The smart phone debate rages on

The smart phone debate rages on

Brand loyalty is a wonderful thing — for manufacturers.When a customer has a good experience with a product, the likelihood of buying that same ...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Possible employers are pickin’ on Pat

Possible employers are pickin’ on Pat

Some readers might think pickin’ on Pat has just become a favorite pastime for me. In truth, I don’t enjoy writing about the facade of a l...

April 4th, 2017 |  


Heels’ success a moral victory for NC

Heels’ success a moral victory for NC

One of the coolest things about this year’s Super Bowl was watching NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell eat crow when presenting the MVP Trophy to Ne...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Revenge of the Anti-Chic

Revenge of the Anti-Chic

This has not been an easy thing for me to face, but it is entirely possible that I am The Anti-Chic.For someone who values style over substance in all...

March 30th, 2017 updated: March 31st, 2017. |  


Finally had fun at an event

Finally had fun at an event

Week after week, I tend to be a Negative Nancy in this opinion piece. The fact is I enjoy watching the game of politics, and there aren’t a lot ...

March 29th, 2017 |  


‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

‘Tis the season for a tax horror story

Most everyone has an “IRS horror story” to tell, and mine isn’t so much centered on well-documented problems with the Internal Reven...

March 25th, 2017 |  


A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

A lifelong obsession with dirt and the ongoing quest for homegrown ratatouille

This time of year as the air begins to warm and the days to lengthen, I am obsessed by the idea of growing my own food.The conversion of dirt, water a...

March 24th, 2017 updated: March 24th, 2017. |  


Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Dating scene nothing like the sitcoms

Ever been watching a sitcom and think to yourself, “This could never happen in real life”?I don’t mean the absurd circumstances like...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Trump’s budget cuts a good start

Since I’m no longer involved in politics I may now call things as I see them.Those who remain involved in that sport don’t have that oppor...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Lamenting the many dangers of DST

Lamenting the many dangers of DST

No, you didn’t misread the headline of this column, I’m here today to discuss DST (better known as Daylight Saving Time), not DDT the inse...

March 17th, 2017 |