Lifestyle & Opinion Archive
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.
Short List: The Best Place To Dine Outside?
Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around y...
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...
Health & Wellness
Reason #5,989,432 to Exercise Regularly
OK, the number is completely arbitrary. However, I am sticking to my educated notion that there are more reasons to exercise than not.
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.
Food & Dining
Become a “Kitchenworker” this Summer
Home cooks know Summer can mean more time spent in the kitchen preparing dishes using seasonal ingredients that peak this time of year.
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...
Food & Dining
My Trip Through Alsatian Wine Country
The Romans first conquered the region in 58 BC, and since then ownership has been traded like baseball cards.
Arts & Entertainment
The Lone Review
The Lone Ranger is another pop culture icon that, although perhaps past his prime, is still recognizable by his trademarks, in this a case a white hat...
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'...
Food & Dining
Dessert for the Fourth!
I have this theory that holidays are packed in the fall and winter as a deliberate way to counteract the sadness that results from the bleak weather.
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...