Monthly Archives: March 2005

Jinni’s Journal – Part IV

Here’s the thing about flying a kite:  The sky gets bigger, the world gets smaller.

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Jinni’s Journal – Part IV

Tara Sue needs some help. I don’t know the merits of either side of her child custody case but I do know she should not be attempting to litigate such an important matter herself.

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Jinni’s Journal – Part IV

Trying to access the Net, via dial-up, with no local Roadrunner ISP access number, on a phone that doesn’t allow long distance dialing without a co-signer or twenty digit calling card ID is like trying to harness the waves that are crashing right outside our door.  It takes ingenuity, persistance and faith.  I have all [...]

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Off to the beach

We are headed to the beach today and leaving the Rottweilers, the Pekingnese and our two attack cats to guard the estate.  (I’m not kidding about the Rotties, would-be robbers… try your luck.)  A friend of ours has a beach house down at Emerald Isle that could easily house a battalion.  With the help of family and [...]

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Dual citizenship

This time of year is very difficult for me.  Even though I was transplanted many years ago, my roots are still firmly established .

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Red Letter Day

Another reason Greensboro is superior to Charlotte.  Our dentists still use Novacaine, not novacame.

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Red Letter Day

How time flies when you’re getting cured.  Ever since Jinni’s first chemo session back in the first week of December, we have been looking forward to getting shed of her bi-weekly treatments; today, thankfully, is her last one. We have all heard horror stories about how terrible such an intense course of treatments can be.  While [...]

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The right approach… A lesson for Guilford County

Anonymoses on Ed Cone’s foray yesterday into “The Third Ring of Hell“:  “He does us proud, even as they try to give him over to South Carolina…which he promptly corrected. Not something a North Dakotan might think to do.”

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The right approach… A lesson for Guilford County

Over at Sandy Carmany’s place, Joya Wesley has tried to clear up some confusion about what players are playing what roles in the Truth and Reconciliation effort.  Joya is the communication director for The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is doing what she is supposed to do… she is communicating.  And very effectively.

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The right approach… A lesson for Guilford County

I’m going to have a lot to say about this article from the Wichita Eagle about schools, discipline and expectations, but for now do your homework and read it… It is long, but read the whole thing.  (Link via Ronald Newton commenting @ The Chalkboard) ********** I am hard pressed to quote any portion of [...]

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