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Category Archives: Charlotte
The ads are cheesy. An iPhone rings and the caller I.D. says Asheville, N.C. The tagline from this tourism board commercial is “Asheville’s calling. Will you answer?” Asheville has been calling me for a while but not because of the … Continue reading
The year has flown by and it’s time for the annual weekend visit from my nearly lifelong friend Bill. Although Bill would be content to spend the two and a half days sitting on a couch yacking, that is not … Continue reading
The hottest tickets in town dropped in my lap at a business meeting. Tracy could barely contain her excitement and concentrate on the purpose of the meeting. She had just gotten her hands on tickets to a taping of “The … Continue reading
The Charlotte in 2012 host committee threw another fun party for the Democratic National Convention. CarolinaFest drew a diverse group of delegates, dignitaries and a mob of Mecklenburgers (Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County) to the heart of the city.
The night started with a police escort! No, it wasn’t a funeral. We were on one of the many chartered city buses headed for the Democratic National Convention’s Media Party in Charlotte, North Carolina.
*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that … Continue reading
After waiting a lifetime to travel to Easter Island, the day has finally arrived and I am bouncing off the walls with excitement. But first we have to get there. The journey begins with a US Airways flight from Charlotte … Continue reading
As our lives get “simplified” by a myriad of electronic gadgets, the mechanics of international travel has become more complicated. Cell phones, tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, camera batteries and even electric toothbrushes suck up electricity like first-class flyers suck down … Continue reading
The Democratic National Convention is coming to my city later this year. They will, presumably, nominate Barak Obama to run for re-election for President of the United States of America. It’ll take place during the first week of September and … Continue reading