Jon Show
Charlotte Agenda Writer

Why my kid rides the bus

This article was originally published on January 20, 2016. “Mom, dad. What is sex?” Kid #1 is only seven so I didn’t think we’d have to deal with this...

Hour-by-hour look into the average lake weekend for a family of 4 in Cornelius

A late summer weekend in Charlotte’s northern neighbor is pretty much like any other weekend around suburban Charlotte. There’s at least one cookout,...

Here’s what 15 Charlotte sports industry executives were doing at age 25

Charlotte is home to a massive sports industry that flies largely under the radar. Everyone knows about the teams like the Panthers and Hornets, but few know...

Am I the only one that thinks Charlotte millennial fashion is a throwback joke?

I’m 40, nearly 41. I’m old. I think I’m OK with being old because I don’t feel old most of the time. Like most people, as I’ve aged I’ve become...

How to pay $20 for a Ninja Warrior type experience – bouldering wall, ropes course, warped wall, zip lines and more

I have a friend who has an unfinished basement and four sons. Shortly after the debut of American Ninja Warrior, he went down to his basement and installed...

One Crazy Summer > Back To School

When I was seven years old I came home from Scandia Elementary School in tears because kindergarten was over. “Mom,” I cried, “I don’t know why...

What’s in a name?

My wife and I began negotiations on baby names a few weeks after we confirmed the gender of each child. Negotiations might seem like a strong word choice but...

Parenting lessons from a Charlotte dad, partially inspired by Dawson’s Creek

There used to be a show on the now-defunct WB called Dawson’s Creek. Anyone who was a teenager in the mid-90s is familiar with its cast of characters – a...

I never wanted a daughter. But oh man, I love the one I got.

I never wanted a girl. I wanted two boys. Rambunctious, dirty, spitting, mop-haired, ant-burning, fart-joke-making, man-part-toting, princess-hating boys. We...

Congrats on having a kid! Condolences on becoming a Charlotte parent.

“We’re pregnant!” Each time I hear an expectant father utter those words I think two things: (1) Your wife is pregnant, there’s no royal “we” in...

An open apology to a family in Huntersville

One year ago this week you emerged from your home. It was a chilly December morning with a tinge of frost on the grass. Maybe you were walking the kids to the...

A breakdown of the weekday Starbucks stereotypes

The first time I entered a Starbucks was the fall of 2000. I’d lived in Charlotte for about a year, renting an old red brick bungalow on Lennox Avenue in...