By Mark Barroso Mark Barroso is a filmmaker, television soundman and former award-winning journalist living in Chatham County. He likes long walks on the beach, but only if it's the only way to get to a seaside bar.
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    GRUMPY vs. Facebook

    April 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Since it’s tax season (which season isn’t?), I’d like to register my support for the latest proposal out of Raleigh: HB6349, the “Grammar Restoration Unknown to Many People, Yo!” Act. Punctuation proliferation has gotten out of hand, and we must find a way to make money on it. GRUMPY is one of those rare bi-partisan […]

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    Welcome to the Trapezium

    March 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    If you can pause long enough from wondering how you can charge UNC $950 an hour for… anything, I would like to draw your attention south. Unbeknownst to casual observers, the Triangle is about to become the Trapezium, which is a square drawn by your two year old. Jim Goodnight, SAS founder and CEO and […]

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    Last Writes

    February 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Recently I helped write an obituary for my mother-in-law, and it occurred to me that perhaps it should be a daily exercise, something that could force you to take stock of yourself, friends or enemies. Imagine the catharsis of coming home from work and writing, “Bob McKorkle, supervisor of Eastern Meats, died today after a […]