Favorite Restaurants (Charlotte)

Having lived in Charlotte for over 30 years, we are sharing a few of our favorite locally owned restaurants.  This is by no means a complete list and is biased towards value so if looking for a review of Capital Grille versus Sullivans this is not your post.  This is simply a list of the local restaurants we frequent on a regular basis.  If you’re new to town or tired of the chains, give some of these a try.

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Thanksgiving – We Were There!

At this time of year we like to take time to remember Jonathan’s great grandpa Richard Warren who was not only a passenger on the Mayflower but among the ten men in the landing party with Myles Standish at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620.  Warren co-signed the Mayflower Compact and was one of  19 signers who surved the first winter.   Keep Reading…

The Parable of Beer, Taxation, and Redistribution

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

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Hilton Head – 2010 Edition

Most of you know that a family tradition is our yearly trip down to Sea Pines Resort at Hilton Head Island.  This year the future in-laws, Joyce and Marcelo,  joined us later in the week and we celebrated Emily’s birthday.  As always, click on Vimeo to view larger at the site.   Enjoy!

July 4th Davis Reunion in Ohio

On July 4th we traveled to Colleen’s grandmother’s house in Belpre, OH (aka Parkersburg, WV)  for a family get together and Davis family reunion.  With 51 people in attendance it was the largest gathering in probably 15 years.   Colleen has done a great deal of work and research on family history and she displayed charts, books, and photos for everyone to enjoy.  You can see photos from this weekend at our SmugMug Photo Gallery.

My Trip to the National Mall

I recently accompanied Colleen on a business trip to a healthcare meeting in Washington DC.  Having several hours free, and the weather being nice, I decided to walk around the National Mall. (from Capitol Hill to the Lincoln Memorial and all the way back!) Having my pocket camera with me I took video clips along the way and created this compilation.  Enjoy!

Another Day at Work for David

In his 7th year working for the Charlotte Bobcats, and in charge of the visiting team locker room, many NBA players know our son David when they come to town.  For example, Shaq and Dwight Howard cut up and call him Jim Carey around the locker room as they think David looks like him.   Recently my pocket camera and I went to a Bobcats game and captured video footage for the family archives so that one day he can show the kids what their dad did for a part-time job in college.  Too bad I couldn’t film in the locker room for the behind the scenes view – or maybe that’s a good thing!

Jonathan Hole – The Late Actor

I originally discovered there was an actor named Jonathan Hole when I noticed the name in the credits of an Andy Griffith Show where he played a guest role in several episodes.  It seems that the actor Jonathan Hole had a long and successful career in television playing guest roles on many (if not most) of the top TV shows of all time.  You can learn more by reading the rest of this post and by viewing his entry on the IMDB.

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