Blogust: Celebrating Firsts, Even When They Are Bittersweet

August 1, 2014

Tweet This month shall forever be known as Blogust.  Do you remember when I was part of the team of bloggers who participated in the inaugural Blogust in 2012? Being a Shot@Life Champion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It’s afforded me countless opportunities to share the Shot@Life story with [...]

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Luna, the Albino Gator…I Kid You Not

July 30, 2014

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Support Public Education, Whether You Have Kids Or Not

July 29, 2014

Tweet People seem to think I’m in the minority. They think people only advocate for issues that affect them directly. I speak up for causes that don’t necessarily touch me directly but are important to me nonetheless. I guess most people only have the time, energy, and wherewithal to support issues that affect them personally. [...]

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My Brush With Conceal & Carry

July 24, 2014

Tweet I had my first experience with conceal and carry yesterday. I took my sons out for lunch before heading to the Museum of Life and Science, a family favorite since the boys were babies. We were indulging in some unhealthy fare to carry on our celebration of a lazy, unscheduled summer. As we sat [...]

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A Broken Child is Worse Than Our Broken System

July 21, 2014

Tweet I don’t care as much about a broken system as I care about the broken children. The fact that we question who deserves to be helped is plain heartless, ugly, and shameful. It’s not just insulting, it’s inhumane. Don’t get me started on how ungodly it is. Let’s be clear about one thing, having [...]

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Gardener’s Pimm’s – 5:00 Fridays TM

July 11, 2014

Tweet Some people toil in the soil during the spring breaks in rain to plant a garden. They anticipate summer’s bounty and dream droolingly of fried zucchini flowers, succulent tomato sandwiches, and sweet fresh peas. I plant a garden too. But I yearn for cocktails. My summer bounty wets my whistle, and on this hot [...]

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Face the Teachers Leaving NC

July 10, 2014

Tweet Just google “teachers leaving NC” and await the headlines that stand at attention across your screen. There’s a bevy of adjectives to describe what’s happening here in North Carolina, what used to be the bastion of Southern progress. Sad. Disgraceful. Baffling. Maddening. Pathetic. Short-sighted. Deplorable. Misguided. The list goes on. Feel free to add [...]

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“How Long Is He Staying, Mommy?” – Wordless Wednesday

July 9, 2014

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Hunt Library is Spectacular

July 7, 2014

Tweet It’s no wonder the inimitable New York Public Library is looking to North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library for innovation inspiration. The place is magnificent. #1 on our annual Summer Adventure List is the Hunt Library. It didn’t disappoint. The boys and I headed over there, books in hand, to explore and read. We [...]

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Old Glory Red Pops – 5:00 Fridays TM

July 4, 2014

Tweet “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. [...]

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