Sazerac September 2023

Unsolicited Advice Every fall since the inception of Pinterest, it happens. Free, pretty printable, “Fall Bucket Lists” in pastels, oranges and sage greens take over the internet. And we think to [...]

Simple Life

Squirrelly Business A seedy family of rodents drives an old dude nuts By Jim Dodson Another summer is ending. And once again, the squirrels have won. Last year about this time, you see, I made a [...]

Wandering Billy

Poetry Is Life And life is poetry for Greensboro’s first Poet Laureate By Billy Ingram “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”      – Leonard [...]

Almanac September 2023

September is the last stand of sunflowers — thick with bumbles and honeys — wistfully facing east. Sown in the softest days of summer, when early berries fairly tumbled from their vines, the [...]

Call It Kismet

Joey Marlowe’s Most Excellent Turn of Fate By Cynthia Adams Photographs by Amy Freeman       During one of the most competitive real estate markets in modern times, two lucky High Pointers [...]


Straying Inland The great egret pays a visit By Susan Campbell ’Tis the season of odd sightings: Birds are wandering in all directions. After breeding and ahead of fall migration, it is not [...]

Life Imitates Art

And vice versa By Cassie Bustamante Photography by Bert VanderVeen Costuming by Mary McKeithen of Showboat in Southern Pines Makeup and Hairstyling by Local Honey Salon   “The reason some [...]

Omnivorous Reader

Portrait of a Rock Icon The good, the bad and the ugly By Stephen E. Smith When organizing the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the promoter phoned Chuck Berry to invite him to perform, explaining [...]

The Pleasures of Life Dept.

The Eras Experience (Cassie’s Version) By Cassie Bustamante       I pause on the pedestrian bridge to Nashville’s Nissan stadium, taking a moment to soak it all in. Together, we are a shimmering [...]

The Creators of N.C.

The Adventurous Child Illustrator Jesse White’s major minors By Wiley Cash Photographs By Mallory Cash       When former teacher Jesse White discovered that her young students’ personalities and [...]

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