Monthly Archives: December 2003

Blogging Takes a Holiday – Change is in the Wind

Christmas Eve was hectic… lots of buying, wrapping, neighbors, friends and general merriment.  Fell asleep on the couch after almost forgetting to hang the stockings with care.  I awoke at 3:30 with a pair of eyes staring me down.  Jesse (9) was in the chair next to me willing me awake… and it worked.  I [...]

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I am improved

I sure wish that N&R head editorialist Allen Johnson would post his columns on-line.  He and I are so much of the same mind so much of the time that I could ghost write for him while he took a trip to the beach.  The average reader wouldn’t know that he was on vacation. This morning Johnson [...]

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I am improved

Got up at 5:40 this morning to drive to Raleigh so I wouldn’t miss it, if I did there would have been hell to pay in Wytheville, VA.  I’m talking a mandatory 8-hour Driver Improvement Program (DIP) that only set me back $75.00, just the thing to make a serious (84/65) Virginia issued speeding ticket stay [...]

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How did YOU find me?

I find myself at odds with the positions of Guilford Co. Commissioner Billy Yow much more than I agree with him but when he is right… he is right. Embattled Health Department Director Dr. Krishnaraj is making another bad decision by clamming up about his drunk driving incident.  Yow has apparently been the only public figure [...]

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How did YOU find me?

Not only is Real Live Preacher rewriting the Uncut Christmas Story for the modern era but he has also found time to analyze the $1.2 Million expenditure on recreating the Wright Flyer for yesterday’s ain’t-gonna-happen centurian air show out at Kill Devil Hills. He, or any one of us, could have done it cheaper sez the [...]

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How did YOU find me?

People found Hogg’s Blog today with the following Google search phrases: “how to fix christmas lights” which led some poor soul to the realization that it can’t be done. Judge William Daisy’s recent email joke flap was brought back to memory with the phrase “Cletis Quinticious Jenkins“. Someone wanted to know “what is proper Christmas greeting to [...]

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Unbefrigginlievable!

I have been to a lot of musical productions in my day and have performed in front of thousands myself, but… what I saw tonight at little ol’ Aycock Middle School was among the finest things I have ever seen. I’m not just talking about the premier performance of the Drum Line (more on that later), [...]

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Drum Line Update II

Aycock Middle School’s fledgling Drum Line is doing fine, thanks for asking.  They will be having their first public appearance this Thursday night @ 6:00 along with Jimmy Cheek’s fine chorus in our beautiful old (1922) auditorium on Cypress Street.  If you don’t know what I’m updating, here’s the skinny. Still no drums to play [...]

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Update and Ouch

Luminary Update: Because neighbor Tom Franklin and I do the bulk of the work putting on the luminary display previously mentioned, we decided to postpone the event until next Sunday (21st). **************** If warnings about catching diseases that might kill don’t provide enough reason for practicing safe sex, this account of pregnancy and the aftermath of [...]

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Eating burgers and kicking doors.

The Army started looking to switch gas suppliers in Iraq back in October because it was doing the same job as Halliburton for a much cheaper price. This shouldn’t be rocket science to figure out.  In Greensboro I can buy a gallon of gas for $1.37 which includes 23.4 cents in taxes.  Our good friends at [...]

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