Archive for February, 2010

Great weather = great running

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

The last few days we had a bit of a spring-teaser and I was able to go out and run on some new and interesting ground. Friday (50F/10C sunny, dry) I did another lunch run in town, from my office to my favorite bar. And today (65F/18C sunny, dry) I did my first real trail […]

Truck with freezer crashes into 11foot8 bridge

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Last Thursday around lunchtime a truck with a huge industrial freezer crashed into the Gregson St railroad trestle – the “truck guillotine”  as some are calling it. This time I was there and I had my camera with me, so in addition to the actual crash footage I also shot some footage of the crash […]

North Carolina and the godless

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The North Carolina constitution actually bars atheists from public office – in Article VI, Section 8: Sec. 8.  Disqualifications for office. The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God. (…) NC Constitution, Article VI, Section 8 This, and all other religious tests for public […]

Togo’s team caught in the crossfire

Monday, February 1st, 2010

It was bad enough when the convoy of  Togo’s national football team was machine-gunned by a rebel army in Angola’s Cabinda Province as the team was traveling to the Cup of African Nations. Two staff members and the Angolan driver died. Several are still in the hospital and it seems clear that the whole team […]