of political correctness, Thanksgiving Day has been the start of my personal crusade against the phrase “Happy Holidays”. Any time someone offers up this generic, dry, no-real-meaning greeting, I unabashedly respond with “Merry Christmas!”.  Although every now and again someone looks at me a little askew because of [...]

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Conflict?… what conflict?

Great investigative report (not yet posted) tonight by WXII (Winston Salem) about Ann Scott Fulton and her dual roles that reek of a conflict of interest even though she exonerates (PDF File) herself of any such conflict at each Commission meeting.  She was appointed as acting chair of the N.C. Alchohol Beverage Control Commission in July 2001 after being [...]

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Everyday Talent

It is simply amazing what you can find when you start following the weblog links that are provided by other webloggers.  There is some great writing to be found if you have an hour or so.  I just found Jeanene Sessum’s weblog and am very impressed. Having started my blog as a campaign tool I find [...]

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Turkey Day, by any other name

Frograbbitmonkey sends a holiday wish for truth in history to everyone before she changes servers: …Oh and happy “Eat Turkey to Celebrate that Time the Pilgrims Faked Out the Indians with a Big Meal before Committing Genocide of Them” day…”

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A Rarified Time

This explains why I keep getting this particular brand of spam. *********************** I’ve never seen the Aurora, but it looks like I might have a shot at it this year.  Sightings from around here and elswhere give me hope of the experiencing the phenomenon from my front yard. Thanks to Doc Searls for both of the above.

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A Rarified Time

For the first time in recent memory, all three of my children are in the same room… on a Saturday night… and they are content.  They are watching The Santa Clause II of all things and enjoying it… together…. without discord. Jack (14) is hardly ever here it seems, he’s got a lot to do. [...]

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Another Aycock Acheivement

Last night the Guilford county Board of Commissioners awarded an $18,000 grant to the Charles B. Aycock Neighborhood Association.  This amount is to be used to repay the remainder of the loan given to Aycock by Preservation Greensboro’s Revolving Fund back in August 2002 that helped finance our neighborhood design “charette” that was headed by Philip [...]

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Tired of labels.

Ed Whitfield, in an op/ed to the Carolina Peacemaker, points out some failings with one of Guilford County Schools’ college based high school programs.  Ed makes the case that different students needs must be met in differing ways, but each child is equally important.  I agree with him wholeheartedly.  If he had left it at that I [...]

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