Monthly Archives: May 2005

Craigslist speaks to Greensboro

Yes! Weekly on the arrival of Craigslist in Greensboro: “The fragmentation of traditional media markets is accelerating. In Greensboro it began 15 years ago with a pugnacious right-slanted weekly, The Rhinoceros Times, making a grab for a segment of the daily News & Record’s readership, and in more recent years has picked up momentum with [...]

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Cancer and politics and the road ahead.

It’s harder this time.  We really didn’t know what to expect when Jinni started the first round of chemotherapy last November.  But this time we know exactly what to expect and it is nothing to look forward to.  She will have the first of twelve weekly infusions of Taxotere tomorrow.  (If you are just tuning in, here’s [...]

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Hiatus

I’ve had several people contact me wondering why I have been so quiet on the blogging front of late. One word: Realjob We finally finished the South Boston,VA restoration.  Yesterday we redeployed to High Point for thirty days or so.  We are fixing a bunch of very large and very old windows at Market Square.  I’ve [...]

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What is it about the Old County Courthouse?

I listened and I am saddened, and embarrased.  Why in the world do we, as citizens of Guilford County, tolerate this crap? Now don’t get confused here… the Republicans on our Board of Commission are no better than the Democrats- Dems are just in the majority at the moment so their majority-fed affliction simply amplifies their [...]

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Agapion is a bad man… proof positive

JW, on Greensboro slumlord Bill Agapion’s “Twinkie Defense” as reported in today’s N&R: “… using that logic, if she was damaged due to inhaling asbestos, it would be her fault for BREATHING.” I’ll leave it to others to demonstrate their continued outrage over that man.  I had my say back in January.

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Go away Rev. Chandler

I agree with Doug Clark about Chan Chandler, the Waynesville preacher who helped oust some in his congregation who refuse to agree that President Bush is the Second Coming.  The non-believers might have a legal case against the church.  But, as Doug says… Of course, no legal case will be necessary if Chandler resigns or is [...]

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“… I want the News-Record to publicly censure Mr. Hoggard”

The debate over anonymous posting and the N&R’s attempts at requiring a small amount of accountability has reached the Chalkboard blog. Anonymous poster, Teddy Ballgame, was outraged when Jennifer Fernandez posted the N&R’s new policy on comment identity.  He got all huffy in the comments, took it real personal and threatened to take his ballgame [...]

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Testing week

This is EOG (End of Grade) testing week throughout Guilford County meaning the last day of school should be this Friday… but no, we still have almost three weeks to go. Starting next Monday our little minds of mush will all advance their studies of the heavens and earth through the use of audio-visual aids.  [...]

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Paaaarty

Damn fine race, that was.  The odds on Giacomo winning the 131st Run For the Roses was 50-1 at Churchill Downs.  But, because I have my own paramutual software the odds at our annual party are built on bets made by the folks in attendance.  My odds on Giacomo were 82-1. My son Jesse had [...]

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Late night comment surfing

Yesterday, over at Cone’s place, local Pastor Joel Gillespie had a suggestion for Bruce Springsteen: “…just quit talking and play your music.” It didn’t take long before Mr. Sun took great exception to what the pastor had to say… “Joel — This is helpful. My plumber, barber, and many others talk to me all the time about developing [...]

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