(Posted March, 2016) I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of election talk already. Nevertheless, election time is here. As you may know, I am a “Precinct Judge” for Durham County, NC. I’m writing to give you some “tips” for making the voting process easier. However, before I get into that, please realize that […]
Category: Not-So-Random Thoughts
• Vote Early!
If you’re like me, you’re ready for the mid-term elections to be over. The negative campaigning has been going on way too long, and it has become old and tiring. That said, it is still very important to vote. If you don’t vote then, in my opinion, you have no right to complain about our […]
• “Hello, is this the party to whom I am speaking?”
Do you remember that line? Does it ring a “bell”? Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell in 1847, the inventor of the ::gasp:: telephone! I don’t know about you, but there are many times when I’ve praised the telephone, and many when I wish it hadn’t been invented. But let’s […]
• Hope Valley Farms – Part of what makes Durham great!
I wrote the following story about Hope Valley Farms for the Fonville Morisey “Faces of Fonville” blog and I’m republishing it here by permission. I love where I live and wanted to share that with them. What’s your favorite part of living in Hope Valley Farms? Do share in the comments below…… As a resident […]
• Gardening, This Time of Year?
Special thanks to Sharyn Caudell, Durham’s “Gardener-to-Go” for this article. Sharyn can be reached at email@example.com. November is still a great month for planting perennials, trees and shrubs. Their roots grow all winter and get a head start for next growing season. Remember, newly planted plants need to be watered frequently for the first two […]
• HOA? Restrictive Covenants? Property Management? HUH?
If you live in a subdivision, you’ve probably heard terms like “HOA” and “Restrictive Covenants” and “Property Managers”, and you might be confused about what these are. All of these are very important, so here is a brief attempt to explain them. To start with, the premise of all of them is very simple – […]
• My Poor Garden!!
by Sharyn Caudell, Durham’s “Gardener-to-Go”. We’ve had some dreadful weeks of very high heat and no rain. In a two-day period, we went from mid-May temperatures and regular rain to late-August record temperatures and no rain. What little moisture was in the soil evaporated quickly. Pouring water on the garden helps, but only to a […]
• Amazing Students!
by Jon Fletcher I’m very fortunate to be a member (and Director) of the Durham Sports Club. This is a social organization that usually meets twice a month for lunch and a guest speaker from the world of sports. However, every year, we have the honor of hosting the best scholar-athletes from Durham’s high schools […]
• The All-Important Forgotten Gardening Task
Here’s a fresh post from Sharyn Caudell, the “Gardener to Go”. This really is a refreshing message, and I think it might apply to more than just gardening. By the way, Sharyn has launched her own website, http://www.durhamgardenertogo.com . Be sure to check it out. Thanks, Sharyn!… The Important Forgotten Gardening Task By Sharyn Caudell […]
• Launch Of New Website
By Jon Fletcher Well, it’s finally here – my new website. Let me start by thanking Jeff Lineberry, the President of Lineberry Marketing Consultants, for his patience, guidance, and help in designing and developing this site. I great appreciate it! Most Realtor’s websites have the typical content, like “about me” and/or “buying a house” and/or […]