CN+R Columns & Opinions

I’ve reunited with Lawry’s salt, and it tastes so good

There are, perhaps, men out there in the world right now who fear their wives might someday try to poison them. Me? My wife, to my culinary chagrin, goes far off in the opposite direction. A …

Little details add to the tale of life

Names and faces — namely, putting them together — have never been my strong suit, something I’ve puzzled about since the two things I’ve spent most of my vocational life doing (journalism and …

Holding space together

Too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold. The Irish poet W.B. Yeats penned that sentence in 1889. It echoes across the Atlantic Ocean more than a century later. In this country, …

October hurricane on the Outer Banks

It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that have been family treasures for generations. The Boston Red Sox are …

School closures were a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly-planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina …