Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy New Year’s

Welcome to 2009. Made any resolutions? Have you broken them yet? Don’t worry if you have – most don’t make it more than a month. But don’t think you have to wait for the following year to try again. For … Continue reading

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Coppers

The North Carolina Highway Patrol deserves a lot of credit. I’ve yet to muster up the ambition to check into exactly what their role is in the broader scheme of enforcing the law, but the limited dealings I’ve had with … Continue reading

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Lenox Group Inc. and its henchman

Didn’t really get a whole lot done today. Thanks, Lenox Group Inc. This company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a few weeks back. It’s the wussy kind of bankruptcy, the one that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the company, … Continue reading

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>JP Column

>Because so many people have asked me about it, I’m going to start posting my weekly column on my blog. Here ya go: An article in Sunday’s Free Press about new laws in North Carolina set to go into effect … Continue reading

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>Homeless shelter, kids in the park

>I had to move in to the Kinston homeless shelter today. It was only for about an hour, though. Times are tough, but not THAT tough. I’m one of the lucky ones, I reckon. I met with the director of … Continue reading

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>Lessons

>Last Friday, my 3-year-old daughter Kalista had a Christmas feast at her daycare. All the parents were invited. Naturally, I went. There was no place else I’d rather be than my child’s first “school” function. Wouldn’t have missed it for … Continue reading

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>Water main break

>Friday I dealt with a wet problem at work. I walked in at about 9:30 a.m. to find a plastic jug of what appeared to be urine sitting on my desk. A note was taped to it. “Oh joy,” I … Continue reading

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