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December 25, 2018

Christmas came quite unexpectedly this year. It happened in an empty lot across from the JOY Soup Kitchen in Greenville. I joined Pastor Rodney Coles and Jim Hooker in an initiative called The Community Feeding Our Children program. Cars and vans belonging to Pitt County School social workers were…


December 23, 2018

What is a good book I can give a friend?

Every year I get this question from folks who know that I try to keep up with North Carolina-related books.

First of all, I have to warn people that giving books is not without risks. In fact, an effective way to lose friends is giving a book that is not…


December 23, 2018

After a string of cash-register robberies, the Crown and Anchor, a pub in south London, decided to stop taking cash altogether. The burglaries have stopped, but now the only way to pay for a pint and a pasty at the Crown is on credit.

Since most of their customers used credit cards anyway, it…


December 23, 2018

If almond meal were sand, then the San Rafael Reef would be the marzipan of the desert.

The San Rafael Reef of Utah is a 50-mile line of pale triangular rocks made of tan sandstone, and it marks the edge of an enormous tilt of underland that rises out of the desert like a giant picket fence…

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