Doctor Eclectic

Randall Hayes
Today? Earth Day
Created 13 Feb 2021
  • Defeat Litter!
    01 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    Quick Reminder: if you like beer and shrimp, Crescent Rotary’s annual fundraiser is tomorrow, October 1st. Less Quick Pre-minder (Is that a word? It is now.): The next day, Sun...
  • Exercise of the Franchise
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Last Thursday I went downtown to LeBauer Park, where the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association was sponsoring an event: Greensboro has received $59 million in Federal COVID stimulus funds that the ...
  • All Models Are Wrong
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    As a heads-up, the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival kicked off on Friday. I’ve already caught a few of the virtual author talks, on topics from the opioid epidemic to human decision making...
  • NC Science Festival
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    The Science Festival actually takes place during the month of April (the entire month), with hundreds of events spread across the state at museums and libraries and such. For me, though, a music festi...
  • NC Folk Festival, 2021
    11 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The National Folk Festival roams around the country, usually three years per location, seeding state festivals. Greensboro had it from 2015-2017 and is now on its fourth stand-alone NC show. The pande...
  • Labor Day, 2021
    06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 5
    Who knew Peter Falk could draw? Photo from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. After a late night watching the made-for-TV movie that launched Columbo on Tubi, I was finally awakened this morning by the angry...
  • My Favorite -ists
    30 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 0 2
    People who’ve read my work in other places know what a fan I am of James Burke’s original series Connections. There’s a new series on Netflix called Connected, which I may get around to after re-watch...
  • Mysteries of Mental Illness
    23 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 0 2
    There were a bunch of artistic representations in ads for this series, but this was my favorite. I like the simplicity of the crumpled paper, and it’s actually a traditional way of representing the co...
  • Leeches and Tickets and Bears - oh, my!
    16 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Two weeks ago, my wife and I stopped in at the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, NC. The signage leading to the museum was excellent. My wife has a thing about signage; she also has a thing about Georg...
  • Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Madness
    09 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    All of these stores, including the Whirligig Museum and gift shop, were closed. No souvenirs for us, then, aside from the mug I got with my stout at Casitas. Photo by Jennifer Reall. “Silly Rabbit, Tr...
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