Orange County Motorists and Bicyclists Must Share the Road
Orange County and its towns have witnessed tragedies and more than a little controversy concerning bicycle and automobile relations. To me, this doesn...
Sealing family ties with dripping red wax
On the second weekend of June, people in Louisville, Kentucky, laid to rest two leading citizens. One of them, of course, was Muhammad Ali, buried on ...
Suffering from Survey Fatigue
Are you suffering from consumer survey fatigue? Well, you’re not alone. I certainly am. Virtually every large corporation or small business ...
We Get What We Tolerate With Guns
Will we ever get real gun control in Orange County and the United States? This week 68 House Democrats were sitting in the House of Representatives ch...
Parks Provide Many Economic Benefits
How do public parks economically benefit a growing town? Let us count the ways: First, residences near high-quality, well-maintained parks increase in...
Want To Honor Orlando? Fight Homophobia.
The gun debate is great and all, but first let's take a stand against bigotry.
Music and Us
When you attend a high school in Detroit in the early 60s, Motown music is a staple in your life. Just as Ron Stutts posts music on his Facebook page ...
Books for summer: Mountains and Military
If you want some more tips for good summer reading from recent books by North Carolina authors, I have four suggestions, two set in the mountains, two...
Give Children More Opportunities in the Summer
I’ve had the privilege of attending summer camp every year since I can remember. Some of my best memories are from camp. Unfortunately, many k...
The Fashion Plate
Summer Fun for a Foodie
Time to savor the flavor of summer. Literally! It’s that time of year when many people center their social events on food – cookouts, family reuni...
This is How New Developments Help Chapel Hill
How do new developments improve Chapel Hill? It’s a simple question. And it has a simple answer: New developments provide vital spaces that strength...
My Generation Will Rise to the Occasion
A common complaint that almost everyone has is that young people need to be involved in the community. However, that’s not what I see. In fa...
Bello, Bella, Bellx: On Love And Orlando
In the wake of Orlando, double down on love.
A Raw Milk Rebuttal
Several weeks ago I heard a WCHL Commentary that was strongly advocating pasteurized milk over raw milk. In fact, the commentator was adamant th...
How We Can Help Our Young People
I’m concerned about our young people. Being a young person is not easy. There’s talk of an overloaded, overheated planet. Fewer jobs i...
Voting for the devil?
“You would vote for the devil if he were a Democrat, wouldn’t you?” Thus begins an old story that makes fun of an old-time party-loyal, “yello...
How Do We Change After Orlando?
Throughout our history, it has always been standard practice to demonize minority groups as a danger to public safety. We said black people were going...
Motorists and Pedestrians Must Share Campus Roads
Large black and yellow pedestrian crosswalk enforcement signs have appeared on campus warning drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Until w...
The Importance of Water Conservation
Recently, I commented about the amazing water conservation in our community. The number of customers OWASA serves has grown 65 percent since 1991 an...
How Do Developments Help Chapel Hill?
Have you driven along Elliott Road lately? The east end, between the bypass and Village Plaza stores. I have, and I wish I hadn’t. The Village Plaza...