My Spin by Tom Campbell

Priceless Christmas gifts

Sometime during this season you will no doubt hear or maybe even sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This spirited cumulative song, with each verse built upon the previous one, lists the...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 18, 2015

Which wolf are you feeding?

This is the supposed to be the season of peace on earth, good will toward mankind, but one is hard pressed to find much evidence of these qualities. At every turn we see war, unrest, depravation...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 11, 2015

University governance

Recent actions by the UNC Board of Governors have come under question but the concerns are largely misplaced. Many didn’t like the firing of President Tom Ross and were further angered with the...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 20, 2015


Sometimes the teacher gets taken to school, as we learned recently when speaking to The Kenan Fellows. This great program by The Kenan Institute selects 50 K-12 teachers for a yearlong enrichment...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   October 30, 2015

Still floundering

Unfortunately for North Carolina, a handful of large commercial fishermen and 13 coastal legislators are blocking an honest discussion about the dwindling supplies of flounder and other fish in our...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   October 23, 2015

The next 'keeper of the public purse'

State Treasurer Janet Cowell’s surprise announcement she wouldn’t seek re-election left many wondering who should be the next “keeper of the public purse.” Former longtime State Treasurer...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   October 16, 2015