Favorite Restaurants (Charlotte)

With this article 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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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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United Airlines Breaks Guitars

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A musician named Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United Airlines after United apparently damaged his treasured $3500 Taylor guitar during a flight.  Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay for damages to his custom Taylor guitar caused by sloppy baggage handling.     Keep Reading…


Mainframe Sales Training Videos

Early in my career I worked for Attachmate and later CompuWare selling mainframe software solutions.  This video “training” series is a great parody of IT sales, especially in the good ‘ole days! (think Dunder Mifflin meets IBM)  You should watch the entire series in order as the concepts build on each other!

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Martin Luther King – Republican?

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.
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