Category Archives: Stories

Worst Nickname Story for a City

Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ninety miles northeast of the state’s capital of Columbia. Two hundred miles from Charleston. Nickname: “Sparkle City.” I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Spartanburg, SC over the last few years because the company I work … Continue reading

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I Finally Saw A Christmas Story!

You know that movie that’s been out for a long time, and everyone you know has seen it, except you? For me that movie was A Christmas Story. But, I finally saw it during this past holiday season. And now … Continue reading

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The Time My Mom Dropped Her Cane Down an Elevator Shaft

Recent text message exchange between me and my mom: Me: “Every once in a while when I get on or off an elevator, I think about that time you dropped your cane down an elevator shaft.” Mom: “That was a … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been Stuck on the Phone With a Heavy Breather?

Following is an over analysis of having to listen to a heavy breather on the phone during conference calls. Annoyed. Disgusted. Distracted. These words come to mind to describe what I’m thinking when I have to sit through a 60 … Continue reading

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Viewing the International Space Station or Why Twitter is So Cool!

A few weeks ago I was on Twitter searching for new people to follow. Specifically, I was looking for astronomers and the like. I already follow Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson), Reasons to Believe (@RTB_official), and others, and in a flash … Continue reading

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NASCAR Hall of Fame

“You’ll be a NASCAR-lovin’ redneck before you know it.” This is what I heard from a few friends when I was living in Pensacola, FL. in 2006 as the news of my move to Charlotte, NC started getting around. Someone … Continue reading

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Like the Scoville Unit for Peppers?

Every once in a while I get to enjoy a day full of variety. Variety of new and rare experiences. Variety of location. Variety of the people with whom I encounter. Today I started my morning in Raleigh, NC., finished … Continue reading

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