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O.Henry Ending

Daddy Diaries Fatherhood Day #960: Today I got popped     By Josephus Thompson III I don’t know if you have ever been popped in the mouth by a 2-year-old, but today was my day. My wife [...]

Almanac June

By Ashley Wahl June is a waking dream, a dreamy wakefulness — a dream within a dream.  Beneath the ancient magnolia, where the earth is cool as a stream and filtered light flickers across your [...]

Home, Naturally 

Lightness of being and a sense of gratitude By Cynthia Adams Photographs by Stacey Van Berkel   When an apparel executive and his artistic wife first weighed a career move from the Chicago area [...]

Fairy Lands of North Carolina

Those with “the Sight” claim there are wee folk among us. Do you believe? By John Hood   •   Illustration by Harry Blair   That rock in the river was a big one. Big enough to sit on. That’s [...]

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