Monthly Archives: August 2005

Reader’s Choices

I went to cast my votes for GoTriad’s Reader’s Choice Awards and discovered that Steve, the bartender at Fisher’s Grill, was not on the ‘dropdown’ list of current nominees.  This omission casuses me to question the validity of the poll or, at the very least, the good sense of those casting a ballot. Also, I [...]

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Music and family

Think back to your high school years.  (Unless of course you graduated in the seventies which probably means you don’t have the ability.)  Were you involved in sports, band, debate, BETA?  If so, picture this:  The organization you were a part of is holding a reunion for all the students who participated in the activity [...]

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If words are important…?

I received and email yesterday questioning the N&R’s article about efforts to land the ACC baseball tournament in First Horizon Park for 2007. “… Did I miss something while watching life pass me by or was not this to be the role of War Memorial? The building of the new park would free up War Memorial [...]

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ConvergeSouth soon

I’ve been derelict in my promotional efforts for the October 7/8th ConvergeSouth conference here in Greensboro, but that hasn’t been a detriment to what is shaping up to be America’s finest ever blog/web events.  Just look at the lineup so far for Friday and Saturday. Atrios, Instapundit, Cobb, Jay Rosen, Dan Gilmor, Dave Winer, Hoder, Jarvis, [...]

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A Moderate Republican’s lament…

Note to self: Don’t leave open-ended ponderings laying around that mention Driftglass as the reason for such pondering. The opinionated Chicagoan noticed my mention of his lecture and questions for moderate Republicans and decided to offer a few words of reply about halfway through this post.  The man apparently appreciated my candor and civility… “…He [...]

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Condos, condos, everywhere condos.

Wharton provides us with the definitive post documenting the great number of condos and townhouses that are sprouting up, or getting ready to sprout up, all over Greensboro. The most critical ingredient to the resurgence of downtown Greensboro is the people who will actually live there (or do live here, in my case).  With the [...]

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What kind of German are you?

Will you be remembered as a ‘Bad German’ or a ‘Good German’?  I got the above link from Lex after reading his post quoting Driftglass’ lecture and questions for moderate Republicans; a moniker that fits me.  Even though I didn’t vote for President Bush last time out, Driftglass speaks to people of my political persuasion thusly… “You, Mr. Personal [...]

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Guarino on the Simkins PAC

Guarino thinks that all candidates for City Council should eschew the endorsement of the black-centric Simkins PAC.  Citing involvement on the part of some members of the PAC in recent financing fiascos such as Project Homestead, he urges all candidates to shun the once-very-powerful political action committee… “Given the fruits it has produced, the PAC [...]

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Nuts in our schools.

Speaking of the Rhino, I also found this coverage of the school board’s deliberations about peanut butter quite interesting… and encouraging. Seems the administration was recommending that our Board vote to ban peanut butter from the food offerings in all Guilford County school cafeterias.  This now-delayed action was due to the devastating allergic reaction that some people have [...]

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Hammer on Hoggard

Having been out-of-pocket for awhile, I finally picked up a copy of last week’s Rhino Times today to get editor John Hammer’s take on the finalized slate of candidates for the upcoming Greensboro City Council race.  I was pleased to read that after some very public indecision on my part, he affirmed my decision not to [...]

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