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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Gone Fishin’ – Wordless Wednesday

July 2, 2014

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From the Mouths of Babes

June 30, 2014

Tweet Comedy Central has nothing on the cast of nine-year old boys I get to hang out with.  Deal had friends over to celebrate his birthday recently. We didn’t do much in terms of providing entertainment. No magician or mad scientist as we have done in the past. This year the boys ran amok with [...]

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There once was a woman.

June 26, 2014

Tweet There once a woman who was on time, often even early, for every engagement. She had her act together and color coded her calendar. Her closet was tidy, always organized by season and color (and no wire hangers). Her bills were paid on time, and there were no piles of stray paper or envelopes [...]

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Apology Spotted on a Sign – Wordless Wednesday

June 25, 2014

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