Dec. 4, 2013 10:16
Getting my daughter to her babysitter an hour beforehand isn’t much of a challenge. But I discover that the front tire of my bicycle won’t hold air (that’s what happens when you’ve been out of circulation). So I wrangle my wife’s fat-tire cruiser out of the mudroom....
Nov. 27, 2013 09:55
In the clamor of summer, I await the witching hour. Thick humidity clears, allowing breathing room as ice cubes sway between whiskey and ginger ale. I bend at the waist and climb, one leg at a time, onto my roof and watch the rhythmic change of traffic lights....
Nov. 20, 2013 09:58
Healthy eating has never been my forte. Friends joked in college that I dined exclusively on the “yellow” food group, but their playful criticism wasn’t fair — I consumed my share of brown, white and cheesy orange morsels, too....
Nov. 13, 2013 09:28
His refusal to accept the congressional pension was for decades the stock in his political brand. And he skillfully co-opted the haters’ cynicism by adding it to his bag of disarming anecdotes....
Nov. 6, 2013 10:35
The texts from my dad every time something significant happened in a game. The photo from my sister who somehow finagled her way into Fenway Park for the end of the final game. The memory of the head of school announcing a day off to celebrate victory in 2004....
Oct. 30, 2013 10:28
“The idea started with the victims assistance coordinators, who are police employees,” Lt. Chris Lowder said. “They came up with the idea. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The police and firefighters have basketball teams, and we just thought a great way to raise awareness would be playing each other in a basketball game....
Oct. 16, 2013 10:04
In our candidate interview with Greensboro City Councilman Jim Kee last week, Brian Clarey (you know, our editor) brought up Winston-Salem’s downtown entertainment district. Kee, to my surprise, said he’s supportive of the idea here and that Greensboro should look into it....
Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
For the past year or so, Alexander, a former director of the Racial Justice Project of Northern California, has been persuasively making her case in speeches across the nation that the explosive growth in incarceration over the past three decades,......
Sept. 25, 2013 10:04
When it was still early on, she told me that she usually pees in the bathtub. I don’t remember why it came up, but I’m pretty sure I laughed for a while....
Sept. 18, 2013 01:05
As my seven-month stint as YES! Weekly’s editorial intern comes to a close with this issue, I’ve had some time to meditate on the experience. It’s been fun and satisfying at times, stressful and frustrating at others, but it’s been constantly enlightening throughout. ...

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