Monthly Archives: July 2004

The view from here

Make that 12:34p.

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The view from here

It’s a bonafide friggin’ anomaly. This morning Action Greensboro switched on the new Wi-Fi connection (N&R) in the new Center City Park in downtown Greensboro.  The signal must be bouncing off the Wachovia Building’s smoky glass facade in such a way that young  professional hikers who decide to tear themselves away from Joey Medaloni’s den’s of [...]

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Getting really away

The kids and I have been taking an annual backpacking trip up the Applachian Trail to Roan Mountain, TN for many years.  We usually go on Father’s Day weekend but it just didn’t pan out this year.  We’ve decided this weekend is it. Photo credit Don Hyatt We go in completely self sufficient for a [...]

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Decisions, decisions

I got a voice mail this morning from Mike Barber’s campaign.  The caller apparently knew I had been working for Mary Rakestraw and that I am now without a County Commissioner race-horse.  He asked if I would consider helping Mike in his upcoming contest against Mary’s Republican vanquisher, Mike Winstead. Mike Barber, to his credit, came through [...]

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Courthouse meeting

Bloggers build relationships online much like one would normally ascribe to back room online chat rooms.  Except for the fact that we don’t learn about each other’s sexual dark sides (often) – we feel we know each other pretty well even though most of us have never met.  Yesterday changed some of that. I met [...]

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My credo

Lex has the quote of the day regarding yesterday’s local Republican primary.

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My credo

Note to Maria – Here’s the quote that so easily rolled off my tongue again last night. “Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Some primary returns

Update: 7/21 7:00a What’s up with this?  Last night’s results and this morning’s N&R reports that the District 4 Republican primary will be thrown into a run-off election once 2nd place candidate Carl Allen asks for one.  Those results show Souther with 38% and Allen with 31% – both short of the 40% needed to avoid the August 17th [...]

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Working the polls – Primary day

Last night I helped put up signs at polling places for Mary Rakestraw.  Today I’ve been campaigning for Mary since 7:00a over at First Lutheran church on Friendly… the turn out is low but steady.  One voter about every ten minutes. First Lutheran is widely know among campaigns to have a large core of very dedicated voters of [...]

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Middle ground, dammit… what about the middle ground?

There is no place for me in partisan politics… I am convinced of it.  When a Republican (such as me) confesses his party affiliation to a Democrat, the listener hears ”conservative” and adopts a look of horror on their face.  If a Democrat tells his affiliation to a member of the GOP, the “liberal” label is automatically assigned and he walks away [...]

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