Granted, a few times when I wanted a booth but got a table (I like to hide from people) I was a little miffed, but I don't recall any homicidal thoughts. Maybe I just haven't been eating in the right (or wrong, I should say) places.
At some point in the future, North Carolina will more fairly distribute rewards and risk than we do today. What we don't know is when that will happen and how much suffering will occur in the meantime.
Submitted by scharrison on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 1:44pm
Mothers have so many positive traits, like empathy, sympathy, patience, unreserved love, etc. It would take until next Mother's Day to list and explain them all, so I'll just cover "understanding" this time around. It doesn't just mean they know what their children are thinking and/or feeling. It also means mothers respect those thoughts and feelings, and are prepared to take them into consideration before making a decision. In order to fully explain this trait, I have to tell you a story about rock-throwing:
Submitted by scharrison on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:57pm
It is apparent from recent developments that some of our public servants either did not receive adequate edification in the area of ethics, or they've forgotten what they learned. So we're going to talk about this for a little bit. If your ethical compass is true, and you believe that nepotism and patronage are behaviors best avoided, then you can skip this lecture. But if you don't think it's such a big deal, that somebody's making a mountain out of a molehill, then you might want to read on.
Submitted by scharrison on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 11:23am
And I did it on my lunch hour, which isn't even really an hour, since there's some walking and driving and such. And I'm writing this diary after the voting thing, and I still have like 29 minutes left. What's my point? Not only was it quick and painless, but pushing that "Against" button felt good. Really good. Like, last-day-of-school, Friday-drive-home, tax-refund-check good, all rolled into one. You should definitely try this thing out.
This great little video won't win awards for slick production, but it's a great example of one person (not me) bringing clarity to a complex community challenge. I happen to agree with the message here, and will keep you posted on whether the Chapel Hill Town Council allows a stress-out developer to ransack its comprehensive plan.
Submitted by scharrison on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 10:28am
I should have known something like this would happen. After fighting my way through traffic in an effort to make up for leaving the house fifteen minutes later than I had planned, and then suffering through the excruciatingly slow Security Checkpoint Shuffle, I dashed to my gate only to find my flight has been delayed.
Author's note: This story is a few years old, and after several submissions were rejected (or simply ignored), I decided to let you folks have a look. If you have any likes/dislikes, feel free to toss them in. I'd appreciate any feedback you'd care to give.
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