40-something gwm, doctor of physical therapy, married, with homes in West Ashley and Plaza-Midwood in Charlotte. Well-traveled, well-read, well-mannered with a bit of a red-neck,…
Open Mind of the Southern Kind
Good cast, good production values, good action and special effects. I want to say it was well written, I think it was, but to be honest, it's one of those convoluted story-within-a-story (maybe even a third story) things where if you tell friends afterwards and you admit to being confused, they make you feel stupid for not getting it as well as they did; when in fact they probably didn't get it any better. It was not Robert Altman tight, with his layers on layers. But, it doesn't completely leave you hanging either. I think i need to see it again, maybe three or four times, before I decide if the illusion holds up. But I have to say - with so much mind-warp going on, it's really not necessary to see it in a theater....
Interesting article, and I'll take it as hopeful, if not entirely factual. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with homes (and work) in both Charlotte and Charleston, and I have gone back and forth frequently between them for more than 8 years now. Charlotte is definitely a much larger city - by demographic and economic standards they have hit that magic "exponential growth" point that makes even bigger cities thrive, and those city leaders, while they have specialized in banking, do have broader aspirations. Charlotte has not made the terrible infrastructure mistakes that Atlanta made (I have lived there too), in fact, just as an example, their light rail plan is already well underway and will be completed long before the metro area is as big as Atlanta was a decade ago. And despite what the previous poster said, it is very nice, useful, has spurred tremendous development along the currently operating line and they do have the money to complete the next line. Charlotte is also quite convenient to the 95/85 interstates and the development of the whole "Char-Lanta" industrial corridor, as well as being close to the Mountains, and coastline, adding to quality of life. It is a nice city.
Charleston is a whole different animal, older, worth preserving and growing slowly. I don't see the same opportunities here in Charleston for younger, career-oriented folks that some of the larger cities provide, but I agree that it has some industries - especially high-tech and healthcare- that have a lot of room for growth. I love my shopping weekends and the amenities of the "big city" in Charlotte, but I love to come HOME to Charleston which i consider more sophisticated and elegant and friendly and recreational.
Good heavens. You know you can make a custom ballot, and read all the candidates own statements, by just going to The League of Women Voters website.
Working in Food & Bev put me through Medical School. Enough said? And nearly 20 years later, several of the other folks i worked with from that restaurant are still my friends, all of them have gone on to good careers and families, etc. and several of them have stayed in F&B. I may be the doctor paying the bill now, but those friends are the first ones i call when i need hospitality done right. And btw - I'm a much better tipper now, having worked in the industry!
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