Money Makes The Vote Go ‘Round, But Less So In Chapel Hill
Is campaign spending too high in Orange County? Well, maybe. But it's a heckuva lot worse everywhere else.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Imagination Versus Reality
This is a parenting page, about parenting Page. I am a child psychologist and a mother. So I specialize in children, yet I am human, thus I am full of...
The Ten Best Movies Of The 1920s, Part Two
Because you can only cover Election Day for so long.
Lessons from Disney World for Obamacare
What does Disney World have to do with Obamacare? There is an answer, but you will have to read on a little bit to get there. First, there is this gra...
Election 2013: Post-Mortem Thoughts
It's Election Night and the returns have come in. What's left to say?
It’s Election Day – Start Fighting Already!
Election Day is here. Why are the candidates being so nice?!
Blog-A-Day III: The Ten Best Movies Of The 1920s, Part One
No, I'm not out of ideas already. I've been planning this movie list for months. Why do you ask?
The Physics of Your Fireplace
If you have a gas fireplace in your house, I have something surprising to tell you about it. The switch on the wall which turns on the flame is not co...
In which I try to predict the outcome of the 2013 election.
Breakin’ It Down: NC State
Can the Tar Heels match their intensity?
Go Gio, Go! Tar Heel Star Continues to ‘Wow’ in NFL
But what is Gio authoring as an encore on this anniversary of ' The Return ' ?
November is NaNoWriMo, but for my purposes I'm officially declaring it NaBLOWriMo. This is going to mean a *lot* of content...
Clean, Affordable Power Advances as Duke Energy Struggles
This is Jim Warren. Long-predicted and hopeful changes are quickly occurring in the electric power industry – even as scientists and bizarre weather...
Talking about Brain Damage at a Thursday Night Football Game
This is Lew Margolis. The Thursday night football game in Chapel Hill may seem like ancient history, but as a teacher of public health and as one unse...
“Turn the tape recorder back on”
William Friday has been dead a year now, and we still don’t know how we are going to get along without him. He was a living monument to all that i...
The Uncommon Core of the New Math
In the early 1990s I was working at ARCO Chemical Company in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Times were good at ARCO, although that would change. We were...
The Art of Potential
A Parent’s Guide To College Applications
“Parents need to be aware of how drastically the process has changed since we were applying to colleges.” says Christy Schmidt, mother of ...
Always, Always, Follow The Money
What is the first rule of politics? “Follow the money,” says Mickey, a character in Robert Inman’s new book, “The GovernorR...
How Engineers Spend their Spare Time
Since I started writing Common Science in April of 2011, I have averaged 50 columns a year. Most weeks I have my topic selected by Monday, a first d...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Being Where The Action Is
One evening while the three of us were enjoying dinner on the deck, Page said excitedly, "I can’t wait for middle school!" This was the year before ...