Category Archives: Neighbors

We All Remain Optimistic

After six weeks of increasing knee issues, I just knew crutches were in my immediate future, just dreaded it every second. I’ve been grinding my teeth and trying not to think about it, while walking carefully and avoiding sudden moves. … Continue reading

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Cooke Street Carnival 2012

It was another big afternoon at the Cooke Street Carnival.  The weather was flawless, and the crowd was huge.  There were peep eating contests.  There was a slow bike race.  There were bunches of food trucks.  There was local beer. … Continue reading

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Advice Booth

I’m happy to report that yesterday’s whiskey cure seems to have been successful.  If it didn’t cure my cold, at least I enjoyed the experience.  (Word to the wise, if you get a whole bunch of conflicting cold remedy recipes, … Continue reading

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Hands in the Dirt

I planted a garden today, y’all. Isn’t it sweet? It was kind of gloomy out, and I’d sincerely planned to spend the entire day in my pajamas, doing nothing more strenuous than the New York Times crossword puzzle.  (Which, honestly, … Continue reading

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Stand Strong

Know what I  love this weekend?  Raleigh. I love Raleigh all the time, really I do, but yesterday was special.  There was a benefit in town, at four different venues, hosted by the good people who bring us Hopscotch. The benefit … Continue reading

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Last Band Standing

Tonight was Last Band Standing at Lincoln Theater.  Four local bands.  One winner.  All for charity.  I was a little bit giddy, because the bands were as follows: Lizzie Ross, Lila, Big Something, and Mipso Trio.  Mipso Trio! Remember how … Continue reading

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Small Town

Merry Christmas, y’all.  It’s the first time I’ve said it this season.  It’s the first time I’ve felt it, this season.  But I think the Christmas spirit is seeping in, around the edges. Julia and I took a road trip … Continue reading

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Cooke Street Carnival

We had a huge time at the Cooke Street Carnival.  Just huge. Our advice booth was an unqualified success.  Fortunately for us, financial gain was not one of our goals.  We wanted to spend the day making friends, people watching, … Continue reading

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comeUNITYnow

Show of hands, friends: who was here in town on April 16? And who has a tornado story to tell?  I have a ninety year old friend who watched a stand of ancient oak trees crumple into a twisted heap, … Continue reading

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Rise Up Raleigh

Anyone else go to the Rise Up Raleigh benefit concert? It was a good time! Several things to report: 1) I have been slightly suspicious of the new amphitheater, mainly because it’s kind of sketchy looking from the outside. It … Continue reading

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