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To the Editor: Today I felt as if I received two punches to the gut! Most days I feel discouraged about the present state of politics, but today is different somehow. Maybe it’s reading that … more
There’s some good-natured debate (or ribbing) within my immediate family (meaning my kids — I mean, my wife thinks I’m good at everything) about my various and sundry skillsets, or lack … more
In the movie “Forrest Gump,” the Tom Hanks-played main character says numerous times that he and his lady love Jenny go together “just like peas and carrots.” Now not everybody likes peas … more
To the editor: Christmas in July began in 1933 in the North Carolina Mountains, Camp Keystone, a girls’ camp in Brevard. In 1935 the journal “Recreation” reported the event as a summer camp … more
My love affair with books sometimes eclipses my love affair with reading. Which is to also say that I don’t finish every book I start, a trend I sometimes struggle to reconcile. Reading has … more
As we drove along the gravel drive-though the mobile home park, slowing to squint at the passing house numbers, we saw a woman in an arm sling sitting on her front stoop with a pit bull and small … more
As a white person, I was somewhat hesitant to submit this because in no way do I want to imply that I understand at all what it is like to experience life as a person of color. My hope in sharing … more
Here he came, this blue eyed child racing after his older brother and sister to the morning games at Clapping Hands Farm located just west of Pittsboro. He must have been around 6 years old. From the … more
To the editor: In a July 1, 2020, news conference, the governor of North Carolina said, “My number one opening priority is classroom doors.” However, he remained indecisive with no action … more
By the time you read this, my significant other will have returned to his job at a well-known Chapel Hill restaurant. Three years ago, I walked through those doors, not realizing that by returning to … more
To the editor: While the loss of life is hard to bear for families, it also can affect a community as well. Chatham County lost an institutional piece of its agricultural heritage. The business of … more
Last month, after donating blood for the first time, my significant other found me slumped over in a chair. He asked what was wrong, and I replied, “I’m fine,” right before passing out into a … more
My identity as a Latina only became clear and solid in my last year of high school, when I had to describe to colleges and universities who I was. Growing up in Sanford, I lived in a predominantly … more
Today, it seems these United States are more divided every day. We have cultural divisions between urban, rural and suburban. We have political divisions. We certainly have gender and racial … more
An “inflection point” is the point in a curve in which a change in direction occurs. Lately, the goal has been to “flatten the curve” of the exponential increase in coronavirus cases. Yet, … more
The relentless advance of COVID-19 into my family continued this month. No sooner had the doctors pronounced my cousin George fully recovered than they pronounced his granddaughter infected. That … more
To the editor: The Paul Green Foundation, which makes grants to diverse organizations working in the arts and human rights, stands with those who peacefully protest the brutality inflicted on our … more
I’d been dreading my eye examination. An inordinate amount of my waking hours are spent in front of a computer screen. In the last few months, dry, itchy eyes, painful styes and blurry vision … more
Now is not the time to ignore mental health. While the easing of stay-at-home orders are under way across the country, the United States is still dealing with a lack of social interaction, … more
Much of modern society, major advertising especially, tells us that “new” and “bigger” equal “better.” Years ago, or so it seems, products from cars and clothes to radios and rugs all … more
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