One of the things I like about this job is finding out about things I think you might like to know about. It's part of what drives me to get out and explore places I might not otherwise go on my own. Faced with riding the same trail for the fifth time in as many days or checking out a new trail I just heard about, the job compels me to explore the unknown. I do it for you.
OK, that's a little thick. But I do like to tell you about something you might not know about. What I don't like — what drives me nuts — is when I try and tell you about something cool and don't get it right. In today's Life, etc., section, for instance, I wrote about summer camps that keep kids on the go. The kind that let kids spend the summer the way kids were made to spend the summer — contracting poison ivy, getting glommed on to by ticks and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors. Further, I wrote that you could learn more about such camps this weekend at the Carolina Parent Camp & Education Fair. Trouble is, I gave the wrong day. The fair is Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. at Saint Mary's School, 900 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.
(In my mea culpa to the camp organizers, I mentioned that years ago someone in the newspaper chain I was with at the time had made a similar mistake. That person's editor hated getting things wrong, hated deceiving readers. For the benefit of those readers who may not have seen the correction the following day, he made the offending reporter go to the place he erroneously listed in his article at the erroneously listed time wearing a sandwich board bearing the correct information.)
Anyway, to repeat, the Carolina Parent Camp & Education Fair is Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Saint Mary's School, 900 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.