Family Daycation? Think Jordan Lake
We have finally hit some 90-degree days this summer in Chapelboro, so it's time to think about water activities with your family.
Germanized English and NC Environment Issues
What does the German language have to do with one of the most contentious environmental issues facing North Carolinians?
The Artisanal Orange
The Artisanal Orange
From apiaries to perfumers to herbalists and outsider artists, Orange County seems to be a creative hotspot.
Hurricanes Part III: Frequency and Global Warming
Over the last several decades the media have consistently reported that global warming would result in more frequent and more powerful hurricanes.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Imperfect Confidence
When I was growing up I learned a little ditty about confidence from an Elvis movie.
Anniversary Book Celebrates North Carolina High School Athletics
North Carolinians will love the 100-year anniversary book published by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association: Individuals, Encouraging E...
A Teacher’s Letter To The General Assembly, Part II
So I was flipping through the House budget proposal, and I noticed a section within the proposal that struck me as ironic and frighteningly hilarious.
The Risk of Doing Nothing
Action and commitment will make the Moral Monday effort harder for the McCrorys and Goolsbys to ignore or deride.
Hurricanes Part II: Storm Surge
A category five hurricane can release up to 200 exajoules of energy per day, which is approximately 70 times greater than humanity’s global daily en...
Up until a month ago the word bespoke was not a part of my vocabulary. When I first heard the term, I thought it was a conjugation on the word be.
A Teacher’s Letter to the General Assembly
I was flipping through bill 402, and I found three lines that struck me as important. Surely, these weren’t buried within a 400+ page document so t...
Kidzu Changes Locations, But Keeps Its Promise
Coming up on their 2nd move in two years, and still not at their final resting pad, the hot spot for families in Chapel Hill and Carrboro keeps gettin...
A New Book Reminds Us To Say Thank You
According to Rick Atkinson’s new book, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945,” currently Number One on the New York Times Non-Fi...
Hurricanes Part I: Hurricane Barry
This week marks the beginning of hurricane season in the northern Atlantic, which lasts until November 30th.
Hill to Hill
Obama: Dealing a bad term or dealt a bad hand?
The President has seen better days. And while it’s too early to write the final chapter on his time in office, it is time to start writing about his...
A Kid's View
The End of the Beginning
Back at the beginning of the school year, I wrote about how excited I was to go back to school, especially because it was my first year of middle scho...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: That Floppy Thing
This is one of the funniest conversations we’ve had -- one of those where as a parent you have to stay serious because the child is just too young t...
The Charlotte Hornets — And An Enemy General Everywhere
What enemy general who fought in North Carolina is most memorialized here? Here is a hint. The Charlotte pro basketball team is taking back the Hornet...
From time to time I step back from the sciences and write a more personal column like this one. Lately I have been thinking of some of the key mentors...
Ideas for Engaging Local Citizens
From Kristen Smith, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. I go to a lot of meetings, and serve on a lot of committees. But most of the meetings...