Monthly Archives: April 2005

Oh well…

Chewie, to the world outside of Greensboro who might be following along on GT&R happenings… “Most of us in Greensboro aren’t mad at anybody, and we’re not fighting. A few of our elected officials and some die-hard redneck racists would like things to stay as they have always been, with wealthy white people in charge, and [...]

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Oh well…

Just when you think you are out of the woods, there stands another thicket.  Machete at the ready, we just keep swinging away because the alternative… well, there is none.  The pathology report came back on Jinni’s breast tumor today. Cancerous tumors usually are pretty well defined, however, it is what happens on the “margins” [...]

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Business and personal

Off to Raleigh for several days of window fixin’ in the Oakwood Historic District near the Governor’s mansion.  Next week, an 1855 country home in South Boston, VA.  After we get those two taken care of we’ll be in town a while to fix a whole passal of windows during the restoration of the Race Administration Building on [...]

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Clarity and cloudiness

During the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s T&R vote, Councilman Tom Phillips made a post on his weblog about the T&R’s efforts to obtain a Council endorsement.  His writing quickly received a bunch of comments from a wide array of points of view.  Even though some readers continued to try and engage the Councilman, at a particular point in the back-and-forth Phillips [...]

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T&R – A primer

Update II: The Optimistic Pessimist weighs in and takes a look at what he could find out about the GTCR groups’ finances and concludes with this observation for the Commission.. er, the Project, uh – whomever…: “I wouldn’t say you have been untruthful, but you haven’t been as forthcoming as you need to be. If you want the [...]

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It was 50 years ago today…

…Mr. Hoggard told his band to play. So a bunch of my dad’s former students, and students of subsequent directors of the always-superior LaRue County High School Band, are putting together a reunion in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  So, I know where I’ll be this coming August 13th… dusting off my old tenor sax and tooting along with [...]

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Louisa’s paintings

Our across the street neighbor Louisa Lauver continues to paint and blog some of the beauty in what I see when I look out my windows here on Cypress Street in the Aycock Historic District. As I type this from my dining room table, I am looking at Louisa’s front porch and next-door friends TK [...]

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Reporting in

Jinni is back home completely intact except for the cancer.  Good riddance. She is sitting at the kitchen table eating a good ol’ greasy Biscuitville breakfast.  Her left wing is a bit sore, but other than that – so far – none the worse for wear. I was wrong about the final pathology report on [...]

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So far, so good

The old cliche’ you hear from the surgeon when he walks into the waiting room is, “well… it looks like we got it all.”  Well, duh.  I ain’t payin’ you if you left half of it in there. Jinni is in her Cone Surgery Center room settled in for the night high on Vicodin watching [...]

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Under the knife

Sandy apologizes to Claudette – a blog hug.

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