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  • Here's What You Might've Been Missing
    on Mar 21, 2015 in Reasons For No Posts Of Late
    Hey kids. It's been a while, I know. I've done a couple book reviews, but it's been a while since I posted those, too. Remember how I said I was starting a new blog somewhere else? Well, it wasn't a lie. Since the beginning of the year, I've been blo...
  • Gone Girl
    on Feb 9, 2015 in Read Anything Good Lately
    Title: Gone GirlAuthor: Gillian FlynnPublished: 2012 Sometimes, books come along and I have no interest in reading them until I found out just how popular they are. Then the peer pressure gets to me and I have to pick them up. That's how it happened...
  • Christine
    on Feb 4, 2015 in Read Anything Good Lately
    Title: ChristineAuthor: Stephen KingPublished: 1983I've mentioned a number of times that one of my bucket list items is to read every novel written by Stephen King. I've been reading my way through his works based on the order of their publication. T...
  • Starting Over
    on Jan 1, 2015 in On A Serious Note
    Hey gang. Here's the thing... I've started a new blog.Now, don't look at me that way. Please, this is hard enough for me. I don't know if I can handle the guilt trip in your eyes. It's not you. It's me...It really is me. This new blog can be found ov...
  • Ten Years Ago...
    on Dec 10, 2014 in Pure Awesome
    Ladies. Gentlemen. Carp Dimers of all ages. Welcome to my tenth anniversary blog post.Ten years ago today, I wrote my very first blog post on what used to be called "The Single Guy." That very first blog post was called Self-Titled Debut and it was a...
  • A Rant Against Can't
    on Dec 9, 2014 in On The Job
    I think that the word "can't" may be one of the most damaging words in the English language.* Every single day, while I'm wearing my counselor hat, I find myself surrounded by small children who make the claim that they can't do something. 99.9% of t...
  • New Tales from Old Navy: A Missed Opportunity
    on Nov 29, 2014 in On The Job
    If you've ever worked retail, you've probably had that fantasy of telling a particularly difficult customer exactly what you were thinking. In real life and in civilized society, it just isn't logical to let fly all of our honest opinions. The person...
  • Cujo
    on Oct 27, 2014 in Read Anything Good Lately
    Title: Cujo Author: Stephen KingPublished: 1981Judging by the last time I used the "Read Anything Good Lately" tag on the blog, one would assume I had not picked up a book since December of 2012. Maybe I figured, if the Mayans were right about t...
  • Legends of the Bank CustomerBefore I get into the meat of this here blog post, I'd like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the corporate powers that be at Bank of America. You have proven the ability to run your business like a great lot of morons.Look, I've been out of t...
  • Three Shades of Gray
    on Oct 23, 2014 in Life Of A Single Guy
    I guess I need to come up with new aliases for my friends when I write about them on the blog. The Charlatan hasn't lived in Charlotte for years. Subway hasn't actually been a sandwich artist for will over a decade. And, as of this past weekend, the...
  • The First Blog Post of the Rest of My Life
    on Sep 29, 2014 in Reasons For No Posts Of Late
    Well, Internet, it's been 17 days since my last post here at Carp Dime. And the posts were sporadic for a while before that. The reasons for my lack of writing have varied and I apologize to the multitude of cyber stalkers that have, no doubt, been w...
  • Straight Flush
    on Sep 12, 2014 in In the Words of a Non-Parent
    It's been a while since I did one of these posts in which I, a non-parent, dish out some parenting advice. Really, I've only done two such posts. The first was concerned with how parents should be involved in their children's schools. The other invol...
  • A Fast Food Fairy Tale
    on Sep 3, 2014 in I Totally Made This Up
    Once upon a time, there was a Burger King. This king fell in love with a Dairy Queen. Both having royal blood, this called for a lavish ceremony. The only appropriate venue, of course, was beneath the legendary Golden Arches. The...
  • The True Story of a Persistent Spider
    on Aug 28, 2014 in Random Thoughts
    Over the last few weeks, I noticed something creepy on our front porch. The title should give it away, but I won't beat around the bush. It was a big honkin' spider web.Now, we don't have much of a porch. It's not the kind of thing that you can set r...
  • Top 10 Robin Williams Movies
    on Aug 11, 2014 in Movies I've Seen On A Serious Note
    With school starting tomorrow, today's been something of a busy day. I've managed to steer clear of a lot of social media for most of the afternoon and evening. And then I got home a while ago and was shocked to read about the apparent suicide of Rob...
  • Welcome Guests: Nicole Holden
    on Jul 29, 2014 in Guest Writer
    Welcome back to the Carp Dime Guest Blogger series. Today's post comes from The Most Awesome Person I Know. At least, that's how I've referred to her on this blog in the past. Nicole Holden is the mother of five pretty outstanding kids. Her favorite...
  • Welcome Guests: Mark Hipes
    on Jul 28, 2014 in Guest Writer
    Welcome back to the Carp Dime Guest Blogger series. Today's entry is from a guy I've known just as long as I've known Brandon. Mark Hipes is the Director of Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund at Bluefield College. He earned an Associate's Degree in...
  • Welcome Guests: Jennifer Mitchell
    on Jul 25, 2014 in Guest Writer
    Welcome back to the Carp Dime Guest Writer series. Today's blogger is someone I've connected with through a mutual love for our mutual alma mater. And, to be honest, I felt a little strange typing in her full name into the title. To me, she's JMitch.
  • Welcome Guests: Jeff Noble
    on Jul 24, 2014 in Guest Writer
    Welcome back to the Carp Dime Guest Writer series. Today's blogger is someone I've only known for about a year and a half. But he's also someone who's made a pretty substantial impact on my life since I started attending Northstar Church. In fact, he...
  • Welcome Guests: Landon Metts
    on Jul 23, 2014 in Guest Writer
    Welcome to the Carp Dime Guest Blogger series. Today's post comes from my friend and cousin. Growing up, this guy was the closest thing I had to a brother. We played like brothers. We fought like brothers. Childhood and adolescence wouldn't have been...