As I flipped through the local newspaper this morning (yes I still read the print edition page by page) I stopped -- as I usually do, on the daily horoscope. Yeah, I read that, too. I am neither proud nor ashamed of this. Like the obituaries, it simply is. Often these snippets of random fortune … Continue reading Riding a student wave of cool stuff on SURF Day at Elon
Betting on sports in North Carolina will be legal one of these days. That's a pretty smart wager. But when it might happen is more of a mystery. The smart money is on the over rather than the under. That was just one of multiple takeaways on Tuesday from a three-hour symposium at Elon University, … Continue reading The odds on sports betting in North Carolina?
In March of 2013, which now seems like eons ago but in fact is only a fraction of time when the universe is considered, a consultant was hired to take a look at Burlington's downtown, make a few notes and then come back with a report about how to, you know, make it decent. In … Continue reading Building a new downtown for Burlington a block at a time
People develop interesting bonds in compact work spaces where creative minds are churning in a highly combustible atmosphere. Co-workers alternately love, loathe and tolerate each other -- the occasional shouting aside. They laugh easily, sometimes with gallows humor while minor jealousies simmer within a cauldron of bad or slightly nervous annoying habits. When things go … Continue reading Eulogy for a friend: Did Mike Wilder really say that out loud?
A couple of years ago when sorting through old boxes I happened upon a column from April 4, 1987 during sports writing days that I wrote for the Burlington Times-News. Back then, the Greater Greensboro Open was played the week before the Masters. — which would be this particular week. It was a popular tournament … Continue reading Snow in April? Remembering the Frozen Greater Greensboro Open of 1987