Monthly Archives: August 2004

Activism undeterred

Well damn, I knew Maria Johnson was a good writer… but damn.  In the profile of me she has been working on for two haircut cycles she mixes a wonderful writing style with the type of reporting that can only come from getting to know your subject very well. My favorite line? “… Hoggard wants another [...]

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Sour grapes? Nope…. just the facts.

War Memorial Stadium will host its last professional baseball game next weekend.  This morning, N&R reporter and Greensboro historian Jim Schlosser offered a great story about how the Bat’s departure will leave a hole in my neighborhood, how some of my neighbors feel about that departure and, perhaps unwittingly, why it is damned short-sighted shame for Greensboro [...]

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First… coming attactions.

Busy, busy weekend. I have been attending a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center called “Men can Cook” since it’s inception two years ago.  I figure it was time for Greensboro to taste my BBQ ribs and signed up to participate.  If you get a chance, come on down to the Empire Room on Elm [...]

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Aaaahhh…

Aaaahhhh…..  As soon as my ship comes back to port, I’m going to purchase a portable computer.  Even though I was able to keep up with things while in Charlotte, not having the ability to participate and comment had a similar effect (I hear), of being forced to watch steamy adult videos for four days [...]

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Gotta run, talk amongst yourselves

I’ve really got to go. I’m headed to Charlotte for the week to undertake my company’s first foray outside of Guilford County.  We are starting a window restoration job in the swanky historic district of Myers Park.  Usually when I start a new job in a new neighborhood I land several other similar projects within close [...]

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A potential candidate’s forum

District 7 School Board candidate Bill Davidson has commented on a couple of my posts that involved him. He responded to my opinion that candidates for public office should follow the rules (scroll way down) and not overtly campaign on school grounds.  He akins his actions to his incumbent opponent’s appearances at school functions.  He further states [...]

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Slap Down!

Lex Alexander, wearing his N&R editor hat, responds to criticsm of Saturday’s article on local political weblogs.  A blogger himself,  he would have preferred if the article’s online version had been more Net friendly. He also provides an email address for Tom Corrigan, he’s the guy who make the decisions for what shows up in their online [...]

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Slap Down!

Over at the ABC’s discussion forum I just got flamed in regards to my post on the District 7 school board race.  “Proud to be in ABC” copied and pasted his comment on the post, then prefaced it with this: “I just submitted this as a comment on “Hoggard’s Bloggs.” He made a comment that Kris [...]

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Community

Greensboro is Talking wants to know, “How do you build a community?”.  He compares the Gate City and surrounds to his past experiences and then laments what Greensboro lacks in that department: “Greensboro is a city. Guilford is a county. Neither are communities. There is nothing…I repeat…NOTHING…that makes us a collective community. There is nothing that [...]

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OK, David… get to the damn point

I realize I am verbose, and a little wordy, too.  I don’t set out to write essay length blog entries every day… it just happens. Even though no one has criticized me for it (much), I am aware of how many words it generally takes for me to get my point across in a way that satisfies me.  [...]

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