Simple Life

The Roadshow Spending Time and Miles on the Backroads   By Jim Dodson Owing to heavy end-of-summer traffic, I took several back roads on a recent trip from Wilmington to Greensboro, and then [...]

Eye on GSO

Carrying Kevan  A different kind of musical journey By Billy Eye “When we are courageous and creative, the world becomes accessible.” – We Carry Kevan  In the September 2021 issue of O.Henry, Eye [...]

Simple Life

The Summer Itch By Jim Dodson The big story around our house this week was Man against Nature, or maybe Woman against Itch. Or maybe The Big Scratch. Whatever you call it, it started a few days [...]

Simple Life

Ceiling Fans and Feet Dancing By Jim Dodson Some years ago we moved into a historic  house loaded with charm and only one thing missing — air  conditioning. To be fair, the old place actually [...]

Current Mood

Very First Day Meeting Jen was a gift of a lifetime. May my daughter be so lucky on her first day of high school By Cassie Bustamante I’ll never forget the time I was vacuuming my staircase and [...]

Simple Life

July’s End Signals Turn Toward Fall By Jim Dodson Last year at this time, I told to my wife that next year I planned to spend the month of July either sitting in a volcanic fumarole [...]

Simple Life

Summer Evenings By Jim Dodson The best part of any summer day is evening. As the light expires and the heat of day yields to the cool of night, a kind of magic realism takes possession of the [...]

Simple Life

‘Hurricane Jimmy’ Loses Steam, Gains Insight By Jim Dodson When I was a teenager, somewhere back in the late 1960s, I asked my Grandmother Taylor if she was afraid of dying. After [...]

Simple Life

Where the Mild Things Are By Jim Dodson These midsummer mornings are the ones I like best, the last cool, wet mornings in my garden before dawn, when plants are at their peak and months of toil [...]

Simple Life

Hat Trick Donning — and Doffing — the Right Topper By Jim Dodson The other afternoon, as the skies darkened and the winds sharpened their bite, I slipped into Belk in search of a belt and came [...]

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