At the other end of the day from this morning’s sunrise photo shoot. After a great evening on the porch with some good French and Napa reds, we caught a glimpse of the moon over Davidson. Quite a sight!
The first week of school has me on an early schedule, up way before dawn. Which means I get to watch the sun rise. Tilly texted me from the school bus at dawn, saying it looked like it would be good sunrise. She wasn’t wrong. Sunrise was 6:53am. I shot this just after 7am with … More Sunrise over Antiquity Cornelius
The Lake Norman YMCA has been buzzing with activity again this summer, with 500 campers a week on the waterfront, swimming lessons in the pools, gymnastics and other classes in the gyms, and a steady stream of youth and adults coming to work out. Staff and supporters also have been celebrating the Y’s 40 years … More After 40 years on lakefront, Lake Norman Y plans improvements | The Charlotte Observer
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, on WFAE-FM’s “Charlotte Talks,” a program I produced about a new twist on political correctness showing up on college campuses. We’ve lined up Greg Lukianoff, a co-author of this month’s Atlantic article “The Coddling of the American Mind,” as well as English professor Ann Fox of Davidson College and David Spano, … More ‘Charlotte Talks’ – ‘Coddling of the American Mind’
Here’s the sound of rain and thunder from Wednesday evening’s storms. A welcome sound and a great relief amid the drought. But we still need more rain!
Coming up Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9am, on WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins,” a Back To School Update On Charter Schools In North Carolina. It’s the first show I’ve produced for “Charlotte Talks,” taking a look at the growth and changes in charters with a panel that includes education reporter Ann Doss Helms of … More Back To School Update On Charter Schools In North Carolina | WFAE
I’m surprised there hasn’t been more talk about this, but did you know: The Charlotte area is in a drought, with dry conditions not seen since 2011. In some places, it’s evident. Just take a look at the water levels on Lake Norman, which are running a few feet below target. (The level was 95.2 … More ICYMI: We’re in a drought
As the town of Davidson searched for a new part-time fire chief this spring, all paths led to Bo Fitzgerald, a longtime volunteer and former chief who knows the town and firefighting as well as anyone around. And that’s important, town officials say, because one of the new chief’s main challenges will be to help … More New fire chief has deep roots in Davidson | The Charlotte Observer
As my girls and I strolled on the beach at Saint-Malo, France, one night in June, we cast a long shadow. And I suddenly recalled a photo I’d taken of the three of us 10 years earlier, while walking home from school in Taipei, Taiwan. Had to snap the photo again! As my grandmother Mathilde Morin used … More #TBT: Evening shadows, 10 years apart
News for my South and Walnut neighborhood friends. The Davidson Town Board meets tonight, where commissioners will consider approval of the proposed Narrow Passage Development off Shearer and East Rocky River Roads. Also, our neighborhood has a new eatery – the Upper Crust, above Millstone Bakehouse. And The Rusty Knox Band plays this Sunday’s Concert … More Upper Crust opens, Town Board votes on Narrow Passage, Concert on the Green