A Teacher’s Thoughts on the Assembly’s Budget
I was packing my lunch for work when my wife, seated in the living room, read aloud what the General Assembly’s almost-final budget bill does not in...
The Power of Backpacking
As I was lugging my pack through the mountains, it felt like I had to generate significant power to keep moving and, therefore, would be expending qui...
Local Where’s Waldo Hunt
Looking for something to do to beat all this rain? Head out and find Waldo across the Triangle.
On The Hunt
On The Hunt, with Greg Barbera
The days of the $5 lunch are long gone but I believe there’s still affordable food—be it a sandwich or late night tapas—available to us.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Childcare Desperation
How many babysitters does one need to have on their list in order to be certain one will always be available when you need one?
If Not Moral Mondays, What?
A friend was asking me what he could do to stop what the New York Times called last week a “demolition derby” in the state legislature.
I picked up The New York Times the other day and found these words in the first paragraph of a front page story in one of the paper’s sections.
The Art of Potential
3 Tips for Raising Awesome Kids
It happens. You walk into a room and it appears all hell has broken loose. Chips have been crushed and ground into every piece of carpeting and furnit...
An Open Letter to Speaker Tillis
From Heather A. Benjamin, on Abortion Restrictions in SB 353.
Strengthen Animal Abuse Laws
I am a friend of Charlene Hayes, the foster parent who raised Worthy, the golden retriever who was being trained as a service dog by EENP in Carrboro.
Can Tillis Duplicate Holshouser’s Singular Victory?
When former Gov. James Holshouser died last month, many North Carolinians of all political persuasions remembered with gratitude his example of leader...
No Where Else for the Rain to Go
While the primary driver of the Chapel Hill Flood of 2013 was record rainfall of over five inches in 24 hours, there was another important factor at w...
Both come from pasts filled with trouble and temptation. Both were burgeoning college basketball stars. Both irritated their coach after last season.....
The Artisanal Orange
When Cheese Gets Edgy
Last Saturday, American Meltdown and several local cheesemakers brought the fromagaholics out of the woodwork.
A Kid's View
Is Growing Up Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be, Part II
You may remember one of my articles from a while ago where I talked about the ups and downs of growing up.
Thoughts On HB #695
I was at the legislature on July 3rd in part because of my grandmother’s story, but also because I wanted to be with the 600 other people...
The Fashion Plate
Red, White & Blueberries…
As we approach yet another highly traveled holiday weekend, it’s time to start thinking about what to take to the beach or the lake or the neighbor'...
Media Contracts and Academic Progress
Although there is no reliable way to measure whether athletes are getting a meaningful education, wouldn’t it still be better if the indicators we d...
Fireworks and the 4th Inside
Ah, 4th of July. One of my favorite holidays – the ultimate birthday celebration!
The “18th Wonder”
Anything close to Chapel Hill’s record rainfall of Sunday turns the last hole of the Chapel Hill Country Club golf course into the “18th Wonder of...