I like to ride my bicycle

I wish I could say I’m a cyclist.  I’m not, really.  I’m just a crazy nut that likes to get on my bike and ride for hours on end.  Ok, maybe that’s the definition of a cyclist – who knows.

American Tobacco Trail photo by NMNC

What I do know is that this area is one of the absolutely best places to ride. We have easy access to the gorgeous rural roads in Chatham County, nice quiet roads near Shearon Harris, wonderful greenways and the American Tobacco Trail. Whether you are a recreational rider, a die-hard commuter, or somewhere in between, you can find something that works for you.

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Let’s be the “Technology Town of NC”…once more

It’s happened at the Town already.  It was just a matter of time.  I’m the “techy” one, so I’m used to it.  Yes, I’m now “technical support.”  I’ve now taught 3 folks (who shall remain nameless) how to use their smartphones. How to turn them on and off, silence them, and how to load apps. (C’mon Verizon and AT&T – show people the basics before you let them leave the store!)  But I digress. Read More…

It’s about Quality of Life & Life Quality

Quality of Life – we hear it all the time, and it’s sometimes used by many of us as the reason we live here in Cary.  I think we will admit that we’ve got a “high quality of life” here in Cary. What we sometimes DON’T think about is our “life quality.”  With more than 25% of our population being baby boomers, it’s something that more and more of us think about.  (Yes, I’m a baby boomer.) Our life quality is important; the ability to maintain, regain or improve our abilities or skills, to make a contribution, to be present for our family and to enjoy life. Sometimes we are born with disabilities, or come by them through an accident, or daily challenges.  And, still, we go on.  As do the the folks from the Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disabilities.
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Techy talk

There are many definitions for the word GEEK – I tend to like the one that has to do with technology.  But it wasn’t always that way.  Growing up, being a girl that liked engineering, science, math and computers wasn’t that common. (Studies show the numbers haven’t increased that much.) 

Technology Geek

Now, though, I am proud of that label. It’s allowed me great opportunities, given me a way to express myself, and I feel comfortable in that skin. Having a “technology bent” has connected me with great folks in the community.  And that’s what happened today.
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Choosin’ how you’re movin’

Last night’s Transit Work session was chock full of details regarding the Wake County Transit Plan. (You can read more about the full plan, here.)   It was nice to see a diverse set of attendees, with many folks from the Town across various departments, interested citizens and passionate transportation advocates.  Anyone that has been on I-40 at rush hour has seen the increase in traffic and what our growth can add to the impact on our transportation system. What this plan will do, (and what we covered last night) is address how bus service and future rail investment can provide added services for the entire Triangle Region along with the operational and financial implications.

Here are the Top 10 items of what I garnered from the session (some larger learnings, some tidbits): Read More…

What can you learn from a clown?

I have a confession to make.  My mother is a clown. No, I’m not being mean.  It’s true.  She’s a real clown.  Makeup, the nose, the outfit, magic tricks, the whole nine yards.  It’s a bit strange, saying that your mom is a clown.  At first, people look at you with that, “I can’t believe you said that about your mother,” look.  Then, they smile.  “Really? A clown?”  “Yes, like in the circus,” I reply.   Read More…

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